Its been a while since I blogged about Wired Love: A Romance in Dots and Dashes and Continue reading “Added Wire Love to ad hoc story survey”
I’ve finished up my final (major) edit pass of “Death Rides for Free” and am busily putting the edits in to the doc. I normally do my edits on a hard copy so as to compartmentalize my working environments. I use the word processor primarily for the “barf” phase, then edit on hard copy in the “polish” phase in order to avoid the temptation to edit / wordsmith during the barf phase. After a slash-and-burn rampage with the red pen (which is misleading, as I tend to write bare-bones and then augment and add far more than I remove during an edit pass) I type it all in.
E. E. Knight posted a great quote on his blog, which I am going to re-post here. Continue reading “Great quote on reading and writing genre”
In the vein of my previous post (Flashback visions of SF) there is an interesting post at SF Signal about underrated authors.
Continue reading “Underrated authors post on SF Signal”
“The Unmodified Man” is coming along. I’ve written about 2.3K words so far and I think I’m about two thirds of the way through my first draft. Since my last posting I’ve discovered a character who is far more talkative than I expected, an archaeological dig of unknown importance, and that the Phoenix has decided to get involved.
I’ve updated the GreaseMonkey latest visitor filter to add links to WhoIs and BotsVsBrowsers. Continue reading “Version 0.3 of Latest Visitor Filter available”
You’re probably already familiar with Weird Al’s parody Star Wars American Pie, but you may not be aware of another version American Pie performed by Robert Lund and simply brilliant lyrics by M. Spaff Sumsion. If not, and you have any interest in Shakespearean, you must check out Shakespearean Pie. I laughed so hard that I was crying.
Below the cut is the YouTube version of the Machine-Girl trailer (assuming the embedded code works in WordPress) I blogged about yesterday (again, be warned, it is bloody):
Below the cut you will find a link to the most over the top trailer Continue reading “A most bodacious trailer!”
Oh. Checking Wikipedia, it seems that (finally!) the Venture Brothers season three is scheduled to start on June 1st, a mere 41 days from now. It has been far too long since I’ve had a fix of new Venture Brothers, which is the funniest show on TV, bar none. At least to me (but I suspect it has a certain generational appeal to it).
One of the more memorable short stories that I read long ago was one Continue reading “Hunt for fondly remembered SF short story”
Today I actually got down to it and wrote a bit under a thousand words (which is quite good for me, as today included significant house cleaning and a visit to the library and book store with Merideth) to put “The Unmodified Man” up to about 1500 words in two writing sessions. So it is off to a good start. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep it under 4K words as I’m still in the opening scenes and have already discovered that one of the characters is rather loquacious.
I was talking about SF novels with my friend Chris last night and the topic of old (at least for me) and obscure SF novels came up. Continue reading “Flashback visions of SF”
I’ve updated the GreaseMonkey latest visitor filter to add links to search Google for an IP addresses. Continue reading “Version 0.2 of Latest Visitor Filter available”
I found a picture of Darth Vader leading his troops into combat (see below the cut for smaller version). It seems very familiar in layout and I’m pretty sure that is a “copy” of a famous painting. Anyone know what that painting is? Continue reading “Anyone know what the “original” version of this is?”
I’ve hacked together a simple GreaseMonkey script for filtering the latest visitor log, Continue reading “GreaseMonkey latest visitor filter”
I’m about half-way through my last major edit of “Death Rides for Free” and is currently at a little under 25K words. I have someone who hasn’t read any of the Chronicles from the Nexus before lined up to read it so I can find out how well it works as a standalone story (being the result of splitting “The Alchemist of Liberty” into two). Hopefully I’ll have a draft ready for copyediting in a couple of weeks.
In other writing news I’ve started a new short story “The Unmodified Man”, which, I think, will be fairly short. I’d like it to be less than 7K words in length, perhaps even 4K words or so. But my stories have a tendency to grow, so I don’t know how successful I’ll be in doing that.