The Pipe Dream of Reopening In-Person Learning.

EDIT: So I was wrong about this. Obviously. Hopefully that will be a lesson to me, because I was never so sure of anything in my life.  But school reopenings have largely been safe. “No, bro, going viral is easy,” said my little brother. “Oh c’mon,” I scoffed.  “If it were easy, companies would reliably … More The Pipe Dream of Reopening In-Person Learning.

Best laid plans

I’m starting to suspect I might never talk to an actual literary agent. I have, by this point, two and a half novels sitting on my computer.  Everybody thinks their own work is amazing, naturally, yet I do feel pretty confident that these novels are better than many others I’ve read on the market.  (Seriously, … More Best laid plans

Stuff I’m continuing to work on: The Hospitaller Oath.

  So remember that idea I was playing around with, the YA novel about the half-angel teenagers?  Still continuing to work on it.  I’ve got a really pretty good draft written up, but by all indications it’s not good for the market–among other things, it’s too doggone long.  And I’m starting to suspect it’ll be … More Stuff I’m continuing to work on: The Hospitaller Oath.

The Nephilim Protocol, or: something I’m working on.

Haven’t been on here in a while, have I?  Life has been busy.  Teaching.  All sorts of fun details, no time to talk about them now. So context.  Remember that story snippet I posted here a while back? About the guy Iosef?  So I’m still trying to get that published–haven’t had any luck thus far.  … More The Nephilim Protocol, or: something I’m working on.

[LotR: War in the North] That Time I Tried to Tell Tolkien Tales

  So I’d like it on record that I thought of the dwarf-elf romance before Peter Jackson did. I guess we’ll never know if I’d have done it better, but I find it hard to believe I would have done worse, even if mine had even less basis in Tolkien’s epic.  Lord of the Rings: … More [LotR: War in the North] That Time I Tried to Tell Tolkien Tales

Deleted Scene: [Machinations] Meeting Mrs. Rusval.

This is a bit from my steampunk novel about Iosif Rusval, a young boy pulled into service of the Automated Postal Department’s Enforcement Division.  His supervisor is in the midst of a nail-biting investigation into mail tampering, which leads Iosif and his fellow Enforcers into all sorts of dangerous situations. It’s a fun story, but … More Deleted Scene: [Machinations] Meeting Mrs. Rusval.

Death of a Zombie

This was a pretty uninspired idea.  I’d played a mediocre flash game recently, called “Zombie Inglor” about a man who was bit and had about 72 hours until he became a full zombie.  Not a bad concept, but the game was pretty average, and didn’t take any real advantage of the concept except as a … More Death of a Zombie