Writing/Editing Update: November Edition

Steampunk Novel. This was supposed to be the year I finished the first draft of my long-suffering novel. After a slow period in late fall, I was starting to worry about making that self-imposed deadline. But with the various obligations thrust upon us after my stepfather's passing, I decided I had to give myself a … Continue reading Writing/Editing Update: November Edition

Writing/Editing Update: October Edition

Late in October, around the time I would normally be putting this belated post together, my stepfather passed away suddenly after a fall. I don't post a lot of such personal stuff, but this sad turn of events had a large impact on my professional life as well. There would be no way to write … Continue reading Writing/Editing Update: October Edition

Writing/Editing Update: September Edition

Steampunk Novel. Yikes. After blasting back into the novel throughout August after the nothing burger of July, September turned out to be another dead-end month as I scrabbled to meet freelance deadlines. More on that below. Shared-World Novella. Nothing new to report. The Satellite Dish. Nothing new to report. Ko-Fi. A quick review of the 2014 legal … Continue reading Writing/Editing Update: September Edition

From the Vault: My Matt Jefferies Story

For any non–Star Trek people reading this, the late Matt Jefferies designed the original Starship Enterprise, its bridge, sickbay, and shuttlecraft interior, the Klingon cruiser, and numerous other sets and props including the phasers. During the shooting of Star Trek: The Original Series, the access tubes Scotty often had to crawl into to save the ship … Continue reading From the Vault: My Matt Jefferies Story

Writing/Editing Update: July Edition

Steampunk Novel. Yikes. Although the date on the file indicates it was modified during July, I can't recall what that might have been. Surely it was nothing significant. It was an overloaded freelance month, as you'll see below. Shared-World Novella. No updates yet from the editor. The Satellite Dish. Still haven't discussed it with the beta reader, … Continue reading Writing/Editing Update: July Edition