Sunday, November 18, 2018


I am at the show!

Tickets are $12 at the door!



Wait, that's my battlecry from City of Heroes MMO.


There, that's better.

I will blog a post-convention entry ASAP with pictures. Plus additional good news.

Keep NaNo-ing!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Clermont Comic Con November 18 COMING UP

I will be at CLERMONT COMIC CON on Sunday November 18!

Tickets are $12 per person. They'll be cosplayers, games, authors, artists, vendors aplenty!

To all seven people keeping track of this blog, I hope to see you there!


It's in Clermont.

Clermont, Florida.



The place with all the hills. Okay?


Just show up, will ya?

P.S. Still Writing NaNo!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

NaNoWriMo 2018: Day One

I started today!

It's gonna be about a man who meets a woman during the war!!!

And the cover's gonna be blue!


Wait, I did this before, didn't I...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Five Year Anniversary with the Wiggle Cat

Five years ago tonight, waiting at an apartment in Bartow for trick-or-treaters that never showed, I instead heard the mewling of a hungry little tuxedo kitten.

So I figured what the heck, it's trick-or-treat, so I go get cat food from the store and come back and put it on a paper plate for the little kitteh to eat... whereupon three other cats jump out of the bushes and eat what's on the plate before she could. Still, I made sure to feed HER since she was the one brave enough to ask me.

And brave she was. And friendly. And wiggly. She'd flop down on the concrete and wiggle back and forth waiting for ear rubs.

I had just lost Tehya to cancer a week before Halloween, and here I was with a kitten just knocking on the door to come in. And she did come into the apartment, cautious but unafraid, and after a few visits I let her in and closed the door, and she had no problem with that.

That was how Ocean the Wiggle Cat came into my life. And then later her kittens.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Prepping for NaNoWriMo 2018: Starting This Week

November 1st is this Thursday, Gods help us.

That's when I start up the NaNo madness again.

Getting into the final stages of having an idea - one idea out of several I've been working on for months and years - and sticking to it through the 30 days towards a 50,000 word goal.

Need to avoid the distractions.

Need to have a laptop working.

Need to find a positive emotional state, a spark, a muse, a decent scented candle for aromatherapy, whatever it takes!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

There Are Days I Still Miss Tehya

Tonight is a painful anniversary of letting go of my first kitteh, Tehya.

We want our pets to live full lives, at least live as long as we do, and yet theirs are so brief. What hurts about Tehya's passing was how she hurt, suffering from lung cancer, starving away, mewling in pain... :(

I can't remember how she sounded anymore. I've forgotten her meows for "feed me" or her murmurs for "rub my head." I can still recall how she would come up to me on the sofa, find that spot in my arm as I lay there watching the television, and flop down into that spot with her head arched back for ear rubs and content purring. I fear I may forget that someday...

I miss you, Pretty Kitty.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

If I Want To Get Serious About Submitting Works

I did learn a few things while attending the sessions at FWA this past Saturday.

At the "Writing and Publishing Short Stories" program, the presenter mentioned a website called The Grinder as a warehouse tracking various publications asking for stories.

You can search by genre (it has Fantasy separate from Scifi separate from Horror separate from Romance separate from Humor... wait, Humor? Hmmmmm) and by other elements such as fees, royalties, and type of blood sacrifice needed to get accepted. It doesn't limit searches by deadlines, so you'd have to look at each entry to see when things are due.

But here's a good motivator for a writer who wants to get published, and in different locales and different genres. I'll be looking.