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April 2018

1st
01:47 pm: You know you're a car nut when you go five blocks out of your way to follow an antique Cadillac so…
2nd
09:27 pm: YOU GUYS. I'm featured on the cover of the latest issue of StoryHack, coming soon! John M. Olsen,…
3rd
06:26 pm: So, yeah, I took over 700 pictures today and added three birds to the 2018 list and two birds to my…
10:23 pm: Photos from Julie Frost's post
4th
08:32 pm: Well. I guess that's one way to get me to read the entire novel over again from start to finish. My… - 3 comments
7th
07:53 pm: The things I do for my craft. I am now getting ready to watch a video of a doctor doing a bone…
8th
10:18 pm: Photos from Julie Frost's post
9th
01:09 am: A hundred pages to go on this supposed "final" edit pass of the damnnovel. Only one scene needed…
11:11 pm: Went to Bear River Bird Refuge and Mantua Reservoir today, and picked up six new species on the…
10th
01:09 pm: This will be the Gun Porn portion of your novel. Unfortunately, it is also an infodump.…
06:56 pm: You guys. With the exception of the "evening at the gun range" scene, and the excision/rewrite of…
11th
04:41 pm: You guys. I just sent off a Pack Dynamics 2 file marked "Final" to my editor.
05:36 pm: Photos from Julie Frost's post
12th
09:19 am: *eyes the freaking BLIZZARD* Well. I'm glad I didn't plan on going birding today. I guess that…
01:54 pm: There's my bird photos filed, the spreadsheet finalized, the definitive bird pix selected, and my…
13th
05:05 pm: Perfect Strangers - The Dance of Joy
14th
10:12 pm: Sci-Fi Author Panel
15th
06:09 pm: Photos from Julie Frost's post
07:09 pm: Know what's fun? Going on eBird and seeing what people are reporting, and looking at a list of 40…
17th
04:52 pm: media1.giphy.com - 3 comments
19th
11:09 am: Never to let a literal pain in my ass (thank you, shingles, for manifesting in the most…
09:24 pm: Photos from Julie Frost's post
21st
02:02 am: You know, these 2am writing epiphanies really need to start happening earlier in the day. But at…
22nd
12:46 am: And the story code-named "Noah's Arc" has now officially passed into novella territory. Climactic…
10:31 pm: Photos from Julie Frost's post
23rd
03:02 pm: And of course I nearly killed myself getting the California quail yesterday, only to have the Hubby…
10:33 pm: This is me, having trouble with a fight scene. I know how it ends, I just have to get them there. I…
11:58 pm: Ha. Fight scene done. Cracked 18K words. Bad guy dead. My poor protag. This will mess him up, but…
24th
11:33 pm: Just proofed my story in the "To Be Men" anthology: "Man-Made Hell." Which is basically "Big Bad…
25th
12:05 am: Hmph. I'm nearly at 19K on this novella. I thought it would max out at 20K, but... I think it's…
12:34 pm: So we had Charlie Gard and now Alfie Evans. The UK has a sickness deep in its soul, and the… - 7 comments
08:55 pm: And that's Scene. ...and I have no idea what comes next to wrap this thing up. *bangs head on… - 2 comments
09:45 pm: THE END. ...I think.
26th
08:17 am: Oh, hey, here's a nice review of Writers of the Future 32 that calls out my story "Cry Havoc":…
10:52 am: Man, I really wish I'd finished this novella *before* I finished the damnnovel. Some of the…
04:40 pm: Photos from Julie Frost's post
09:56 pm: The Tales of Ruma antho is up for preorder on Kindle. "Welcome to a world where magic and…
27th
08:01 pm: ...how the heck did it get so late? I forgot to eat. *headdesk*
28th
11:53 pm: OMG. Calling the Department of Redundancy Department: "I went for a nighttime jog under the full…
29th
01:27 am: I have now done my first read-through of Noah's Arc and am pretty pleased with it. Next step: red…
01:10 pm: And of course, it don't ever go smooth. While using my three-hole punch to put the holes in the…
02:47 pm: Holy wow, I have no idea what kind of tiny red peppers these are I have growing in my kitchen, but…
06:56 pm: Oh, man, St. George is looking good for birds right now...
30th
12:27 pm: So it snowed this morning and now the sun's out and the temperature's climbing. Spring in Utah has…
12:33 pm: Change of plans! We were going to see Avengers: Infinity War today at 1:10, but I checked the open…
10:17 pm: Afternoon trip to Antelope Island netted me a barn owl (in a nest box, which made for a crappy…