Plotting with a Forecast of Zombies

I have to be honest — I don’t get the whole zombie zeitgeist.  I’d have thought — no, wait, did think — five years ago that we had reached the peak, that zombies were a fad and their day was done. Millions of viewers of The Walking Dead would beg to differ. Despite my firmContinue reading “Plotting with a Forecast of Zombies”

On Working on My NaNoWriMo Outline

Hello? Is this mic still on…? Ah, there it is. The squeal of feedback. I’ve been busy. And writing. But mostly busy. This happens to all of us from time to time, but it’s been especially bad of late. One thing I’ve been working on? I’m finally tackling a revision to the Merlin outline. Yes,Continue reading “On Working on My NaNoWriMo Outline”

On a Life Round-Up

Where does the time go? Don’t answer that. It’s a rhetorical question. Life has been busy. There have been writing deadlines, both work-related and personal-related. There has been some personal stuff occupying my time — and driving me half-mental. And there has been working on WordPress code for the new website. Let’s take these inContinue reading “On a Life Round-Up”

On ReDeus: Divine Tales

The gods of ancient Greece and Rome. They were myths, right? The stories of the Vikings, about the nine worlds and the trickster Loki and Ragnarok, those were just stories, weren’t they? The spirits of the British isles, they weren’t real, were they? What if they were true? What if the gods we think ofContinue reading “On ReDeus: Divine Tales”

On Sending a Story Into the Wild

Three weeks ago I mentioned that I was writing a new short story. If you followed me on Twitter on Saturday and Sunday, you may have noticed that I was writing furiously on the story. I had a deadline to meet, after all. Yesterday I finished the story. The first draft weighed in a littleContinue reading “On Sending a Story Into the Wild”

On Looking Ahead to Shore Leave

Shore Leave is four months away, and yesterday I started to brainstorm panel ideas for the convention. I scribbled fifteen ideas on a notepad — it was either that or pay attention to a discussion by Baltimore’s methheads about how a woman’s pelvis is made of sponge — and last night I pared the listContinue reading “On Looking Ahead to Shore Leave”