• Writing

    July Writing Accomplishments

    by I will try to keep it brief this month, though we all know that’s hard for me. As far as writing goes, it’s a shorter list of accomplishments than last month, but I’m okay with that. I’ve been spending a little more time on the to do list and a little less writing, and the stuff I got done made me happy. Writing accomplishments: Smog Alert 1st Draft. Star Trek fanfic. Kirk and Spock are at a tactical conference while Sulu, in command, ferries some scientists to New Aberdeen. Tholian Rescue 1st Draft. The Enterprise picks up a distress call from a Tholian ship. Time Travel Sucks 1st Draft.…

  • Life

    Summer Solstice

    by According to a quick Google search, the Summer Solstice happens today at 5:43 pm EDT. In ancient days in northern Europe (where, spread across a couple of locales, most of my ancestors are from), the Solstice was an important day of the year. The longest day, the most daylight. The high point of the year and worthy of celebration. Midsummer. Wait, isn’t the solstice the first day of Summer? Which I’ve always found weird, and the same with the winter solstice being the first day of Winter. It makes more sense to me that the longest and shortest day-periods of the year are also the high and low points…

  • Publishing,  Writing

    The Various Writing and Publishing Goals for 2020

    by I’ve realized I haven’t put all of these in one place, even though I’ve worked them out in some detail. Okay, a lot of detail. A lot of thought has gone into these, so it could be a long post. Could be, right. I put out some basic writing goals in January, noting that it was my intention to not do a lot of drafting until at least the second half of the year, but I’m not sure why I didn’t put a lot of detail into that post. Last year, there were several posts planned. Multiple posts, really, hitting the stretch and super-stretch goals as they became relevant.…