Blast’Em Episode 1: Insertion

What follows is the start of a weekly serial detailing the strange and ridiculous exploits of a bunch of far-future mercenaries. New, short episodes every Friday afternoon – welcome to the world of ‘Blast’em’! He called her the wrong name. Twice. So Aurora whipped her hand back, and sent it crashing against the grunt’s face. […]

Shoveling the Driveway: A Review

Let’s get this out of the way first: shoveling the driveway offers an immediate, satisfying payoff that’s hamstrung by inconvenient timing and poor conditions. That might sound damning, but as with most things, it’s about perspective. I’ve been experiencing this activity for going on 25 years now – since I was old enough to hold […]

That’s a Lot of World to Build: Lessons from Writing a Six-Book Series (Part One)

My main writing project last year become THE SKYWARD SAGA, a six novel + two short story adventure starring a young woman and a murderous alien. You know, the kind of story that comes along all the time. As we’re coming near the close of the story, I’m taking a look at what I’ve learned […]

The Joys of Writing In Advance

I wanted to try something different with The Skyward Saga  – a title which I’ll either italicize or capitalize depending on the amount of coffee I’ve had while writing the post, you guess which means what – namely, writing almost all of the books in advance before publishing a single one. This has a couple of […]

The Challenge of Relative Fun

Every day starts with an onslaught of choices, tasks, and, in my house, attacks from clawed felines. There’s the standard issue stuff – making breakfast, ingesting as much caffeine as possible, staring at the ceiling and wishing for just one more hour of sleep. And then there’s the interesting bits, what actually gets done not by necessity […]