Writing/Editing Update: August Edition

Steampunk Novel. As previously posted, July was basically a bust on this as I labored mightily on four freelance gigs. Determined to turn things around, I instituted a modest 500 words per day minimum beginning August 1. This has turned out to be a great approach for me, and as of today I have added 13,385 … Continue reading Writing/Editing Update: August 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

From the Vault: The True Story of a Bench, Data, and Cheese Popcorn

So this just popped back into my head. Sometime around 1990 or so I was waiting to meet a friend in Calhoun Square in Uptown Minneapolis, sitting in the middle of a bench. Two employees from different shops come out of their respective places of employment, one from my left, the other from my right. … Continue reading From the Vault: The True Story of a Bench, Data, and Cheese Popcorn

From the Vault: Arthur C. Clarke Memorial Readathon

After Sir Arthur passed [in March 19, 2008], I got to thinking about all his famous books I own that I haven't read yet. So I just read Earthlight, Childhood's End, and Imperial Earth in rapid succession (although I had to take a break to read The Science of Sherlock Holmes, which I'm reviewing for Author magazine—can't miss my first deadline). Earthlight is … Continue reading From the Vault: Arthur C. Clarke Memorial Readathon