Monthly Archives: December 2011

So…How Did I Do in 2011?

With the last few hours of 2011 winding down, now seems like an appropriate time to reflect on what I’ve accomplished this year as writer.  Last January, I decided to get serious about my writing, so I set concrete goals for the year.  … Continue reading

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In Search Of

“Observations on a Clock,” my first sale to Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, hit the book stores a little over a week ago.  Living where I do, that meant it didn’t actually get to our local Barnes and Noble until early … Continue reading

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With Days to Spare

Whew!  With only a handful of days left in 2011, I’ve met my final writing goal for the year.  I finished the first draft of my untitled science fiction novel.  I need to get a little distance from it before delving into the … Continue reading

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The Mind (Games) of an Aspiring Writer

I call myself an aspiring writer, which recently struck one of my friends as an odd thing to say.  I was already published, he pointed out, numerous times over and in professional-rate magazines, so how was I still an “aspiring” … Continue reading

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On Improving the Craft

As an aspiring writer, I’m constantly looking to improve my writing.  In addition to writing, writing, writing (and critiquing, critiquing, critiquing), I read whatever I can find about the craft of storytelling.  There’s a lot of advice out there—some of it contradictory—but I … Continue reading

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Hits, With Purpose

This post is about the power of Mr. T and Steve Urkel.  Call it an experiment in their pop culture power, and I want to see just how much juice they bring to the Thunderdome.  Hmm….this make me wonder if would … Continue reading

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“No Better Yesterday for Tomorrow” Finds a Home

December continues to be kind.  Mystic Signals has bought my story “No Better Yesterday for Tomorrow.”  It’s been accepted as a featured story for their print-only version (they publish some stories both online and in print).  It will appear in issue … Continue reading

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A Quick-as-Flash Update (part deux)

I guess I jumped the clichéd gun yesterday with my update, because I awoke this morning to find “page” proofs for my story “Still Life Through Water Droplets” in my email inbox.  Daily Science Fiction has scheduled it to be mailed … Continue reading

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A Quick-as-Flash Update

The next few months will be busy for me on the publishing front (and hopefully for readers on the reading front).  I have several stories hitting bookstores and the ether, and I thought I’d give a quick summary of what’s coming: … Continue reading

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“Thief of Futures” Podcast Concludes

The conclusion of the podcast of “Thief of Futures” is now available online.  Paul Cole at Beam Me Up! did nice job with it—I felt each part got stronger.  Paul had originally planned to run it in four parts, but … Continue reading

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