Monthly Archives: July 2012

Back from a couple days away

Took a mini vacation with the kids but I’m back now and catching up on email. Plus I wrote a story today. Will see if my experiment worked out… I thought of the idea, wrote first draft in the morning, had lunch, then spent the rest of the day rewriting polishing it and tonight I’ll […]

One Way to Mars

So I’ve been following the progress of the Mars One project. In case you are unfamiliar with this, it is basically a one-way trip to Mars, with a landing intended in 2023. You can find more information at their site: I’m really curious if this will get off the ground. They seem to have […]

Novel 5… last chapter done

Yep, I’ve finished writing the last chapter of the latest novel. Now, before you get too excited, be reminded that I only started writing this novel recently and I am far from finished. I finished the first chapter last week and the last chapter this week but there’s the whole issue of the rest of […]

Kickstarter Game

A former BioWare coworker, Rob Bartel, is distributing a board game via Toy Vault. They are raising funds through Kickstarter, so if you want to see what another former dev is up to in the world of board games, you should take a look at the project. The artwork looks good and Rob’s quite experienced […]

Bad Story

Today I decided to retire one of my stories. And by retire I mean dispose of it (i.e., not waste time sending it out anymore). This is nothing new. I probably have dozens of stories that I’ve retired. What is different is that this story isn’t an old ‘trunk’ story that I’ve been sending out […]

“Nikki 2.3” sells to The Journal Of Unlikely Entomology

My short story “Nikki 2.3” has sold to The Journal Of Unlikely Entomology. It will appear in the “Hello, World” mini issue at the end of next month (full table of contents). Past issues are available to read if you’d like to explore this curious magazine.

Quest for Agent

A few years ago when I started writing novels again, I decided not to pursue a literary agent. I really wanted to focus on writing the novels I’d wanted to write for a long time and working out the kinks in the process (basically, shifting gears from writing short stories to longer work). I knew […]

Summer Lover

Received news right before my recent vacation that my story ‘Summer Lover’ will be appearing in Shroud #12 (Summer 2012). The full table of contents can be read at Shroud’s site. I believe the issue is available now for ordering.

Not in Edmonton Anymore

New owners took possession of our home in Edmonton last week so we are officially no longer Edmontonians after a little more than a decade living there! The past few months have been strange, with our slow move from one house to another. Going to take a bit to get used to not living out […]

You Have Been Warned

Just a heads up that I will be without Internet for a few days or weeks or months. Going to be too busy fishing. So don’t be concerned if your comments/emails/whatnots are ignored for a bit and rest assured that I’ll catch a fish or two for each of you.