Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kill it or Leave It?

The home we’ve recently moved into has this tree growing in the backyard. Short of decapitating dandelions I’m not much of a gardener but I’m a bit concerned about how close the tree is to the house. It is starting to lean a bit… pushing itself away from the house (not really obvious in the […]

Go Away! Come Back! With Zombies!

So one of the many amazingly fun games I play with my kids is “Go Away/Come Back”. I’m not sure if this has a more official name but the basic gameplay is that I tell my kids to go away. Then I snarl, “Come back.” Then I grab ’em. Then I let them go and […]

Stickers!

While cleaning out some old files I came across these old stickers. I believe I got them for the writing organizer software I used to distribute over a decade ago. When I first started seriously writing I really wanted some kind of digital notebook to organize all my ideas, stories, and submissions. So I wrote […]

Submissions

Whew! Busy day! As of this afternoon I have four novels and twenty-six stories out at various markets. I also have another four stories fairly close to being submission ready! No wonder I never have any time to be online :)

In the Wild

Found this at a Chapters book store the other day. Pleased to see an anthology containing one of my stories out in the ‘wild’. Uncle John’s “Flush Fiction” is available at Amazon as well.

How to Script for Games

I’ve made an excerpt from my second Lazy Designer game design book free for the next few days. Download it here. This excerpt is about *scripting* and not stripping (there’s been past confusion and disappointment and for the record I’d just like to point out that I know a lot more about scripting than I […]

Interesting Podcast – Irrational Interviews

Thanks to Mordi Peshkess for bringing to my attention (through comments here) a recent Irrational Interview with Ken Levine and Amy Hennig about their roles as Creative Directors. I found this quite an interesting interview, with them discussing various issues and processes, from writing to management to dealing with feedback. Definitely worth checking out if […]

Update!

So this is what I got done over the past few days: – Installed a timer for bathroom fan – Ran a new Cat5e cable through the walls – Installed shut-off valves in the master bath and put in a new faucet Oh… you were expecting a writing update? Ah, okay. Even with all the […]