Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2013 NaNoWriMo

Now that I've got both Quoth the Universe and First Time Outside published - both as e-books on several platforms as well as paperback on Amazon - I can now get to work on The Golden Blade.  I am also getting the synopsis together for my epic fantasy novel which will be at least three volumes.  My question is at what point do I publish the fantasy novels.  I was thinking I would publish the first volume once I had the second one written as a first draft.

The Golden Blade needs to be rewritten but I have a good feeling about the first draft now that it is completed.  If I follow the pattern, The Golden Blade will be over 100k words.  What is funny is that there are a couple of people who want me to write a sequel to Keira  and Logan's story from Quoth the Universe.  My response is that they have to tell me the story and so far they have been silent.  Cop out?  Some people may think so but I don't like to force my characters to tell a story.  The story then either doesn't work or it sounds forced.  I have given life to my characters.  If I have done a good job, then they are "alive."  I am their storyteller, their narrator.

In the meantime, Life is twisting and turning.  All grist for the mill.

Monday, June 17, 2013

First Time Outside

It is finally done and put to bed.  First Time Outside is available on and will soon be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and a few other platforms.  

Now to start work on the novel I wrote last November and get prepared to write the novel this November.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


NaNoWriMo 2012 has begun!  I have begun to write my third novel!  This one is different from the first two.  My spousal unit is upset because I keep writing novels that beg sequels but I haven't written any sequels yet.  Maybe next year.  Maybe not.  It may take a couple of more years before I get to writing sequels.  I have also challenged him to write the sequels and I will make sure he stays within the parameters I have set for the galaxy/planet/city.  Options, always options. :)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

the mistake

I made the mistake of trying to discuss a topic with religious fanatics today.  There's a reason why you shouldn't do that.  I have to laugh though when the intolerant wonder why the tolerant are intolerant of them.  That's because if someone who is tolerant actually tolerates the intolerant, then trouble ensues.  We have the intolerant then thinking they can take over because the tolerant will just sit back and not do anything.  We, the tolerant, have an obligation to be intolerant of intolerance.  We also have an obligation to attempt to reduce the ignorance of those who are intolerant.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Father Sun, Mother Earth

Father Sun is nudging Mother Earth awake;
when Mother Earth awakens, she will shake herself
as a dog shakes off water;
God will blink;
and Humans will become a bad dream.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

the Puritans are coming!  the Puritans are coming!  Actually, they are already here.  If we don't kick them out, the US will crash and burn.  The environment will become unhabitable.  And the rich will be scratching their heads wondering what happened.  Money is not everything.  The love of money is the root of all evil.  Hoarding money is what I call "love of money."  People do not seem to realize that this planet is finite.  It doesn't matter what our grandparents did; we have twice the number of people on this planet from what our grandparents had.  We have polluted far more; we have cut down far more forests; we have destroyed far more.  Unless someone can tell me where the market is to buy a new planet, then humans are being really stupid and short-sighted by destroying this one.  It isn't so much destroying this planet.  Earth will continue on without us.  Earth will simply be unhabitable by humans.  Or as one of my zoology professors said, Humans are not the next step in evolution.  Humans are the catalyst that clears the stage for the next step in evolution.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Earthquakes in Papua New Guinea

The sun has gone really quiet and now the earthquakes are more numerous.  What is concerning me is the number of earthquakes that are occurring at the edge of the Solomon plate near Papua New Guinea.  That little plate is a subduction zone and it has been very active lately.  The earthquakes have been deep and are in what looks like a trench on the north side of the land that has the capital.