It's been a busy month, but I've gotten halfway through the first draft of my latest novel, The Kindness of Killbots, and its protagonist Nito is currently in a whole mess of trouble. Looks like my unofficial NaNoWriMo may be spent finishing it up. I've also been continuing to play around with 3D rendering, and … Continue reading A Chat, a Render, and a Sale Announcement!
A Word on my New Project!
After publishing one story, I'm already well into writing my next, The Kindness of Killbots. It's a Weird West/steampunk novel, starring a very kind killbot, Unit-N1T0, aka Nito. Returning readers may remember him and his trusty clockwork steed from a few of my old short stories. I've also been learning a little about making 3D … Continue reading A Word on my New Project!
The Release of The Snake-Oil Pursuit!
I'm very excited to announce my first novel has officially released! It's available for purchase on Amazon, and on Kindle Unlimited. It feels like the conclusion of a long journey, after so many years of work. But the next story, and the next journey has already begun... (that, however, is an update for another day … Continue reading The Release of The Snake-Oil Pursuit!
After a Long Hiatus… Exciting News! Plus a New Short Story.
It's certainly been a long time since I updated this blog, but I never forgot it. Instead, for the past year, I've been completely consumed with revisions for my first novel, The Snake-Oil Pursuit. It turned out to need a lot more attention than I anticipated, at least to reach the point where I was … Continue reading After a Long Hiatus… Exciting News! Plus a New Short Story.
The Return of Very Short Stories
It's been a while since I did one of these, but I've created another small collection of my favorite #vss365 stories from Twitter, which I hope you'll enjoy. These were originally written in April and May of 2019. In other news, I've been spending long hours on a final revision of my upcoming fantasy adventure … Continue reading The Return of Very Short Stories
My First Short Story Collection
Hi everybody! I'm happy to announce I've recently published my first book, a collection of my short stories from the StoryADay May challenge, titled Fantasy & Folly: 31 Stories in May. Of course, the stories will remain available here on my blog, but if you'd like to enjoy them in a convenient, easy-to-read ebook format, … Continue reading My First Short Story Collection
Story-A-Day May #31: A Cut Above
The final prompt of the month! Wow, this was a great challenge by storyaday.org, and I’m thrilled to have completed it while also reaching my goal of writing a 1,000 word minimum story each day. It’s been a tremendous learning experience for me. Too often, I get caught up in small details, or stuck between … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #31: A Cut Above
Story-A-Day May #30: Revenge of the Tavern Tales
We’ve already hit storyaday.org’s penultimate challenge prompt! It’s an intriguing one, to “plagiarize yourself” — specifically, to rewrite one of your stories from earlier in the month, in a different way. I enjoyed the excuse to revisit them, and I decided to use my story for May 11th, dubbed “Tavern Tales”, which you can read … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #30: Revenge of the Tavern Tales
Story-A-Day May #29: The Hawaiian-Shirt Triangle
With 3 days to go in the challenge, we have a Rashomon-like prompt from storyaday.org: “Write a story in three sections, each section recounting the same event from a different character’s point of view.” My story concerns a husband and father, his daughter, his wife, and his prized Hawaiian shirt, which mysteriously vanishes. Probably not … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #29: The Hawaiian-Shirt Triangle
Story-A-Day May #28: Pulpit Pandemonium
Today’s storyaday.org prompt is to incorporate a specific paragraph into the story, which appears to involve a character objecting to a marriage — I’ve chosen to use it as the opening paragraph to my story, though I interpreted it in a different way. --- Pulpit Pandemonium Loretta’s face was hidden by the wide brimmed hat … Continue reading Story-A-Day May #28: Pulpit Pandemonium