BayCon 2019 Con Report, Part 2 – Behind My Scenes

To see the traditional report for 2019, go here. This year’s BayCon was a strange one for me, and my expanded con report below reflects this, which is why I’m prefacing it with why. There is some duplication where my … Continue reading

BayCon 2019 Con Report (Part 1)

I started this post once already, but it was more about figuring out how to enjoy BayCon despite my limitations, a worthy topic in breaking down the invisibility aspects of disability, but not quite a con report. So, I’ll finish … Continue reading

The Post-NaNo 2018 Report (Some Thoughts on Challenges)

I’d love to tell you a miracle happened and I somehow managed to cross the 50k line and keep my streak going. It shouldn’t be a surprise it didn’t. There is some value, however, in letting this trend go. When … Continue reading

The Fourth NaNo 2018 Progress Report (Pulling Victory from the Ashes with Short Excerpts)

Last week, I clung to the delusion of possibility like a raft in a vast ocean. This week, with four days remaining, I have conceded the battle. Even with the almost 7,500 words of my journal, I’m nowhere near the … Continue reading

The Second NaNo 2018 Progress Report (With Signs of Hope, Thoughts on Process, and Short Excerpts)

The rewrite idea is working both for and against me, but if the good days overcome the bad ones, I might still squeak out a win. I’m still way in the negative, but I have more words than I am … Continue reading

The First NaNo 2018 Progress Report (Hint: It’s a Chaotic Mess)

I knew this year’s NaNo would be a rough one. Since 2004, I have participated and won every year. 2018 might be the first time that changes because of things out of my control. It isn’t stopping me from trying, … Continue reading

To Walk on Alien Sands Now Available in the Amazon Exclusive Anthology: Vizions of the Future.

The author-driven marketing company, BooksGoSocial, whose group I’m part of on Facebook, decided to explore the wild world of Kickstarter through an anthology series promoting voices and stories that might otherwise have been overlooked. When they put the call out, … Continue reading

WorldCon76 (2018) Con Report

WorldCon 76 was amazing, overwhelming, and huge. I made new friends, caught up with old ones, and talked about all sorts of fascinating things. To give a feel for the sheer size, I went through the dealer’s room three, maybe … Continue reading

Join Me at WorldCon 2018 for a Panel About Body Language

The cat is out of the bag, so to speak: Schedule prep for #worldcon2018 begins. I'm moderating a panel on Body Language and Writing with @scottsigler @howardtayler @Marfisk and Fred Wiehe. The best part so far? I get introduced to … Continue reading

Focus on Inspiration: Shafter

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Focus on Characters posts as much as I have and now see those people a little differently. I’m not abandoning that series, but I decided to take a break from it to talk about … Continue reading