I seriously screwed up at the job, and now I'm paying for it. It's frightening when you think about it. You work hard, try to do the right thing and follow procedures, but a mistake (like, oh, losing one's temper) can destroy all the hard work and good effort one has made up to that … Continue reading Over The Barrel
Just wrapped up an interview for Book in the Bag, a review site that is going live soon-ish. The interview is scheduled for October 1st and I had a lot of fun with the questions they asked. Okay, perhaps too much fun. Love it or hate it, it's done. Wrote a book review last night … Continue reading Interviewed
At the risk of incurring the wrath of the book review gods (because my reviewing schedule is as steady as the men in Kim Kardashian's life), I plan on reviewing Sygillis of Metatron (The League of Elders, Book 1) by Ben Garcia tomorrow over at Shiny Book Review. It's a strange name, yeah, but it's a … Continue reading Wrath of the Book Gods
Let me tell you a story of a group of friends who went to a pretty good high school in Southern California back in the early-mid 90's. These kids (let's call them "Those Guys") were a strange bunch. Band geeks, D&D nerds, one jock (not sure how he slipped into the group), and all future … Continue reading Elitism
Finally got around to reviewing The Kingmakers. Too bad for you that it's not being posted for another two weeks. Why? Well, because the book doesn't come out until Sept 4. The first Failsafe novel (right now, tentatively titled Beneath A Banner Burned) is moving very, very nicely along. I don't know what it is about brunette air … Continue reading Whooshing
I've watched the simmering pot boil over this weekend and not said anything, partly because all of the facts aren't in (and probably will never be in) and partly because a lot of people have such a difficult time comprehending how someone can go into a public place and do such a thing. This isn't … Continue reading Amerika ist Wunderbar
Hey, someone felt sorry for me and went ahead and let my muse speak. Scary, right? Well, here's the link. Also, writing. I'll be around for a real update soon.
Working under a deadline, plus the "real" job which pays for everything, leads to a frustrated writer forgetting to update his website. On the plus side, I'll be returning to FandomFest for a Saturday-only engagement this weekend. You may remember last year's AAR of the event (most of you found this place due to said … Continue reading This Weekend
I literally had to stop writing a few minutes ago. I started having horrible flashbacks and -- I think -- a panic attack. That was odd. I've never had one before. Recap: 11 years ago my older brother Shawn committed suicide. I was 23 at the time and he was pretty much the only sibling … Continue reading Panic Attack Moment
Will another one bite the dust?. Amanda Green pretty much explains it all. You might want to listen to her.
I was coming up with a blog for today about agents in the field when someone popped a comment into a post I wrote a year and a half ago (you know, like, back in the neolithic era?). It gave me a good excuse to revisit something I mentioned over at Sarah Hoyt's blog last … Continue reading Is the Agent Correct?
It's not as though I need any excuses to be lazy about finishing this book but... ...this cat is not helping. No, really. He's not "directing the muse" or "whispering ideas into my ear". He's messing with me. Really. I blame him for my missed deadlines. It's his fault.
There's some weird things going on in the world right now that are just begging for me to voice my little old opinion on. The first thing is US politics. I hate politics, but the more I watch nut jobs on both sides speak for the 80% of the rest of us, the more I'm convinced that the King/Queen/Senate idea … Continue reading Little Ball of Mud
Not apologizing for the lack of updates. Would you rather read this or read something in print (or e-book)? Thought so. Yes, I was working on Wraithkin and Failsafe. I'm also working on Heroes & Rogues, which needs to be done in about two weeks. Oops. I keep linking to both Amanda Green's and Sarah Hoyt's blogs because of … Continue reading Well Paid Hack
Feeling a bit melancholy today, so I went ahead and started listening to music from the Final Fantasy series. You know, that game series that pretty much shaped my formative years (okay, Final Fantasy III and beyond)? Yeah, that one. Hey, speaking of, if it's called Final Fantasy, why are there fourteen games in the … Continue reading I Got Nothing