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

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Good Saturday

I probably should have been more "responsible" but I needed some downtime so I went out for another bike ride. Did a little better this week than last week, much better than I expected for not having been on the bike in probably 9 months. Also have several writing projects going, which is interesting to … Continue reading Good Saturday

Putting the Cart Before the Horse

But what the hey, eh? This weekend has been all editing, all the time. I'm working on the vampire novel, prepping it for a volunteer beta reader, and consequently going over it all AGAIN. I'm happy to report that the scenes that made me tear up or laugh as I was writing them are still … Continue reading Putting the Cart Before the Horse

A Gentle Start for the Week

This card immediately made me think of "Little Women". If you're a guy and haven't read it or even know what it is, it's a book by Louisa May Alcott about four sisters during the Civil War while their father is off fighting and they and their mother and aunt try to keep the household … Continue reading A Gentle Start for the Week

Brother, Can You Spare $5?

Just a short post to all my writing readers. Finding  markets for our work used to be very time-intensive, with limited options apart from spending hours at the library finding contact information for magazines (or buying the ones you wanted to submit to, which you still should). There was of course the Writer’s Digest “Writers’ … Continue reading Brother, Can You Spare $5?

Still Hot on the Trail – The Eagle Soundtrack

If you're sick of hearing about my obsession with "The Eagle" feel free to skip this post. This one's about the soundtrack, so if you're a music lover you might be interested. (You knew I wasn't going to let this go, right?) As I mentioned in an earlier post, there's a fantastic Celtic fiddle piece … Continue reading Still Hot on the Trail – The Eagle Soundtrack

Out of the Corner of My Eye

Did you ever have the experience of thinking you see something out of the corner of your eye, but when you turn to look, it’s not there? And yet everytime you look away, you could swear it’s back, just at the edge of your vision, taunting you, daring you to look again and catch it? … Continue reading Out of the Corner of My Eye

I’m Not Over You Yet

That’s right, still deep in the throes of my obsession with the movie “The Eagle.” Maybe I shouldn’t admit that publicly, but to hell with the naysayers. This movie got more than it’s fair share of scathing comments on the internet, and while I can see it’s not the greatest thing ever filmed, neither is … Continue reading I’m Not Over You Yet

No Cure for Curiosity

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. -- Dorothy Parker Oh Ms. Parker, how I wuv you. As if I don't have enough to do and never enough time to do it, my latest fascination is ancient Rome, pre-Celtic Ireland and Britain, and trying to learn Latin. And you know … Continue reading No Cure for Curiosity