At the Laundromat

At the Laundromat

by Sometimes, it’s an interesting cross-section of people you can discover at the laundromat. Sometimes interesting is the wrong word. I don’t do laundromats much anymore, because, with three small children, it was one of our earliest goals after we moved to the small town we’re living in to have our own washing machine and …

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Notes in the Dictation

Notes in the Dictation

by I dictate a lot of my first drafts. Makes my commute more useful (and seem like it goes faster), helps get the basic story out of my head quicker, and makes things more interesting when I get to editing phases. Sometimes, I leave notes for myself in the text of a dictated story. They …

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This is Geckzilla

This is Geckzilla

by Or Geck or The Gecko. She came to live with us around about my son’s 9th birthday. The first, but by no means the last, reptile to join the menageries, she was just about full-grown she came home, which probably made her somewhere between six and nine months old. In my view, she did, …

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Omicron Persei?

Omicron Persei?

by So, like the old saying goes, men are from Omicron Persei 9, women are from Omicron Persei 7. For my wife and me, that’s still true the after all these years. And in case none of that is clear, what I mean is that we’re not always communicating very effectively. In certain ways, we …

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Skip To My Luu

Skip To My Luu

by Quick post to remind everyone that I’m pushing ahead on the indie publishing thing. Skip to My Luu, my first independently published novel, is now: Available as an ebook on various Amazons including com and ca, Getting processed to be a trade paperback (which I’ll link as soon as I see the notification that …

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Writing Report for March 2019

Writing Report for March 2019

by Holy word count, Batman! Going back through my records, this was actually my best month for word count ever, and the first time I’ve ever broken 100,000 words in a month. Distant number 2 was January this year at under 82k, and 3rd place was September last year at a touch over 81k. I …

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Book Releases for 2019 Q2

Book Releases for 2019 Q2

by The basic plan for the second quarter of this, my first Indie Publishing Year, has a total of 6 things in it: 2 short, 1 long, 1 collection, and 2 fan fiction pieces. In a little more detail: April Turn the World Around, a SF novella coming in at just barely under 35,000 words. …

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Sometimes, Writing Is A Struggle

Sometimes, Writing Is A Struggle

by I decided, while I’m working out some of the bits of a set of related short stories that I’m going to try to make a little progress on what would technically be the next novel project, so, yes, that means I’m once again working on two novels at once. Well, technically three, and not …

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Indie Marketing

Indie Marketing

by So I’ve been planning and working on this whole indie publishing thing for quite a while, figuring things out, understanding processes, finding tools, working out Amazon and its particular tools and procedures, and so on. At this point, I feel like I’ve got a fair grip on the production side of things. Not that …

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Doctor Who In the Modern Era

Doctor Who In the Modern Era

by So, here’s the thing, I’ve been having a hard time with the modern era Doctor Who for a while. I know it’s been running for like a decade and a half now, and sometimes it’s getting hard to call it the modern era, but I think it completely lost me a few years ago. …

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