Next Steps

October 5, 2016


While I wait for the massive wave of form rejections I’m trying to decide what to work on next. Right now, at this point in space-time, I’m studying two hours a night for server certifications. I want into a role at work that will allow me to interact less with clients. Make me an engineer […]

Posted in: Me, Writing

Newest query

September 29, 2016


Argle bargle I hate writing these. It’s too much like writing a book report. Here’s the newest one. Anton Sidorov’s deaths don’t concern him. They just mean a new start as a new person. His adopted daughter Maria’s murder is another matter entirely. Maria’s death tears at barriers Anton and his past selves spent centuries […]

Posted in: Writing


September 2, 2016


The Greysoul’s will, the Greysoul’s presence, fills the room.  In twenty-thousand years, he has never turned the full weight of what he is on someone.  He does now. Ajbars desperately throws attack after attack.  Anton deflects the first two with a wave of his hand.  The third he stops with a small act of will.  […]

The stars our legacy

August 12, 2016


This is a tale of our first halting steps into the stars. A tale of when we were all one kind. A tale before we were deep ones, before we were belters, before we were airless. A tale of when we were all simply human. It is said we rose from a one planet, one […]


I got it!

January 16, 2016


My first rejection! I’m relieved. My reaction surprised the spouse. There are so many moving pieces in this process. Everything I’ve seen so far says most agents will pick up maybe half a dozen new clients a year. The prolific ones maybe a dozen. I’m trying to query two or three agents a day. Research […]

Posted in: Writing

Let’s get to work

December 14, 2015


At 10:37 p.m. CST,  on December 12, 2015, I wrote The End on my rough draft. I thought I would be happier. This was a big goddamn thing for me.  I did more words in six weeks than I have, ever, in that timeframe.  It was probably more than I typically write in a year. […]

Posted in: Me, Writing

Sometimes I take a Great Notion

December 10, 2015


Occasionally I do write, or think about writing about politics.  Because this is my blog and I’ll do what I want. Many times, others do it much better.   That is all.

Posted in: Politics