• Announcement,  Life

    A Quick Update

    by Been awfully quiet here so far this year, and I’m sorry about that. Not that that changes anything or that the relative quiet is going to shift much until the term is over. I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself to do well this time around at university. You know, actually live up to my supposed academic potential. It’s working out so far, but it usually means that if school is in session, I’m not doing much else. Really, I should have figured that out before now, but every term is a new one, right? A new one with higher level courses or new material that’s sometimes hard…

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    Announcement,  Published Story

    Announcement – Doors and Shadows

    by Slowly making headway. A little writing, a little plotting, a little blogging, and I actually got an episode of the Weekly Writing Report out last week (and tomorrow is looking good for another), so I’m feeling better about the writing journey right now. Today, it’s time for another announcement. Which, as I type, is giving me a peculiar form of déjà vu. It feels like I’ve written the primary details about this before, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere, so perhaps it was in an alternate timeline. So… My short story, “Doors and Shadows” is set to appear in the upcoming anthology from Flame Tree Press, Hidden…

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    Announcement,  Published Story

    Story Appearance

    by Way, way behind on so many things. There are reasons, most of them academic. I’ve deliberately set myself a harder than necessary second year so that third year will be a little easier than the normal brutality in my program and cascading adjustments will let fourth year be a Thesis focus picking up the remaining requirements. But that means a lot of other stuff is behind. Writing in general, and as relates to the blog, I don’t recall the last time I posted, but I could certainly look it up and be disappointed with how long it’s been. So, to dip my toe back into blogging, an announcement! My…

  • Announcement,  Podcasting,  Writing

    Podcast Pushed Back a Week and the (Late) Monthly Writing Report

    by Doubling up on what goes into this Monday post so I don’t wind up writing two posts. First, like the title suggests, I’m pushing the podcast launch back a week for the Weekly Writing Report. Since I don’t know that anyone will actually listen to this one, and that’s okay, it’s not a big deal. Life intervened. Well, that’s not really true. I left my laptop and USB drive at my parent’s place on a visit and my last backup was a disgusting three weeks old (older by the time I got the USB back and fixed now). I didn’t want to duplicate everything I’d done so had to…

  • Announcement,  Publishing,  Writing

    My Ko-Fi Shop

    by I’ve mentioned it here and there but haven’t made a big deal out of it. I don’t often make a big deal out of things, do I? Probably, I should make a bigger deal out of this. There are a lot of crowdfunding models available for creators now and a lot of different services to take advantage of them. While I likely will branch out to a couple of other things as well, I’ve picked Ko-Fi as a starting point for several reasons. Ko-Fi has been around for a couple of years and they seem fairly stable. How little they take in commission – nothing on tips/donations and 5%…

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    Announcement,  Publishing

    Launch Day!

    by Yup! Draugr Rising has been released all the places it’s supposed to be so far. Which is basically all the Amazon market places and in my Ko-Fi shop (which is more important to me, at least). Again, the first four chapters are here if you’d like to check it out and see if you’ll enjoy my writing style and the story first. I think it’s a fun story but I’m also self-aware enough to recognize that not everyone likes the same stuff. Be well, everyone. by

  • Announcement,  Publishing

    The 2022 Publishing Schedule

    by I didn’t actually say, did I? Time to remedy that. There are seven things in total (not counting Star Trek fanfic) on the list for 2022. I did mention that I’ll be releasing something for each even numbered month. That gives us: June Bits of the Multiverse – fifty-ish thousand words of SF that may represent a cross-section of my work in that genre. The first few chapters of four novels plus four complete short stories. I’ve talked about this before, and actually managed to get it done and out ahead of June Scattered Realms just went up a couple of days ago. Same idea as Bits of the…

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    Announcement,  Publishing

    The Next Novel

    by As in the next one I’m going to publish. Prep work is done. Files are uploaded in most of the places (one left and that’s for today), Draugr Rising will release on 21 June 2022. On the Solstice for an obscure reason that ties into the book, sort of. I think this might be the first novel I’m releasing that’s in the first person, told from the perspective of Jerry, a man approaching forty who’s been widowed and lost both his parents in the past year so is left to raise his teenage daughter on his own. He discovers that he’s also the mortal descendent of a Norse god…

  • Announcement,  Publishing,  Writing

    Giving It Away

    by Once upon a time, it was possible to give your e-book away for free on Amazon. This was not really recommended unless you were trying to hook people into a series. Lots of hopeful authors did it anyway, forgetting that most people don’t value what they don’t pay for. Lots of hopeful authors would still be doing it if they could. Amazon will now only let you give away your book if you’re part of the KDP Select program (which appears to mean that you only sell your book through them, something I’m not willing to do at this point) and only for a five-day period once in a…

  • Announcement,  Publishing,  Writing

    The Indie Pub List

    by So I’ve already mucked up the blogging 2 out of 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday plan. This post was supposed to have been yesterday. I want to be fair to myself and say I started on a Wednesday and yesterday was crowded and I’m writing it now… so maybe I will. Life isn’t always smooth on a daily basis. The plan for this post is a basic list of all the indie publishing I’ve done so far and a sharing the publishing schedule from now to the end of the year. Side note: the list of 26 items on the publishing reorganization is now up to 30 after having first…