Improbable Goings-On


HEY! Time for an update on what's going on around here.

I did some writing for GeekBeat in the last couple of days, and the new post is up. I take a look at CountMeIn's Facebook app. They're a company that makes it very easy to find a gift you'd like to give and let friends chip in on it so you don't have to pay for the whole thing. Looks interesting, though some might wish it weren't tied to Facebook.

I've been busy here on the site, too, of course. I'm continuing to post chapter updates to Fiction Fragments as I make progress on The Price of Entanglement. I have chapters 1-6 posted so far, and I'm working on getting 7-9 assembled and posted. I'll post a table of contents here when I've got it all up.

NaNoWriMo is coming up fast, and I'm working on my idea for this year's event. I seriously doubt I'll be close to finishing The Price of Entanglement before November, so that will probably end up going on break until December, or maybe I'll keep updating it during November as well, if I have time.

And finally, we're getting really close to the 1-year anniversary of the start of this crazy writing experiment I decided to do. I'm looking forward to that for sure! I have some ideas in mind for how to mark the occasion, so stay tuned!

The Finish Line

My GeekBeat article on destroying cancerous tumors with femtolasers was posted today; the link is below.
Today’s piece of the story brings us to the finishline of the race as Dann, Rose, Lydia and Jenny try to beat Cobb to the largest cache of survivors remaining aboard the UTS Rose Dawn.

Who Knew Hands Were So Important?

Remind me not to injure my hands anymore. It’s almost done healing, but what a process… ouch. Especially when you have to type a lot!

I’m back to the editing again as my other post shows, and wanted to share the link to the Walking Dead Game review I mentioned, which you can find at GeekBeat.

Injury, Day 2

My hand is improving considerably today, but I used up my writing allowance on The Walking Dead Game post for GeekBeat, which hopefully will be up tomorrow. The swelling is mostly gone, just a bit of pain left, so I’m going to rest it again tonight, so no update again. Sorry!

Sword & Laser Episode 1 Launches Today

By the time most of you read this, Sword & Laser will have released the first episode of their new video show at Felicia Day’s Geek and Sundry channel on YouTube. Sources say it’s at 10am, and since that source is show host Tom Merritt and he’s on Pacific Time, I’m guessing that’s 10am PST, or 1pm here in the East where I am.

Anyone interested in science fiction and/or fantasy should definitely check it out. Tom hosts with Veronica Belmont, and the two have worked on the show together for about the last 4 years as an audio podcast, which will still exist alongside this new video show.

This release is a big one for me, not just as a fan of the show, but because I’m actually a part of it. A very small part, but a part nonetheless. They asked the fan base for video feedback and questions, so I spent some time and created a tiny 10-second video to submit, and they accepted it, so that’s awesome. From what I’ve heard online, I get to share this episode with guest Scott Sigler, an awesome writer whose novel Infected was equal parts disturbing and fascinating. Also on the show in some capacity is a science hero of mine, Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer. I won’t know what capacity that is until I see it myself tomorrow.

I’ve been sort of struggling with the videoification of the web for a couple of years now, and that 10 second video submission was my first major step in dealing with it. I get pretty serious anxiety when trying to record video of myself. I’ve done Google hangouts before, but it always stresses me out pretty bad, at least until I’m actually in the hangout and participating. Then it sort of eases off and I just go with it. I’m hoping that by doing this sort of small video thing now and then I can work my way up to doing video reviews for the GeekBeat crew out at Livid Lobster, where I blog. And who knows, maybe I’ll be on a podcast for real one day.

Small steps.