Summer 2016 Projects Update

There are several projects in the works right now that I can’t wait to wrap up and let the world see. Before I talk about those, let’s touch base on what’s been happening over the past few months. First, my novel A Darkling Nine has been sent to several agents…. Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2015 #SFWAPro

National Novel Writing Month is always held in November. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. For the new author, it’s a daunting task. 50,000 words looks like Everest to somebody who has never put that many words together. It is, however, a very achievable goal. 50,000… Continue reading

Some Writing News for a Change

As I grow more weary of reading about the Great Science Fiction Civil War and the Battle of the Hugos, I’m turning inward and ramping up my own idea factory. I haven’t posted on my own writing for what seems like ages, so today it’s a little about where I’m… Continue reading

2013 – a Writer’s Year in Review

The year started off mired in uncertainty. January 14th marked the fourth anniversary of my layoff from Freescale. I entered the year determined to make my own business a reality instead of relying on the fickle whims of “The Man.” The first six months were quite difficult as clients were… Continue reading

Monday Status Report – 0/16/13

It was a somewhat productive week. I did work on the novel Proxima Centauri some, adding probably 2000 words. It’s not a concerted effort, but it’s progress. I also made a push this past weekend to get a bunch of short fiction off my hard drive and into the market…. Continue reading

Monday Status Report – 9/9/13

I completed two short stories in the past week. One is about a scientific mission to a collision between two neutron stars – something I call a maelstrom. The other was intended to be for Neil Clarke’s Cyborg anthology, but the word count ended up being outside the guidelines. I… Continue reading

Potpourri – Random Thoughts 7/16/13

Novel In Progress It has been a hectic few weeks here at Entropy Central. Business side has been keeping me busy, so Proxima Centauri, the sequel to Rigel Kentaurus, had to be put on hold. On top of the client work, I’m also teaching a summer class that consumes too… Continue reading

Monday Status Report – 6/24/13

It was a very busy week that involved family activities, including several days at Oceanside, CA. I did begin writing Proxima Centauri, the sequel to Rigel Kentaurus. I’m not anywhere near as far along as I had hoped to be, but I’ve had a huge uptick in workload on the… Continue reading

Tuesday Tips – Keep Those Records

If you write a series, there are any number of continuity problems that may arise. The problem is, you may not start out trying to write anything more than a stand-alone novel. What do you do when you write a sequel several years after that stand-alone is released? Almost any… Continue reading

Monday Status Report – 6/10/13

+ Proxima Centauri Status On the surface, it looks like I did nothing this week to further the progress of my next novel. True enough, but plenty of groundwork was laid in the form of gedankenexperiment. While the novel I am about to begin is the second in the Deep… Continue reading