Current Inspiration

This piece gives me chills. I just wish it was longer and didn't end so abruptly. I give you: Two Steps From Hell, "Protectors of the Earth" from their album, "Invincible."   http://youtu.be/ASj81daun5Q   I downloaded the MP3 version from Amazon, in case anyone's wondering. I still don't know if this current WIP is going … Continue reading Current Inspiration

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Snippets

Having no other content to put up here lately, I thought I'd post a snippet of a story I'm working on and see what you 3 think of it. This is actually quite terrifying, putting it out there like this. I don't even have a title for it yet. Oh what the hell, here it … Continue reading Snippets

Cover Me

  My time lately has been concentrated on researching book covers: designs, designers, how-to, software, stock photos, pre-made vs. commissioned. What I've decided is since I want to give the book its best chance possible I am going to commission cover art. My reasons are thus: 1. I want good art that will stand out, … Continue reading Cover Me

Say When

So, I quietly did Camp NaNoWriMo in April. I thought maybe without the fanfare of announcing I was doing it and worrying about write-ins and taking part in the community (although all those things are great, and a wonderful part of the experience of NaNoWriMo) I would be more focused on the writing and less … Continue reading Say When

Snow Day!

Portland is having a rare late season snowstorm, which began yesterday. My office manager gave me a lift to the park-n-ride where I leave my car during the day since the buses were running so slowly and conditions were rapidly deteriorating. The wind and blowing snow were rocking my managers SUV. She commented at one … Continue reading Snow Day!

Weekly Card – King of Cups

This is the second time in as many days this guy has shown up. Yesterday he showed up in a 3-card spread I did for myself with the Wild Unknown deck. All the kings are associated with fire, the cups are associated with water. So here we have fire of water. He's a man of … Continue reading Weekly Card – King of Cups

The Casual Time Traveler

Time travel. Who hasn’t thought about what they’d do if they had the chance to go back in time and change something? Maybe you’d find a way to prevent an evil dictator from being born (Hitler, Castro, Pol Pot), stop John Wilkes Booth from assassinating Lincoln, save the Romanovs from being murdered. The problem is … Continue reading The Casual Time Traveler

Weekly Card – Eight of Engines

I recently got the Steampunk Tarot by John & Caitlin Matthews so naturally had to use it for this week's card. If you're not familiar with what steampunk is, in a nutshell it's a subgenre of sci-fi/fantasy, typically set in the Victorian era, although not necessarily in England (Cherie M. Priest's "Clockwork Century" series I … Continue reading Weekly Card – Eight of Engines

Weekly Card, A Bit Late

The Hermit from Ian Daniels Tarot of Vampyres. I've felt like a hermit the last few days, locking myself in the house to get the revisions done on the vampire novel and sent off to beta readers. I've also been OD'ing on "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and its soundtrack while I write. Seems fitting on … Continue reading Weekly Card, A Bit Late

More Miniature Madness

This makes me want to quit my day-job and do this full-time (if only one could get paid for efforts such as this). Only one shot here, but do go check out the whole blog post at Madshobbithole's blog. It's breathtaking. (thanks to Margrét Helgadóttir @MaHelgad) UPDATED 1/27/13: I should have added, if you want … Continue reading More Miniature Madness