Monday, February 28, 2011

Insultingly stupid movie physics, and things that actually make a great deal of sense.

I’m not a movie-buff by any means, but I like a good sci-fi movie as much as the next guy. As a self-proclaimed author of hard science fiction, I tend to have to cringe a bit as most TV and movies are soft sci-fi. Today I’m going to tackle one of my favorite movies of the mid 90s, a movie in which I actually have something of a personal stake: Independence Day.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Today I am going to share an exerpt from my as-yet-untitled manuscript that has been in progress for years now. Feel lucky, I don't typically share things I'm not finished with or haven't published yet:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Writing and music: no, this is not what you are expecting.

I’d like to take some time to discuss inspiration and potential. All that fun stuff. I’d also like to deride a few people, but then again there is every chance I will find some folks who agree with me.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Todays post comes to you from The Concourse to Victory. I have previously posted a peice of this particular story, maybe I'll eventually post the entire thing. This is the begining, and the previous post actually picks up directly following it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Earlier today, I mentioned to a friend that my blog still had zero actual followers(it has 2, both technically the friend I was mentioning to), and he reminded me to "think lovely thoughts, and only then will the pixie dust propel you". Well, that reminded me of this excerpt from The Concourse to Victory:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The worst three words.

I was hanging around an online writing forum today, and had the pleasure of talking to an aspiring new writer going through a rough patch. The poor fellow had been bravely querying his first few agents, and managed to win the reverse-lottery.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rejections abound.

So, as I may have mentioned, I am presently querying for a new novel, The Next Progression. I have sent out a total of 14 queries, 2 by email and 12 by post. I am fully expecting to get back 14 rejections, because that’s just the way things go.