Back in the Swing…

My dad died last Tuesday. That day was also the second day I had returned to writing after a nice, luxurious weekend away from my merry band of technomages. Since then, the urge to write, the ability to concentrate, has not been there. I haven't been able to really even watch TV--the only activity I've [...]

When Your Writing Sucks

The past few days have been terrible writing days. Not in terms of wordcount, though. In terms of pure output, I've chugged out 8-10k since Saturday. But a lot of what I've written is just downright bad. I'm working on two novels, Lineage (the sequel to the upcoming Birthright) and the as-yet-unnamed steampunk serial novel. [...]

Quote of the Day – “No Sex in Utah” Edition

Oh, Utah. You're so silly. When she approached the desk, he had no idea what she would ask. “Yeah, so,” she began, “I know this is Utah and so this is probably a stupid question since there can’t be any books about sex in Utah, even at a place like Barnes and Noble, but I [...]

SOPA, PIPA, and Censorship. Oh my!

  If there's one thing I hate, it's censorship.  Not the kind where parents tell their kids not to listen to explicit lyrics or that they can't watch R-rated movies.  The kind where the government or another organization attempts to stop the free-flow of ideas and creativity under the banner of doing what's right and [...]

New Year, New Beej

Hello there, bandwagon. Mind if I hop on for a second? My RSS feed is just chock-full of people writing their New Year's posts, and I figure that I would follow suit. I've neglected this blog (and other projects) for too long, and this is a good way for me to outline my plans for [...]