Weekly Recap – December 6th, 2013

Winter is coming to Southern California! It’s a brisk 47 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. I’m sure those of you in the midwest are are turning your collective nose up at me now. 🙂 Before I proceed, I need to shake my fist at WordPress. I noticed that I was no longer receiving email notifications for comments and Likes. Odd, but …

Weekly Recap – November 27th, 2013 (Early Edition)

Yes, I’m sending this one out early because after 2:00PM PST, I will be M.I.A. until next Monday. Of course we have Thanksgiving this week, but I will be attending my first sci-fi convention, Loscon 40, Friday through Sunday. There will be fantastic panels and some of my favorite authors will be speaking. Really, really looking forward to that. First …

Weekly Recap – November 22nd, 2013

As expected, my first week back to work has been a busy one. Long days filled with meetings and operational work. Management deciding they want to accomplish the impossible, oh and if it could all be done before Christmas, that would be great, thanks… I promised more posts about the Gold Rush trip, but I’ve only had time to start …

The Soul Hook - 50pct cover
The Soul Hook

NaNoWriMo Inspiration Creation

I’ve been stealing minutes throughout the week, cobbling together a cover for my NaNoWriMo 2013 WIP. As you can tell, the working title has changed from A Parting War to The Soul Hook. I can’t use this as an eventual cover because at least half of the elements are copyrighted, but I wanted to draw something up for a few reasons: It’s …

Weekly Recap – November 15th, 2013

My wife and I returned home from our Gold Country trip on Wednesday afternoon. I took the rest of the week off for vacation from our vacation. 🙂 Words can barely express what an opportunity it was to explore such a fascinating part of California, which prior to this year, I never even thought twice about. It was so inspiring …

Weekly Recap – November 8th, 2013

Milestone-wise, it was a big week – 250 posts and a two year blogiversary followed by a bunch of exceedingly kind words from all my friends out there on the Internets. I know what I’ll be thankful for this Thanksgiving (well, all year round, really). NaNoWriMo? I’m just under 20,000 words so far. I should crack that tonight, but then …

NaNoWriMo 2013 Journal – Entry #3

Day five and 11,167 words down. I’m ahead of schedule, but I have a five-day getaway coming up this weekend, not to mention Thanksgiving later in the month. I’ll need to make up for things on the front end or back end. Maybe a little of both. Not helping the cause was the release of Battlefield 4 late last month. I’m an …

Weekly Recap – November 1st, 2013

Wow, where did October go? November thinks it can just slide in unnoticed? Oh well. Pumpkin–flavored everything is upon us and NaNoWriMo has begun to tighten its demanding little fingers around our necks. There’s no sense in fighting it. Happy to report that all is well again among the family. Stress levels have decreased slightly, although that’s probably not true. …

NaNoWriMo 2013 Journal – Entry #2

Due to the family emergency, I took a week-long hiatus from NaNoWriMo 2013 planning. Bodies and spirits are much better now and I’ve spent the past couple of days catching up. I really want to tell you guys all about my story, but I’m one of those writers who likes to keep ideas close to his vest in the beginning stages. I find it harder …