Up and running

Sorry for the 12 day delay between postings, but I wrote the first postings while I was still designing the website and waited until it went live to start coming here regularly. Thanks to all who have so far responded to the site design. I do hope it’s helpful and easy to navigate as you have said. We will soon be adding an interview I did on another blog as well as links to another devotional and published story out next month.

In the meantime, I just finished watching Season 1 of “Legend of The Seeker,” a series I discovered mid-second season, unfortunately. Well written, well acted, and well shot. Best fantasy show I can remember seeing, and if “The Game Of Thrones” on HBO is this good, I will have to get back my HBO and set the DVR like I do for “Seeker”. As quality a show as “Battlestar Galactica,” although as a social commentary, “Seeker” is far less intense. It’s really more about entertainment. It also stars Bridget Regan, whom I think is one of the most beautiful actresses on TV today. Yvonne Strahovski from “Chuck” is the other (yes, a blonde and a brunette — I am equal opportunity).

The show also has a good sense of humor to it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and although it’s from the people who made “Xena” and “Hercules,” it has none of the cheese that kept me from enjoying or watching either of those. If you’re a fantasy fan, I highly recommend you check it out. It is syndicated, so you’ll have to check local listings to find it. In El Paso, it’s on channel 15 and new episodes air Sundays at 8 MST.

I also bought my plane ticket to ConQuest 41 in Kansas City at the end of May. I am looking forward to my first scifi convention and the writer’s workshop especially. I sent in the first 50 pages of “The Worker Prince,” which I am marketing, and hope they can help me improve it even more. I also hope to meet George R.R. Martin, and Terri Weiskopf of Baen who will be there, maybe even some agents and others. My author friends all tell me how important it is to make contacts there, so I hope it pays off for me as well. I will only be able to afford three conferences at most this year.

For the others, I hope to attend the North American science fiction conference in August and World Fantasy at the end of October. It’s the money that’s the issue, but if things go well with an anthology and magazine interested in two of my stories, I can use the income from that to buy those memberships and use frequent flyer miles for at least one of the tickets.

In any case, that’s the latest from me. I’ll try and keep blogging three times a week or more as needed. I hope you enjoy reading and will take the time to correspond with me as we grow together.

For what it’s worth…