Monday, November 30, 2015

Save Often

I had a great post, but then the app crashed! Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Progress on Christmas Dystopia

Started writing my YA dystopian Christmas story today. 1300 words and a general outline so far. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

May the Holidays Be Ever in Your Favor

I came up with the premise for my next writing project today. It'll be a Young Adult Dystopian story featuring tropes found in things like The Hunger Games and Divergent. The young female protagonist is one of Santa's elves. I'm hoping to have it done in time for Christmas. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Writers Digest Short Short Story Competition

Just submitted a story for the WD Short Short Story Competition. The title is "The Secret Origin Of Miles Merrick, The Greatest Superhero The World Has Ever Seen". 1400 words of an unusual Dr. visit.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Short Story Marathon Training

I have a few friends that, for some ungodly reason, enjoy running. On purpose. Over and over again. When nothing's chasing them! Some even run marathons. I don't understand this.

I am not a runner. I am a writer. I write stuff. I read stuff about writing stuff. While reading stuff about writing stuff a few days ago, I ran across the Story A Day concept at Like NaNoWriMo (, Story A Day is a monthlong writing challenge. The difference is that instead of writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November, the Story A Day challenge is to write a new story each day during the month of May. 

Since it seems my "thing" right now is short stories (see my book in Amazon at, Story A Day is a marathon I can understand.

I'm thinking about trying it.

Of course, just like I hear is necessary for a real marathon, one should train for these things. I think I'll try a day or two over the next few weeks to write and finish a story or two. After that, maybe a long Story A Day weekend. Maybe after I do that a couple of times I might be able to take a crack at May.

The good news is that even if I don't finish a story every day, this challenge has the potential to start several stories. From there I can polish a plethora of work after the challenge. I see this as a great opportunity to plant the seeds for several stories. I like this idea very much.

I still don't understand why my friends  run.

Heinlein's Have Space Suit-Will Travel

My thoughts on Heinlein's Have Space Suit-Will Travel

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Hi folks,
Welcome to my new blog. Most of what you'll see here will be about how I'm trying to build a writing career based on fiction, much like my day job career (badump bum). I'm mostly focusing on superhero and science fiction short stories for the time being. I've written a short novel (or novella, or novellette, or whatever the heck it is) but I'm still trying to decide if it's crap or not. I've got a collection of stories on Amazon. I've got a couple of stories on Wattpad. I've posted a few things on Medium. In short, I'm trying put my stuff out there and make some things happen. Maybe it'll work, maybe it won't. For now, I'm having a good time. Let's see where this goes.