Vacation time!

Vacation time!

The trouble with essentially keeping up/growing two careers at the same time is that there’s never any real time off. Conventions are wonderful, but you are “on” for the entire time. Whatever spare time from the day job I’ve had in the past few...
What to do when the well runs dry?

What to do when the well runs dry?

It’s been a rough year for me and I am all out of energy and creativity. I asked my friends for ideas for this blog post because I was all out. And then Jason, genius that he is, suggested talking about what to do when the well runs dry. And hey, right now...
The internet of trust

The internet of trust

I’m getting ready to write my first near-future novel and as research and inspiration, I’m reading and re-reading some tech books. One of the books I’ve been reading is Bruce Schneier’s Click Here To Kill Everybody. Something that I found...
NaNoWriMo Redux

NaNoWriMo Redux

It is now two days after NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. One should probably say the International Novel Writing Month, but that’s neither here nor there. As I’ve mentioned many times before, I like to take part in NaNoWriMo, largely because...

Lost in the woods

It’s NaNoWriMo, and I failed to plan enough ahead enough to have all the blog posts done. I’m writing a secondary world fantasy roughly modeled after Finland during the last Finnish Crusades in roughly the same area. I am so far behind but still determined...