Wednesday, December 9, 2009

November, December

I'm getting bad at this. There used to be a time when I posted a couple of times a week. Now it's every other month, and I missed November entirely!

November was a decent month. I saw 2012 - nothing like an apocalypse movie to raise one's spirits! I also landed myself a job, and it looks like it could be permanent. The hours aren't the greatest, and I'm doing telephone surveys, but it's not too bad. Violet also found a job, but now I'm heading to work when she's coming home and we hardly get to see each other!

Tomorrow I have a book signing at Indigo Spirit in Royal Bank Plaza. It's just great that they ask me back every year! Without them, promoting my books would be that much harder.

This weekend I celebrate my 37th birthday. There will be chicken wings. I can't wait!

My writing has slowed down considerably in the last few weeks. Many reasons... I'll do a post about that later. Some of it is stress, including the fact that I still don't know if FLUX wants my next novel. They've been stringing me a long since January! No doubt the recession has hit them as hard as everyone else, but the wait for news is still frustrating as hell.

Hard to believe 2009 is nearly over. I hope 2010 comes with a little less struggle.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Library Visit

Time to click some links and get yourselves over to Worlds Of Tim for more exciting and educational Tim news! I paid a visit to the North York branch of the Toronto Public Library and did a reading/author appearance for a group of 60 kids! To find out all about it, click right here!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Those of you who have asked, nay, demanded that I post links to those reviews I mentioned will now be very happy. I have posted all those review links, but you're gonna haveta go to Worlds Of Tim to find them.

I could post them here, but I really want to give Worlds of Tim more love. Please go check it out, and help make Worlds of Tim feel special!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Time For Writing?

I've just finished writing my answers to 17 interview questions. This morning, I emailed a humourous article featuring an interview with four of my characters to a blog site. It took me a week to write them both.

Before that, I answered another bunch of interview questions and did a guest post for another book reviewing blog site. And, up until last Friday, I had work.

So when am I supposed to get my novel writing done?

Honestly, it's been over a week since I touched my current novel project. My time has been taken up with smaller projects, all designed to help market and promote my published work. That stuff is great, and I'm very grateful for the chances to push my novels on those blogs. However, I need to plan my time better or I'll never get any more books written!

An upside to this situation is that it is a symptom of my success. If I wasn't being successful, nobody would want to interview me or ask me to do stuff for their blogs.

I shouldn't complain. I'm doing well. I just gotta kick my own butt a bit harder.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

So Now It Is August

I have not been in the mood much for blogging lately. I've had a lot going on, and just didn't feel like putting in the time. It seems my posts here will be monthly for the foreseeable future.

I'm working again! At long last I have another temp assignment, and with a little luck it will stretch beyond two weeks. After so long of a dry spell it is great to have money coming in again.

I may have two jobs, actually (well, three, since I count my writing). A market research company (read: telephone surveys) has hired me, and I may start as early as this week. I can do the temp job during the day and the phone job in the evenings. It'll tire me out, but it'll make up for the last few months of nothing.

Violet will also be working, and also doing phone surveys. Not with me this time, though. She's going back to the company that hired us back in April.

Writing-wise (and writing business-wise), I've been doing really well. I've written nine chapters of my new novel, A Walk-In To Remember, and promotion for EVIL? is going along great. I was at Polaris 23 recently marketing my stuff, and I have two big events lined up for this month. Plus, reviews are starting to come in, and so far they are extremely positive. I am so very excited!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

15 Things I Am Grateful For

1. I'm still alive.

2. I'm in reasonably good health.

3. I'm not currently in a soul-sucking corporate job doing the work of three people.

4. I haven't been probed by aliens (as far as I know).

5. If aliens have probed me, I'm unaware of it.

6. I am a published author.

7. I have a gift for writing.

8. I have a new novel coming out.

9. I am not currently burning in Hell.

10. The End of the World (Dec. 21, 2012) is still 3.5 years away.

11. My birthday is on Dec. 13, so when the end of the world does come, I'll still get birthday presents (but no Christmas presents. Shame).

12. I have not been Saved, Converted or Raptured.

13. My cat, Karma, is pretty awesome.

14. I have a lovely wife, who gets me.

15. I am no longer attending high school.

Monday, June 29, 2009

June Wrap-Up

Some days I just don't know what to say here, and then I end up going an entire month or so without posting. That, and I tend to procrastinate. Anyway, it's time for me to fill my devoted readers in.

I'm still unemployed, but I have had a few promising interviews. I'm confident I'll be back at work within the next couple of weeks.

I'm on Chapter 5 of my new novel, A Walk-In To Remember. So far, it is going well, and as usual my characters are taking over and shoving their input on me. I'm also editing The 5 Demons You Meet In Hell, and preparing for a final rewrite of Apoca-Lynn.

The release of EVIL?is draawing ever closer. I've managed to set up a few author events with the help of friends, and am still planning to have a big launch at my favourite Indigo Spirit location. I will be attending Polaris 23, my first convention of this year, and will speak on a few panels. It's hard work juggling all this stuff, but it is stuff that needs to be done.

Here's a neat bit of news... I am now published in French! My first two books, Epoch and Attack of the Intergalactic Soul Hunters, are now available dans le langue de les Quebecois. I'll post more about that later on.

Oh, and I've already seen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen twice. I thought it was awesome. The kid in me was very pleased.

So that's June. Looking forward to July!

Friday, June 5, 2009

4 Silly Years!

As of yesterday (June 4th), Violet and I have been married for four years. Yay! I feel very lucky to have found someone with whom I'm so perfectly matched.

We got gifts for each other, which we opened a day early because neither of us could wait. Then, yesterday, we took a 45 minute walk from our place into Vaughn, that region just north of us where the TTC fears to go, and caught a matinee screening of UP. Once again, those Pixar people have done an amazing job.

After the movie, we walked to a restaurant that serves about 40 different flavours of chicken wings. We'd been there once before (and I'll post the name of the place as soon as I remember it) with Violet's sister Georgina, so we'd had a chance to sample 8 of the flavours. This time we sampled 5, and got nice and stuffed!

All in all, a good day. Looking forward to year five!

Back Cover Copy

The back cover copy for EVIL? is in. Written by FLUX's marketing copywriter Courtney Huber, it sets the tone perfectly for what readers can expect in the novel.

Want to see it? I've posted it over on Worlds Of Tim, so you'll have to click on the link to see it. Why? Because Worlds Of Tim isn't getting enough love. Go take a look and post a comment, then tell all your friends!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

May Wrap-Up

May is coming to a close this weekend, for which I am glad. It's been a great month for movies (Wolverine, Star Trek and Terminator Salvation all rocked), but a very bad one for finances. My telephone survey job ended much earlier than expected, and nothing else has come up (and not for lack of trying). I had an interview for a call centre job last week, but they went with someone who could speak Spanish. I just can't compete with that!

The stress of the situation has affected me terribly, and my writing has suffered. Since finishing Kids Who Know, I've only been able to complete one chapter of my next novel (tentatively titled A Walk-In To Remember). I also had to skip another convention, and thus another chance to promote EVIL?, because I couldn't afford to go.

I did get another royalty cheque. It seems just over 300 copies of EPOCH sold between July and December of last year. I'll be able to put that amount into a round of grocery shopping.

June holds plenty of promise. If I can just land a job and start paying down my debt, the stress will ease off and I'll be able to get creative again. Plus, the new Transformers movie comes out this month! It's good to have something fun to look forward to.

Fear not, readers. All is not lost, and I'm doing the best I can.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

First EVIL? Review!

My friends at the Canadian Review of Materials (CM) just posted a review of EVIL?! You can check it out here.

Wow, a 4-star review! I am very happy.

From the review:
“Carter's novel is satirical, downright funny and also thought-provoking. Whether read as a somewhat titillating and action-filled fantasy or as a deeper treatise on the origins and meaning of evil, it will have appeal and huge entertainment value for many young adult readers and specifically younger teenage boys.”

On that high note, I wish my Canadian readers an awesome Victoria Day weekend.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May The 4th... rats! Too late

I missed the chance to do my annual bad joke by ten days this month. Just haven't felt like doing much in the way of posting. Or writing, for that matter. I've pretty much settled on my next novel, but it took a while.

Today is my last day doing phone surveys, at least for this particular company. Their need for extra staff is over. Too bad, I was just starting to like the place. More on that in another post. The point is, I'm unemployed yet again.

I hate being unemployed. Almost as much as I hate actually working! I feel like I'm no closer to finding that one perfect job for me, like I'm just spinning my wheels.

Wart Zapped 5: The Final Chapter

Okay, I know this isn't news. I just really love sequels.

The wart is gone, completely. The skin on my knuckle where it used to be has healed, leaving no trace. I am a wart-free man.

It has been quite a struggle, but I survived to tell my tale.

And now it's told.

Unless I think up an excuse for a Part 6.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

More April News

It feels like forever since I posted, but it's really only been a couple of weeks (well, maybe three). The weather has become much nicer, and I am doing well.

I finished the first draft of Kids Who Know! I'm very happy about that. The story's waiting on my hard drive for the time when I'll be ready to read, revise and rewrite it, but for now I'm just glad to have it all down. Long-time readers will remember I started it in the fall of 2007, then put it aside for a bit so I could finish a couple of other books. After I'd finished the first draft of Apoca-Lynn, I felt ready to get back into Kids Who Know again, and now after a year and a half it is all typed up. This is huge for me, and I can't wait to start shopping it around. I must be patient and let it rest, then polish it up.

Speaking of Apoca-Lynn, I've been busy revising that novel over the last few weeks. It needed a lot of work, but it's almost presentable now. I imagine I'll be ready to send it out in mid-May.

Amazingly, I'm still employed! I'm still doing phone surveys, which isn't as bad as it sounds. The people there are nice, and a few of the people we call actually allow me to run the full 20-minute survey with them! I've also had some interesting responses, from the guy who threatened legal action to the guy who said he was a prostitute. I also got called "huney" and "darlin'" a couple of times! I've no idea how long this job will last (at least one more week), but I'll probably be on the hunt again by June.

April has been a pretty good month for me. I hope May will be even better.

Monday, April 13, 2009

April, So Far

April has, so far, been the best month of 2009 for me. I'm employed once again, albeit only temporarily, doing phone surveys. By coincidence, Violet is also employed at the same place through a different employment agency. It's comforting to have her nearby.

The book signing at Indigo Spirit went well. I sold 15 copies of Epoch and Attack of the Intergalactic Soul Hunters, and discussed doing a launch for EVIL? at the same store. EVIL? itself is looking pretty good; I'm reading through the proofs now, making note of any typos and doing a last-minute edit.

Writing wise, I've been doing excellent. I'm nearly finished the first draft of Kids Who Know, and I'm just loving it. I personally feel that this is my best book yet, but I'll leave that for my readers to decide. I'm also nearly done with the second draft of Apoca-Lynn. I might be ready to show it to my agent by the end of this month. Then I'll move on to The 5 Demons You Meet In Hell.

I'm in good spirits, and doing well.

Wart Zapped 4: Almost Gone

My adventure in wart removal has come almost to a close now. The scab is gone, and most of the skin has healed. I think the sucker's had it.

I'm very grateful. That thing was bugging me for the longest time.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Signing This Friday!

In my last post I spoke of other promoting opportunities, and I completely forgot to mention the signing I'm doing this Friday! I'm back at Indigo Spirit in Royal Bank Plaza (downtown Toronto), doing a 'make up' signing, and by 'make up' I mean that I'll be making up for my signing back in December when Flux didn't ship copies of Epoch to them in time. This time, the store is packed and ready.

I also have a job, finally! I'll be doing phone surveys for the next five weeks, starting tomorrow. There is still time for that job to evaporate, of course - they could say they want 'someone with more experience' or they could 'decide to fill the role internally' - but I'm pretty sure this one is actually going to happen. It's when they say the job will start the following week that the evaporation process usually occurs.

So, like I said, I'll be doing phone surveys. I'll be working four hours a night (5-9), and 10-6 on Saturdays. That's not a lot of hours, but I don't do much with my evenings anyway. Plus, I'll have lots of time to write.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

No Ad Astra This Year

For the last few years I've been attending Ad Astra, Toronto's annual Science Fiction convention. This year, however, I just don't have the dough. I wanted to - heck, it says I'll be there on my website - but I just can't.

It's too bad. I was really looking forward to promoting my upcoming novel, EVIL? Still, there will be other opportunities. Anime North comes in May, followed by Polaris in July. I'm confident I'll land a job before then.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Solidifying Job? No.

Yep, it evaporated just like all the others. The client wanted someone with 'more experience'. Yes, things are so bad now that even call centres can demand experience. What's next? Will McDonald's be demanding MBAs?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wart Zapped 3: The Revenge 2

Most of the skin from the zapped area has flaked off now, leaving a scabby crater. It's sore, but in a good way - I feel certain the wart's not coming back from this one.

Sure looks ugly, though, like I took a very small bullet in my knuckle.

Aren't you all glad I didn't post photos? You're darned right you are.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Solidifying Job?

At nine this morning I got a call from one of my agencies, telling me about a potential job starting next week. It would be a call centre job, but dealing with inbound calls only (no selling, no bothering people having dinner). I'm not crazy about phone work, but my last job helped me get over some of my telephone phobias. I think I'll be okay with this one.

The question is, will the job still be there next week? It looks pretty solid, but time will tell.

Tomorrow I'm going to be interviewed by another agency. They wanted me to do an on-line registration thing for them before the interview, but for some reason I can't get it to work. Hopefully we can get that sorted out tomorrow. Then, I might actually be in a position to choose which job I want! That would be a change.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Return of the Evaporating Jobs

Financially speaking, life stinks. Violet and I have both experienced the evaporating job syndrome in the last couple of weeks, and our situation is turning desperate.

No, Violet did not get the Home Depot job. It seemed like an absolute sure thing two weeks ago, especially since the manager had worked with Violet at another Home Depot location. Still, for reasons they wouldn't divulge, they said no.

I was to have started another temp assignment this week, but on Monday I was told the client simply decided not to bother. The week before that, another sure-fire assignment "was filled internally". I did have an interview this week with Sandwichbox; it went okay, but they asked me if I felt I was overqualified for the position. I'll know what their decision is this week.

It's hard to stay positive, but I'm trying. Please send Violet and I your best wishes as we fight the recession into the last week of March.

Wart Zapped 2: The Revenge

My zapped wart continues to evolve. The clear fluid that was oozing out of it has hardened, and the skin in the 'blast zone' has started to peel a bit. Cool, huh?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wart Zapped!

I've had a tiny yet annoying wart on my right index finger for some time now, and it proved resistant to Compound-W. I used that stuff for a couple of months and developed quite the crater on my knuckle, but the wart still managed to survive. So, on Monday, I brought out the big guns. Or, rather, I brought myself to those big guns - a dermatologist and a can of liquid nitrogen.

Now, I've seen movies where people use liquid nitrogen to freeze other people's body parts and then smash them off. The actual experience of being sprayed with the stuff(yes, it's just like a spray can) was a little less dramatic. The doctor warned me it would hurt, and I chided him for not using the universal doctor code-phrase for "I'm going to hurt you" which is, of course, "you may feel a slight pinch." It stung, but wasn't all that bad. Nothing broke off, and I walked away fine.

Interesting note: wart removal isn't covered by OHIP. The price tag for a liquid nitrogen spray in Ontario is $20. Luckily, the doctor gave me my first one free.

Now for the gross stuff! The zapped wart started bleeding almost immediately, but that soon stopped. Then, an hour or so later, it started oozing a clear fluid. And it's still doing it! Isn't that fascinating? Bet you're happy I threw that detail in.

So there you are. That's my wart removal experience. I'll keep you all updated if anything else interesting happens.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Blog Crossover!

Last weekend while Violet and I were visiting my parents in Ottawa, I had the pleasure of meeting up with fellow blogger Wendy at the Rideau Centre's Chapters. She treated me to a tea, and we had a lovely conversation about blogging, writing, the world in general, and old guys in transparent speedos (click here for an explanation of that one). Sadly, we only had an hour to chat before I had to get back to my parents (they want me all to themselves, you know), and I hope that sometime Wendy and I can have more time together to discuss the see-through speedo guy.

It was fun, meeting a blog friend in the flesh. I hope it happens more often, because I'd love to be treated to tea by the rest of you!

Wendy posted her version of this epic blog crossover last Sunday, and here I am finally getting to it now. It's been a busy week - I had a four-day telemarketing job, and Violet's hard at work on her thesis project for school, so my time at the computer has been minimal.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Fun Gift Pay-It-Forward Thingie

A blog friend of mine (that would be you, Miya!) is doing a gift thing, and I decided to get in on the action for a bit of fun. Here's the deal, in her own words.

"The first three people to post a comment get a prize, from me, to be sent without warning anytime between now and the end of the year...and it could be absolutely anything (hence the fun!). The catch is this: first you have to post the same "deal" on your blog and THEN you get to leave a comment telling me you're in!"

My gifts will probably be copies of my written work, because why waste a good opportunity to promote?

Any of you want in?

Ottawa Weekend!

Violet and I are taking the train to Ottawa today to enjoy a weekend with my parents. We haven't seen them since Christmas, and Violet and I haven't had a trip since October (or possibly November, I can't quite remember) when we visited my cousins in Port Sydney. It will be good to get away from our worrying financial situation and have some fun in the Nation's Capital.

Also, I'm planning to meet up with my fellow blogger, Wendy. Very much looking forward to that.

Still no word from Home Depot for Violet, but I have a two-day phone job lined up for Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Job Update

The news isn't great, unfortunately. The job I'd hoped to start today evaporated, or to quote my temp agency contact, "The client put the job on hold." I transferred the last of my money from savings (all $200 of it) and paid the cable bill, and now I'm hoping for some kind of miracle.

Heh, the data entry job that wanted to pay me $8 an hour? They turned me down, too. They found another desperate soul to exploit.

On the plus side, Violet is even closer to that Home Depot job. They called and asked for business references this week. Hopefully by Friday we'll have some very good news there.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Jobs Lately

Let me tell you about the time I've been having lately with employment. Hopefully it will make for a fun (if slightly depressing) read.

First, a bit of good news. My wife Violet is THIS close to landing a job with Home Depot. She's worked for them before, and loved it, so everyone keep your fingers crossed for her this week!

Now on to me. This February I've had a grand total of 6 working days. One of them was through a temp agency, filling big cardboard boxes for a company. That was two days, for 11 paid hours.

The other four days came from a group that hires people to be human signs for real estate companies. They pick their employees up from a central location, drive them out to the various sites, fit you with a box-like costume that is the sign, then leave you by the side of the road to wave at cars (and hopefully attract a customer or two). You work for five hours, not counting the hour of travel to and from the location, and the company buys you a cheap fast-food lunch (budget - $5) after two hours.

It's a pretty easy job, but mighty boring. My first day was brutally cold, and I nearly lost my fingers and toes. The next day I dressed much warmer, and brought my old Sony Walkman (yes, I still have one of those!) with me and listened to an audiobook. That helped pass the time.

This sign job is only two days a week(Saturday and Sunday), and the pay works out to $45 a day. Not a lot, but better than nothing. Trouble is, they can only pay their employees when the real estate company pays them. If the company is late with that payment, you get a whole load of bounced cheques. And it doesn't help matters that they post-date all cheques by two weeks. This weekend when I showed up, there were a lot of people complaining about problems with their cheques. I'm pretty sure mine went through; I'll find out soon enough, I guess. Also, the company had also overbooked employees, so I was sent home with no work (but with a cheque for my second weekend, dated March 7).

It seems as if they are taking advantage of the economic climate and exploiting those desperate for work, but apparently they've been working this way for at least eight years. It's just the way they do business. And they don't mean for the cheques to bounce, they just don't have any money at all to pay people if the real estate companies are late. Not a great way to run a business, but there we are. They may have work for me again, but I doubt I'll go back. That is, unless I have a problem with my cheques.

But while they aren't taking advantage of the current economy, the place I interviewed with this week proudly admitted that they are. They wanted me (and employees like me) to put in an 8-hour Monday to Friday work week doing data entry and research, for $8. That's right, less less than minimum wage. Basically, if hired they'd get me to sign a contract that would allow them to pay me that, in order to make it legal. There's lots of people with your skills sending us their resumes, they told me, because the job market is so bad, and we're gonna totally take advantage of that. Because after all, there's only so much money to go around, and we've gotta keep the big bosses happy.

Un. Be. Lievable.

All is not doom and gloom, however. One of my agencies has me up for a 6-week, $12.50-an-hr job, and I'll find out about that this week. And Violet will find out about Home Depot this week too. Wish us both luck. And financial stability. It's been a long time since I've had that.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Where's My Blog?

When I looked at my blog this morning, there was nothing there! At least, no posts. I had to log in and edit around to get my posts back. Whew. Hope that doesn't happen too often. I shudder to think of a world denied the glory of me!!!

It's been a slow weekend, writing wise. I just couldn't think of the next step for Kids Who Know. Like I said earlier, I might be nearing the end, or it might go on a bit further, and I haven't quite decided how I want to play it yet. I'm hoping I'll get back into it today.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Che-Che-Che, Ha-Ha-Ha

What's with that title? It's the Jason theme from the Friday the 13th movies. I saw the remake yesterday, and it was a good bit of gory fun. Not quite as entertaining as Freddy vs Jason, or the graphic novel Freddy vs Jason vs Ash(from Evil Dead & Army of Darkness), but still a good time in the cinema. Plus, I saw the teaser trailer for the new Transformers movie! Awesomeness was upon me. Transformers is my favourite fantasy (a fact I rarely, if ever, conceal), and the first movie was extremely cool, so naturally I'm pretty excited as all heck.

As a followup to my last post, I have an interview scheduled for next week. And the email for that interview came in when I was fully clothed, which ruins that one theory of mine.

I'm 24 chapters into my new novel, Kids Who Know, and I'm loving it. I'm also nearing the end, possibly. I say possibly, because sometimes in stories I simply don't know. I'll find out how it ends when it ends. This is different from most of my stories (like Epoch and Evil?), where I had an event I was leading the characters toward. This new story is really stretching me, and I feel very good about that.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Good Things Happen When I'm Naked...

Okay, okay, before you all get grossed out, let me explain. I was just coming out of the shower when the phone rang, and it was about a job. When I'd finished the phone interview, the first thought that entered my warped little head was the title of this entry, which I thought would be a hilarious blog entry title. At the very least, it would get attention!

And fear not, I am presently fully clothed. Try and contain your disappointment.

Will I get the job? Can't say just yet. All I know is that I passed the phone interview. Hopefully some great news will come soon. And I'll be in the shower when it does.

Friday, February 6, 2009


My last post was a bit of a downer, so I thought I'd get everyone's spirits back up with more pictures of my adorable wonderkitty, Karma! Isn't he cute? You bet he is.

One of Karma's favourite sleepy spots is the third shelf in our linen closet. If we don't close the door, we end up with furry towels!

Here's Karma having a cuddle with his daddy.

Karma trying to eat my parents' luggage.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

2009 Update

I was hoping that this year would be a dramatic improvement over last year, but the dramatic turnaround at Casa Carter hasn't happened yet. I'm back to my usual unemployment woes, and the fact that I'm jobless during the start of the Second Great Depression doesn't exactly encourage me. I went from trying to figure out what kind of job I want to have to scrambling to get my hands on anything. The temp agencies have told me things are really quiet, and most job leads I follow simply don't bother to return my emails. Trying to stay positive has been hard.

Still, at least my writing hasn't suffered. I'm up to chapter 22 of Kids Who Know, and feel really good about how it is turning out. I'm also devising another Middle-Grade novel, using one of my favourite unpublished characters. I've written five books with this character, and have high hopes for the series if I can just get the first book sold. They are fun for me to write, and right now fun is what I need.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My Website Is Up!!!


Drop what you are doing and check out my new website right now. Bask in its glory, I say!

My wife, Violet, put the finishing touches on it this week, and now it is up for all to see. She has a gift for web design, doesn't she? And yes, I am slightly biased here, but it's my blog and I'll darn well praise my wife's talent if I want to! She is awesome.

I think this site will be a great tool for showcasing my work and promoting my upcoming events. I have taken another step forward in web marketing, and I am very excited.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2009 Is Upon Me

Sometimes I take too long trying to think of something to blog about that I just forget to blog altogether. This is me posting just to let you all know that I'm still alive and well.

The new year has been quiet for me so far. I'm searching, yet again, for another job, and am hoping for something part-time. After my last few job experiences, I'm really not wanting to go back to corporate offices - that's the wrong environment for me. But what is the right environment? Still haven't figured that one out. I do, however, feel I'm getting closer.

My writing is going fairly well - I've gone back to working on Kids Who Know, an epic I started in the fall of 2007, then put aside to finish work on Cupidity and The 5 Demons You Meet In Hell. Cupidity is finished, as far as editing and rewriting goes, and my agent is currently reading it. I want to start rewriting 5 Demons soon, but I may wait on that one and put my effort into polishing Apoca-Lynn. The writing of Kids Who Know is coming along nicely, and is taking me to some great creative places. I'm still thinking about Epoch 2, but I can't say for certain that it will be my next project. Time, and my Muse, will tell.

I'm happy to report yet another glowing review of Epoch! Click here to read it.

For those of you who enjoy my Biblical Proportions blog, you'll be happy to know I've finally gone after Jack Chick's infamous Dark Dungeons. Click here to read my review.

Happy New Year, everyone!