Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I'm still around

Since taking this promotion, you've probably noticed a significant reduction in my blog posting.  Well, I'm still around.  I'm just trying to adjust to the extra hours and all that.
It was already tough juggling being a father of three kids, a husband, a writer, an editor, a game designer, and a part-time employee, but adding in those extra hours of going to full time is taking some getting used to.  I've been overwhelmed before, so I'm sure I'll get used to this.  Plus, I usually do better at things when it seems like I have too much to do.
So, that means you can probably expect more posting in the weeks to come as I get back up to speed.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jim Baker

My article about the founder of ProMart, (which became Sam's Dot) Jim Baker, has been posted on the White Cat website.
 There are quite a few writers in the speculative fiction community that got their start with ProMart, so it was nice to get a chance to write the article, as I don't think we should ever forget him or his vision of the future.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I must be out of my mind

Anyone who knows me knows that I always have half a dozen projects going at once, and I always have ten million family things going on.  It never seems like there's enough time to get anything done in my life, so I guess it's only logical that I would take a promotion at my "real" job.  I'm now a full time supervisor.
Obviously I've lost whatever sanity I had left...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

An Eternity in Limbo

No, it's not another political post, although it sounds like it could be.
Recently I mentioned that I'd finished a new story...well, that story is titled "An Eternity in Limbo" and it has been picked up for the A Kepler's Dozen anthology from Hadrosaur Productions.  You can read about the anthology by going to  The information about this anthology is towards the bottom of the post, but the whole thing is worth reading.  Hadrosaur Productions puts out some great stuff!
I was invited to contribute to this anthology a while back, and I'm glad they decided that my story was worthy of the anthology.
Look for release information in the months to come.

Four more years

I had originally planned to post about my election views the day after the elections, but I was felled by a horrible virus that has had me fevered and weak and not able to do much, so I haven't been able to post.  Maybe it was the universe's way of saying that no one really cares what my opinion is.  Too bad.
So, after all the posturing and lies we now had a democratic president, a democratic senate, and a republican house.  In other words, we're still in the same screwed-up position we were in before the election.
Don't get me wrong, gun to my head, forcing me to vote for one of the "two" candidates, I would have voted for Obama, but I don't necessarily think he was the best candidate.  The plain and simple truth is that as long as we continue to allow ourselves to be governed by a two party system, we will forever be on our knees before the politicians and big business.  Both of the "two" parties are in bed with big business, which leaves "We the People" at the mercy of big business.
In order to get from under the heels of corporations, we have to add a third, fourth, or even a fifth party to the process.  In my opinion, there are two parties that right now could take on the dems and the repubs if people would get behind them.  Those would be the Greens and the Libertarians.  Neither party is going to get the backing of big business, because they don't agree with big business, so you won't see lots of TV ads.  The networks are owned by corporations, so they're going to tell you that there are only two parties you can vote for, but it's not the case.
Politicians seem to have forgotten that it's OUR government, so let's take it back.  In future elections, whether it's national or local, look at those third party candidates, you might actually find that they really do have YOUR best interests at heart.  Vote for them.  They may not win in the next few years, but we can build momentum, and we can take back the government from people who think they own it.
This is your choice!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

A new story

I finished the final draft on a new story today.  It's been a long time since I've actually finished a new story, so this is a really good feeling.  To make sure I didn't start second guessing myself, I immediately sent it off to try to find a new home.'s time to start on the next new story...