Friday, August 29, 2014
Well, President Obama held a news conference yesterday. What caused an astonishing amount of commentary from the media outlets was his tan suit. Don't these people have anything better to do? I actually liked his new suit. I used to have one a lot like it. The cleaners lost my suit. I was so bummed.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Well, I finally got the ebooks done for Seampunk Trails and Six Guns Straight From Hell 2. It's not that they're that hard to do, but everything kind of converged on me at once. I was trying to get a story done by a deadline, which I missed. I hate missing a possible pro sale. But, I got everything else done. Now if a few thousand people would buy them. Fat chance.
I don't have any more publishing projects for a while. Maybe I can get some writing done in the next couple of months now.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
The 2015 calendars are starting to turn up. It seems to me they could wait til after Halloween. I used to always buy these really cool flying saucer calendars from the folks at Brown Trout. Last year they had a cover for a flying saucer calendar, but the calendar itself never made it to market. I don't know why. They don't seem to be planning any more. I sure wish I could get a good quality calendar with flying saucers on it.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Well, I got my schedule for Steampunk With A Twist Con coming up in September. Some interesting stuff going on. For those in the Colorado or Utah areas, this one is in Grand Junction. A link to their website is below. I had my doubts about this when I was first invited, as they seemed rather disorganized. Well, it seems to be shaping up. I'm looking forward to it.
My own schedule is I'm hosting a reading for the contributors to Science Fiction Trails, Steampunk Trails & Six Guns Straight From Hell 2. All of these are products I've published. Also, we're having a panel on my very favorite topic--The Great 1897 Airship. I'm also sitting on panels about Victiorian versus western steam and getting past gatekeepers.
Overall, they've got a lot of stuff going on, although they seem quite thin in terms of dealers attending, based on what's listed on their website. Lodging is rather reasonable that time of year in Grand Junction. There are some really cheap deals to be had in the area if one doesn't want to stay at the official hotel. The official site is only $59, so lodging shouldn't be an issue.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Okay, yesterday's post may have been a bit odd. There was a skeleton and no explanation. I was going to put up a bunch of skeletons and ask folks to pick which one they liked. Well, something came up and I forgot to finish it. I've been really busy the past few days. So, I've deleted it and maybe we'll try it again later.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
For some reason a lot of folks don't seem to believe there are rattlesnakes in the mountains of central Colorado where I live. Well, I've seen 'em. So, I wasn't all that surprised when I heard this rapid rattle sound from outside the screen door on my porch. Sure enough, there was a coiled up western rattler [also called prairie rattler]. I just made sure the screen was closed properly and went about my business. An hour later I went and looked and it was gone. Now, when I mentioned this people were shocked that I took such a nonchalant view to this.
"Why didn't you kill it?" I was asked.
Well, that snake wasn't hurting me. In fact, as I really hate mice, and snakes eat way more mice than birds of prey and other predators, I don't view snakes as all that bad. Since it wasn't bothering me, I didn't bother it.