I know, I know. Meta discussion is bad. But if there’s one character on Deep Space Nine that just keeps inviting it, it’s our favorite Klingon. I just can’t help but draw comparisons to the way O’Brien has managed to gel with the show from day one, whereas everytime Worf is on screen, he just screams “I was brought in because the show was on the rocks!”. Read the rest of this entry →
July 6, 2014 in General Topics
I’m so busy these days churning out my actual writing that I don’t get to spend as much time on the blog as I wish I could. And that’s a shame, because I always envisioned it as the chief portal by which all of you out there might interact with me. Right now, for example, I’m killing myself on Beacon- Part VIII. It’s the conclusion, it’s going to be as good as I can make it, and I’m 32,000 words deep into it already. While it’s flowing so well, my priority hasn’t been on updating the blog.
And then, of course, sometimes I can’t get to the blog to post any sort of update because life decides to intervene. And that’s exactly what happened in June. My family went through an experience so surreal that it just deserves a note dropped into the electronic ether. Read the rest of this entry →
May 26, 2014 in General Topics
On a regular basis I get asked for advice or guidance from folks who are wondering about my methods for creating the characters and plots that populate my fiction. Oftentimes these beginning writers have dabbled in a few chapters toward their own work, or produced an outline, or something similar, and they’re befuddled on how to proceed. I’m always happy to help, but I usually can’t go into the details that would be most beneficial to them (due to time constraints), and I regret that.
So when I was invited to join a blog tour that was being conducted by many other authors, I was intrigued, largely by the premise: expound on one’s writing, and the process behind it. Read the rest of this entry →
Sometimes the arrival of an unexpected event–or even an expected event whose ramifications one hadn’t time to fully consider–can derail the order and structure of our carefully arranged lives, and leave us to consider how we’ll react to our newfound role. “Accession” is razor-focused on this theme, but it deftly avoids being ham-fisted about it. Read the rest of this entry →
Read Beacon – Part VII today!
Releasing this installment gets to the subject of concluding this long odyssey, which I’ll get to in a moment. But here’s the obligatory links first:
Here’s the blurb:
Alliances collapse. War rages. But a child’s secret could overshadow it all. Part VII of the Beacon Saga.
Mally, Tersias and Nastron take a ship helmed by a dangerous pilot to a secret meeting in the heart of Beacon’s deadliest layer. Thrat suspects a growing plot against Baelick, and finds himself having to make hard choices. An incredible theory comes to light. This, and more, in the last installment before the Beacon Saga’s conclusion.
A serial installment of seventeen thousand words.
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