• 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,  Philosophy

    Year of Celebration – July 2017

    by The Year of Celebration Continues! July has some odd and interesting holidays and awareness days. Plus one or two things that are a little more personal. Here’s what I’m celebrating in July.   01 July – Canada Day (and Canada is 150) So it’s Canada’s 150th birthday this year. On this day in 1867, the British North America Act took effect, creating the Dominion of Canada as a separate nation and setting up the basic functionality of the Canadian government system. A sesquicentennial may not make Canada old as far as nations go, but it’s a mark worth celebrating.   02 July – World UFO Day Ever seen a…

  • Writing

    Writing Report, July 2016

    by It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these (or a blog post at all, actually – I should fix that), but now that I’ve moved back into a writing groove, I remember these were a good way to keep me updated and honest. If no one else reads these posts, it doesn’t change anything, and it really doesn’t matter. My efforts are still a bit scattered, though I have definite targets, just a lot of them. The idea right now is that I’m mostly picking up stories and threads I’ve already started and finishing or polishing them. There are some new things intruding, especially in the short…

  • Fiction,  Writing

    Writing Report, July 2014

    by July has been a month with very little free time outside of the car. A weirder day job schedule than I’ve been used to lately, lots of family stuff going on, a birthday or two, a couple of day (or night) trips, and plenty of stuff to do around the house. That said, my 90 minutes of commuting time has made it a very productive month. The quick summary for July, 2014:   Novel WIP The Godhead Book 2 progress: a little bit stalled, but I have put in 12,500 words this month. Rethinking a couple of characters and a major plot point coming up in the middle of…