Another day working on the fence, so no new words today. I’m beat. It’s hard work but coming together nicely. We got the rest of the supplies purchased, and I figure we’ll be done soon…maybe not tomorrow, but a day or two after that. Here’s the garage, full of the aforementioned supplies.
One of those days…
Well shit, today was just one of those days where it seemed like everything was going against me. Got locked out of a password tool this morning due to a stupid auto-fill by the OTHER password tool. Lost 30 minutes there trying to get back in. No luck. Then something in my standing desk electronics […]
Just a quick note to hold the streak. I spent the whole day building a fence and am more physically exhausted than I’ve been in months. No new words today but I will get back on track tomorrow. The fence is looking awesome though. Photos when it’s done!
Spent the first part of today reading and writing. Doing sprints online with a writer friend, I managed 1200 words on Translocator 3 and even got to the gym before 1pm. Then, after lunch, I did some marketing for my books—setting up new advertising and making images to use in some of the ads. Here’s one […]
Cycling back with Translocator 3
I’m in a weird place with the current draft of Translocator 3 — right at the end of the first act, just over 20,000 words written so far, and trying to get everything into its proper place for the setup before I move on into the middle of the novel. As a result of a […]
I once asked a friend, a chef who had spent years living in New Orleans, what he thought the local secret to delicious New Orlean’s style jambalaya was. “Everyone makes it different,” he said. “That’s why it’s called JUMBLE-aya.” I snorted and pretended to straighten a stack of plates. We were standing in the long, […]
Jolt to the system
Photo taken at Houndstooth this afternoon. Austin is littered with coffee shops like this. Free WiFi and delicious, imported, overpriced cups of joe. Spent a few hours there writing to finish up the day. Backwards Fridays continue to serve me well. It’s like a jolt to the system. A soft refresh. And now the weekend […]
A new apocalyptic book cover!
The next short story I’m going to publish as a solo effort is a post-apocalyptic adventure called Centurion, which first appeared in the science fiction anthology At The Helm: Volume 3. But I like having them available as standalone ebooks, too, and since I’ve now managed to establish a brand for my post-apoc series, it’s really […]
Sometimes writing is thinking
Today was mostly life stuff — groceries, cutting the grass, seeing friends, cooking food. Good food, too. The steak and lemon risotto we made for dinner was absolutely delicious. I did find a little time to write. The first part of that was spent doing distance and speed calculations for the logistical problem I stumbled […]
Third long day of catching up, and a T3 update!
I’ve been super busy since I got home from the trip. Finally managed a full day of fiction writing, which in my books means over 1000 good words. That takes a few hours. Alongside several more hours in the chair working on freelance projects and I’m pretty zapped by the end of it. I didn’t […]