Painting

As you can see, I updated the header for Inkican.com – I’m experimenting with some visuals to help feed my writing. From time to time, I’ll show you what I’m up to. For right now, please enjoy this free wallpaper.

Announcements – 2/1/2017

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda New Author Tools New updates to my short stories

Mesh Proposal – Moving Forward!

Happy to say that I got some happy feedback on Mesh from an editor over at Lightspeed: “I really enjoyed the synopsis of the book! I think this is going to be a great read and will really grab agents’ attention.” That’s the kind of good news you can hang your entire week on. Looking…

Try, Try Again …

Clarkesworld passed on Planet Ugh, but no worries – submitted it over to Orson Scott Card’s “Intergalactic Medicine Show.” In the meantime, I’ve updated the Short Stories list to reflect the evolving journey of my tales … Planet Ugh Clarkesworld Intergalactic Medicine Show 1/1/2017 Submitted

Short Story Submitted: Planet Ugh

Joy, pain, sadness, hope – the stories still get told. Submitted ‘Planet Ugh’ to Clarkesworld today. This is a >2000-word short, in the style of ‘They’re Made Out of Meat’ by Terry Bisson. I started writing it after reading one-too-many racist comments on an online news article. One wonders what a sentient alien race would think of…

In Memoriam – Carrie Fisher – 1956-2016

I know I’m the last person you want to hear from on this, but like you I’m affected deeply by the loss of this talented and classy lady. I posted this tribute on Imgur and am passing along to you: More than a princess She was a survivor, a mensch, a powerful actor as well as…

Those Who Wait … ?

The writing game appears to be fraught with long periods of silence while you wait to hear from publishers on the acceptance or rejection of your work. As frustrating as that is, nobody has discovered an answer for it. ‘First thing you learn,’ as Lou Reed was fond of saying, ‘is that you always gotta…

Working on a Book Proposal: “Mesh”

Without giving away the store, let me say that I’m working on a proposal and will keep you posted. Mesh is ‘Fight Club meets Stranger Things.’ Meanwhile, I’ve updated the Novels page and added a new project page to cover whatever Mesh turns into. The backstory is interesting unto itself but there’s too many details…