Once more, with feeling!

I've tried to keep these #WriterWednesday posts going fairly regularly, but I have to admit that it has been a while since I last sat down and wrote. I'm not talking about writing a blog post, but actually crafting fiction. It is past time to get back… [more]

Once more, with feeling! Once more, with feeling!

2013 Parsec Finalists Announced!

For podcasters, the Parsec Awards aren't the only awards around, but they are one of the most prestigious. The Parsecs recognize excellence in speculative fiction podcasting, and include categories for best story in a several formats, best behind the… [more]

2013 Parsec Finalists Announced! 2013 Parsec Finalists Announced!

Capclave 2014 schedule now available!

I must apologize for not posting here lately. Life has been very busy, and in my most productive time I've knuckled down on doing my voice recording, to keep to the schedule I agreed on with the producer. There hasn't been as much time for blogging as… [more]

Capclave 2014 schedule now available! Capclave 2014 schedule now available!

And now, his watch is over…

Last night, a light went out in the podcasting firmament. We lost one of our own, P.G. Holyfield. This past weekend, it was announced on the site of PG's latest project SpecFic Media, that PG had been diagnosed with a particular type of fast acting cancer.… [more]

And now, his watch is over… And now, his watch is over...

Capclave 2014 schedule now available!

I must apologize for not posting here lately. Life has been very busy, and in my most productive time I've knuckled down on doing my voice recording, to keep to the schedule I agreed on with the producer. There hasn't been as much time for blogging as… [more]

Capclave 2014 schedule now available! Capclave 2014 schedule now available!

Balticon 47 Wrap-up – Part 7, The Shrinking Man Project, Special Episode 5 – Balticon 47 Live!

Welcome to part seven of the Balticon 47 Wrap up. This week's episode is from my other podcast, The Shrinking Man Project. It is a live Special episode featuring the return of three of last year's guests, Starla Huchton, Lauren “Scribe” Harris,… [more]

Balticon 47 Wrap-up – Part 7, The Shrinking Man Project, Special Episode 5 – Balticon 47 Live! Balticon 47 Wrap-up - Part 7, The Shrinking Man Project, Special Episode 5 - Balticon 47 Live!

Blog Hop – Writing Process Interview

I have been tagged in a Blog Hop interview about my writing process.  I was tagged by my former Galley Table cohort, Jeff Hite. This is part of a blog hop meme that has been bouncing around for a while. If you're interested in who's been tagged, feel… [more]

Blog Hop – Writing Process Interview Blog Hop - Writing Process Interview

Amazon vs. Hachette, vs. Writers, vs. Readers

There is a big kerfuffle going on in writer's circles. Actually, it isn't so much going on as it is going on and on and on... It is one of those arguments that won't seem to die. This is what usually happens when people are arguing back and forth between… [more]

Amazon vs. Hachette, vs. Writers, vs. Readers Amazon vs. Hachette, vs. Writers, vs. Readers

Balticon 48 Schedule

Naturally, nothing is final until we get there, but here is what I've been told my schedule for this year's Balticon is going to look like. Unlike earlier years, the schedule won't be so heavy, in part because I believe Balticon has more guests this year… [more]

Balticon 48 Schedule Balticon 48 Schedule
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I must apologize for not posting here lately. Life has been very busy, and in my most productive time I’ve knuckled down on doing my voice recording, to keep to the schedule I agreed on with the producer. There hasn’t been as much time for blogging as I’d like. It has helped me regain some focus, though. I have a bad habit of working on too many projects at once and losing myself between them. While it is good to have the next project waiting in the wings, one must always keep focused on the current goal.

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Last night, a light went out in the podcasting firmament. We lost one of our own, P.G. Holyfield. This past weekend, it was announced on the site of PG’s latest project SpecFic Media, that PG had been diagnosed with a particular type of fast acting cancer. His first symptoms were noticed in July, and by the time he was diagnosed, the cancer had already progressed beyond the point of any treatment. With that announcement, a fund was started to raise money to help defray P.G.’s medical bills, and to help provide for his three daughters. In 24 hours that fund raised over $10,000 dollars. Unfortunately, that is still a drop in the bucket with the outrageous medical costs in the States. P.G. may be gone, but he still needs our help.

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I know I’ve been silent here for a while. It has been almost a month since I’ve been able to update the blog, and I’m afraid I have to say that not all the news is good. We’ve had more than our share of family drama and it has played out somewhat harshly than we had hoped. The repercussions have sent a bit of a wave through our family and we’ve in the process of picking up the pieces.

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There is a big kerfuffle going on in writer’s circles. Actually, it isn’t so much going on as it is going on and on and on… It is one of those arguments that won’t seem to die. This is what usually happens when people are arguing back and forth between two choices that aren’t right for the question. It is like asking what should we have for breakfast and arguing back and forth between tennis shoes and a feeling of vague disappointment. Neither one answers the question, and they aren’t really opposing choices in their own right. But people will continue to argue, and will deny the fact that the question itself may not be the right question. This case is no exception.

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Last week I talked about getting back to work on writing the next draft of The Perils of Prague. I’ve made a start on it, but it is still slow going, what with everything else going on in my life. Still, I’m making progress. Moving forward. Unfortunately, now I’ve got to add something else to the mix. I’ve got some voice work commitments, and it is time to get recording again so that I can meet them.

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I’ve tried to keep these #WriterWednesday posts going fairly regularly, but I have to admit that it has been a while since I last sat down and wrote. I’m not talking about writing a blog post, but actually crafting fiction. It is past time to get back on the writing trail. I’ve had notes from my editor for Perils, but I have not been able to take the time to talk to her about them and make sure that I understand everything she’s saying. Every time I try, something in life jumps up and gets in the way. I need to find a way forward that doesn’t depend on consulting my editor first. I think I’ve found one…

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b48_bannerSo, a number of thing happened Memorial Day weekend. First off there was Balticon. This was full of fun and cool things and great friends, and regrettably, this is not what this post is about. We’ll come back to Balticon in another post. The second and third things that happened Memorial Day weekend weren’t cool at all, but they triggered the fourth thing, which is proving to be increasingly cool by pointing out things that are not cool. Not following along? Let me explain…

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Naturally, nothing is final until we get there, but here is what I’ve been told my schedule for this year’s Balticon is going to look like. Unlike earlier years, the schedule won’t be so heavy, in part because I believe Balticon has more guests this year than they have in the past. I won’t be doing a recording of The Shrinking Man Project for Balticon this year, but I will be doing a few new and interesting things, as well as keeping up with some old favorites.

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I have been tagged in a Blog Hop interview about my writing process.  I was tagged by my former Galley Table cohort, Jeff Hite. This is part of a blog hop meme that has been bouncing around for a while. If you’re interested in who’s been tagged, feel free to follow the link to Jeff’s site and follow the trail backwards. There are quite a number of interesting writers back along the trail.

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Jeff Hite tagged me on a Blog Hop meme and gave me some interview questions that I was supposed to answer on May 12th. And then a family emergency came up, and I had to make an unplanned trip to Raleigh. So… didn’t get a chance to answer the questions. Never fear, I will answer them, it may just be delayed a few days.  Sorry folks.

In the meantime, here is a short movie of some kittens on a Roomba.

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