Swimming Cat Studios

Balticon 46 was a BLAST! I had a very good time, saw a lot of old friends, made some new ones, and managed to survive all my panels! In addition to a lot of good memories, I came home with a lot of recorded audio. It is going to take me a while to sift through everything, so I’m going to be releasing it in pieces.

In fact, I’m going to be starting a new feed for content coming out of Balticon. This post is going to be the first part of that feed. If you’re actually subscribed to the Master Feed, you’ll still be getting this content there, but if you just want to pick up the Balticon Goodies, you’ll want to subscribe to the Balticon feed. Once the feed is set up, I’ll edit this post and it will go here: feed://swimmingcatstudios.com/category/balticon/feed/

This feed won’t be advertised in iTunes, you’ll need to come here to find it and subscribe. It’s just our little secret. I’ll also be starting another new feed, but there will be more about that, after the cut. [click to continue…]


Writing update

by Doc Coleman on December 23, 2011 · 0 comments

in WIP

Progress continues on Perils. Last night I sat down and managed to pound out another 2200 words while listening to Christmas music. What started out as my NaNoWriMo project for this year has now grown to over 55,000 words. Right now I’m thinking that it will probably run up around 75 thousand words for the first draft. I’ve slacked off on the writing since the end of November, but other projects are waiting for me to finish this draft, so I’ve set myself a new deadline of New Year’s Eve to get my butt in motion again.

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I have mentioned in a few places that I will be doing NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, this year for the very first time. I’m stoked at the idea of doing this, just as much as I am daunted by the demands of the writing schedule I’m going to have to follow to “Win” the event. In the past I’ve been trying to write five days a week, with limited success. Between my blogs and my podcast, I can usually manage to write something significant on five days of the week, but I don’t always manage to get around to writing fiction. Or if I do, it might be just once or twice a week. For NaNoWriMo, I’m putting all the other projects aside and just focusing on my fiction. [click to continue…]


Today I have published my first short story, The Gift, on Smashwords. The story in question was first released on the podcast Every Photo Tells… and was nominated for a Parsec Award in 2010. Now the text is available in print on Smashwords for just $0.99.

This is my first story on Smashwords, but it won’t be my last. Keep your eyes out for more news on further writing and publishing adventures. If you’d like to see more of my writing, please buy a copy of The Giftand encourage your friends to do the same. The money I make will help fund future projects, and encourage me to make more time for writing.


To try to make things a little easier for folks to find my various projects, I’ve set up a new splash page for DocColeman.com. This new page links to each of the major projects that I have going, providing a simple launch point for anyone looking into my work. Please take a look at the page and let me know what you think of it.

Right now, it is just a basic page, but I may end up moving some things over to that site, such as some of the galleries and the Lee of the Scale blog from scaleslea.net. It will depend on what happens with the host for that site.