Writing Woes

The problem with writing about an alien bug invasion (see before-mentioned references of “Earthfall equals Starship Troopers meets Man of Steel”) is that one has to do a lot of looking at bugs. Like this beast. Now imagine it bristling with laser weapons and high-tech armor.

Earthfall alterations

Been making some adjustments to the plot and “Sofia Dominguez” has become “Rivka Levy” … I mean, Hollywood implies Latinas & Israelis are interchangeable, yeah? (See Cote de Pablo in NCIS and Alice Braga in Predators.)

Earthfall, Plot Outline

There are twenty planned chapters, five of which are going to be flashbacks. This is actually becoming my standard, I’ve noticed as “Fulcrum,” “Vorticity” and “Aspects of Silver” all have that same technique baked into them. As outlines go, this probably one of my least figured out which honestly fills me with a great deal […]


So, NaNoWriMo is almost literally right around the corner and I’ve really been struggling what to do this year. Think I’ve finally settled on “Earthfall,” which is intended to basically be a “Starship Troopers” type of story with super-heroes. Some additional (spoilerly) information behind the cut.Concept: Alien Invasion (bugs, naturally) apocalypse but in a super-hero […]

Getting in the right mindset

Finished my reread of “Fulcrum” and am now rereading what I’ve got written of “Vorticity.” Am trying to get my Muse engaged so I can hopefully finish it next month, at which point I can plot out the unnamed part 3 and perhaps look to actually publishing “Fulcrum” somewhere. Would still like to go the […]

NaNoWriMo 2016 Woes

So, October is almost halfway done and I still don’t know what I want to work on for NaNoWriMo this year. I did manage a reread (and minor revision) of “Fulcrum” and am attempting to make myself reread what I’ve got done for “Vorticity” in the hopes that I can make myself finish that, but […]

NaNoWriMo 2016…

So, it’s rapidly approaching and, to be honest, I really haven’t written much of anything in a long time. In between running my various RPGs (Red Sky & Casus Belli), I’ve been fairly busy with work and just generally haven’t felt like doing anything. That said, I really do need to write something and am […]

Roadside Assistance

Used my insurance’s “roadside assistance” for the first time today. Didn’t even realize I was paying for that. Had a flat tire and could NOT break one of the lug nuts free. The dude who showed up had trouble himself. Considering my car will be paid off in December and I’ve had this insurance for […]

The Perils of Procrastination

I’ve needed to get my front driver side tire replaced for like 3 weeks now due to a slow leak and have kept putting it off or forgetting about it. Today, as I was leaving work, I heard a loud hiss and, by the time I’d backed into a decent spot, not only was the […]