Friday, September 28, 2012

A crazy October is coming

Wow!  I just put together the family schedule and my writing/editing schedule for October, and it's looking nuts.  The highlights will be MileHiCon and Halloween.  The low lights will be a CT scan for me and physical therapy for Rebecca who hurt her knee at work.
Also on the list are a choir concert, days off for the kids, a week off for the kids, a birthday for some old fart, sentencing for the guy who held up Rebecca back in January, and the normal insanity that comes from being a family of five.
On the writing/editing side, I need to finish up a couple of supplements for Ephemeris, work on some revisions for The Battle for Turtle Island, finish putting a catalog together for Sam's Dot, and I really need to get a story written that I've been asked to submit to an anthology.  And of course there's the reading for three magazines, and all the other normal writing and editing stuff that comes about every month.
I guess I better get some sleep this weekend!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The surgical consult

I met with the surgeon today, and he seems to think that most of the pain is actually in the cartilage, even though I can tell you that there is definite rib pain...especially after the way he pushed and pulled on my chest.  We're going to do a CT scan in a couple of weeks to see if he can identify any definitive damage to the cartilage.  If he can't find any, then that means that the cartilage is being strained, and there is probably nothing that can be done surgically.
If that's the case, then I'm going to be stuck with taking pain medications for the rest of my life.  This is not the outcome I was hoping for...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I wonder why...

I was just looking at the stats for my blog, and I noticed that in the last week, almost 60% of my hits have come from Russia.  None of my work has ever been translated, so I'm not sure why I would be seeing so much Russian traffic.  I suppose it is possible that it's automated traffic, and not real people.

But I suppose if you are visiting from Russia, thanks for stopping by.  And please let me know what made you visit my blog...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

No Kickstarter

The Kickstarter for The Battle for Turtle Island was a dismal failure.  I think a big reason was because I didn't have the time to really promote it like I would have wanted, but things are the way they are.

What does this mean for the game?  It will still be released, but it may not come out on Dec. 1st as we'd originally hoped.  Stay tuned to this blog for more details about the release as they become available.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A surgical consult on the horizon

It looks like I'll be meeting with a surgeon on Sep. 26th so we can start getting this thing going.  I don't imagine he'll be able to tell me much until there are more x-rays, and other sorts of I don't expect to set a date for the surgery, but we are heading in the right direction.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Cosmic Crime Stories

Cosmic Crime Stories is a science fiction magazine published by Sam's Dot Publishing that features stories about...well, crime, obviously.  It's sort of a blended genre magazine with a little mystery thrown into the SF.  The magazine has seen a couple of editorial changes, and it now has its third editor in its short little!  That's right, as if I didn't already have enough going on, I will now be the editor of Cosmic Crime Stories.

I'm looking forward to seeing some submissions in the near future from the usual suspects that have gotten to know my editorial style from The Martian Wave and The Fifth Di...

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Some bestseller news

As September gets rolling, I have some bestseller news to share.  Over at Smashwords, my novel A Problem in Translation is the 3rd or 4th bestseller.  It seems to alternate back and forth, which I assume means it's actually tied with the other book.  Considering that the two or three books ahead of it are all part of a trilogy, that's almost like being the 2nd best seller.  The complete list can be found at

Also, for the second month in a row, The Martian Wave, Vol. 3, which I edited has made the bestsellers list at the Sam's Dot Bookstore.  That list can be found at