Sunday, November 24, 2013


I got the Lulu books in yesterday, and I am very pleased with them.  The quality and utility are exactly what I wanted for books that will be marked up and revised.

So hopefully that process can get started, and the book can get on the final road to being done. I wish there were a good coffee shop a block from my house that I could just walk too, sit in a comfortable chair, and read it without interruption, but that's not how life works. ;)

Let the final revising begin!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Lulu: Self publishing and book printing.

I had the first four copies of On the Shores of a Dark Sea printed there today.  Full color covers, double spaced for my beta readers to mark in, and coil bound on 8.5x11 paper.

If anyone else is thinking of getting something printed there, make sure you look for coupon codes on the internet.  I got a free extra copy (I paid for 3) and free shipping on my order.

That's where I got the two codes I used. 

 I'm excited about getting the copies in. Now I just need 3 beta readers.  The free copy?  It's for my bookshelf... for posterity.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Busy wife, busy life

I'm rapidly discovering that when my wife is busy, I'm busier than I like to be.  Ideally I'd like time to write, ponder or create art, work on the occasional car, and/or plot to take over the world. Marriage is more than a sharing of space, it's a sharing of atmosphere, of mood, of success and failure. 

My wife is in the midst of changing jobs.  She's also in the middle of some silliness at her old job created by people lying about things that were done or weren't done, I can't really follow it all. What I do know is that when she's unhappy, I'm generally not all that happy myself.

I'll be glad when she's on her new job, and happy with it. PLEASE let her be happy with it! Because I need to be focused on science, on writing, on the digital arts.

Right now that's not happening. Life, make the noise stop. It's interfering with the real stuff that matters.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Due to Nanowrimo there will probably be fewer blog entries than usual. If I've been doing this long enough to have a usual yet.

So for now, to hold you over, I introduce you to the IFLS site.  Not the nicest way to put it, but indeed, I do F love science. What better page to introduce you to that site than one that talks about Kepler and the amazing discoveries it is making.

I should probably also direct you to Nanowrimo, in case you want to know about that.

That links to my attempts to write 50,000 words in a month.

Will it happen?  I don't know, it's not really my style to be that prolific, but I'm trying.  I think quality might be down a bit, but that's what revision is for.