Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2006 brings you everything you could possibly hope for. No New Years resolutions here. I think they're a waste of time, and they're a one way ticket to depressions...because, really, how many people are able to keep their resolutions, and then we just end up getting frustrated and angry, and who needs that????

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Page 1

I've officially started the novel over again. I tried to fix it from where I was, but it just wasn't happening, so now it's back to the drawing board.

Writing is easy they say.......grumble, grumble, grumble.........

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Happy Holidays

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday weekend, and I do say happy holidays because there are a lot of holidays being celebrated...not for PC reasons. And for those that think that we need to get back to where this holiday season came from, I say Happy Saturnalia.

Sunday, December 18, 2005


Anyone know a good cure for insomnia??? Other than prescriptions or reading my old stats book? I've had trouble sleeping for years, but this week has been really bad. I feel like I'm a zombie just barely stumbling through life...

I've tried teas, tai-chi, and just about everything else...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

If you like kick ass metal

If you like the kind of in your face metal that kicks your ass and then leaves you lying bloody by the side of the road, then you have to pick up "Doctor Butcher." That's the band and the album.

This is a re-release of a ten year old album with new bonus tracks. The band was put together by Jon Oliva and Chris Caffery of Savatage as a way of releasing some pent up aggressions, I would guess, as it's even heavier than what Savatage puts out.

And as I understand, there are plans for more Doctor Butcher songs, which is amazing given the amount of music Jon Oliva is involved with. Savatage has spawned a lot of side projects, including Jon Oliva's Pain, Circle II Circle, Chris Caffery's Faces, and of course their most famous side project Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

TSO and Dr. Butcher, that's an amazing spread of music...........

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Tales of the Talisman story

I got a glimpse of the artwork that will be going with my story in Issue 4 of Tales of the Talisman, and it's quite cool...which shouldn't be a surprise since Laura Givens did the work. Laura's one of the best artists in the small press world, and should really be doing covers for major publishers.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Denver in 2008

Denver is making a bid to host WorldCon in 2008, so follow the link above and check out what they're offering, and while you're at it, become a pre-supporting member, because let's face it, Denver would be a much better choice than Chicago or Columbus.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Damn it's windy

I love living in Colorado, but the one thing I've always hated about it is the's almost always windy here, and today's certainly no exception. We're getting sustained winds between 30 & 50 mph with hurricane force gusts. My power's been knocked out several times already this morning.

I'm really not looking forward to that long walk to work in a couple of hours. If you don't hear from me for a few days, look for me in Kansas...

Sunday, December 04, 2005

The novel that doesn't want to get written

I've now come to the harsh realization that this novel I've been working on just is not working. Where it started, where it is now, and where I see it going just don't seem to blend together into any kind of cohesive whole. Hell, at this point, I'm not even sure they're part of the same book (exaggerating, but there are some definite problems.)

I'm now faced with the sad task of either plodding through to the end, and hoping that something comes out of it that I can edit into an actual book, or starting the whole damn thing over again.

And writing's fun, right? I think I heard someone say that once...........excuse me, I need to find that person...we need to have a long talk...................