Microsoft Flight Simulator Adventures Well, this was interesting . . . On Monday Reba “Immaculate” Jones, (A.K.A. me, that is to say, I) flew from SAWL on Tierra del Fuego to SAYB at Argentina’s Antarctic Base Belgrano II, one of the two Flight Sim airstrips in Antarctica, to be in position to try for the South Pole today, … Continue reading South Pole Attempt
Check out Things to Read. I have three initial bits of prose you can download and read: Misty's Jamball Georjet of Mars Vail's World They take place in the same vast and diverse universe, and may or may not be more connected than they initially appear to be. All released under a Creative Commons License. … Continue reading The Plan is Coming Together
This year I changed my approach to NaNoWriMo, hoping to remove any remaining stress and end with a proper collection of rough draft words.
During this year’s NaNoWriMo I conceived a plan for releasing my writing projects, and now I’m working out how to put this plan into effect. Essentially, it is this: Use Dr.Occulari as my pen name.Release everything under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license (Redistribution and derivative works are OK as long as you attribute the original … Continue reading My Plan for Releasing Projects
(Followup to previous post.) I've dropped the screenplay style slug lines. Take a look at Misty's Jamball on the Things to Read page for the latest variation on what I'm calling a story script. The Misty's Jamball files are also examples of the format I'm thinking of using to distribute books and stories. They include … Continue reading How I’m Writing Now
Apparently there’s a Space Invaders movie in the works.Reminds me of this bad, tongue-in-cheek exposition I cut out of Gladiator Girl:The highlight of the afternoon team practice was Space Invaders, an exercise that grinds hard on the guardians. It was named after an old silent movie. In the movie a lone hero discovers plans for … Continue reading Space Invaders
NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It's a challenge to authors to get off their feet and onto their butts and write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November.The challange started small, grew, and became international. International or not, since almost everyone shortens the name to NaNoWriMo, it looks like they're stuck … Continue reading After NaNoWriMo 2012
Years ago, back in the dimly remembered (nineteen) Eighties, I read and delighted in Norman Spinrad's science-fiction novel, Child of Fortune. Two years ago, for the 2010 NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) thirty day dash, I desperately grabbed ideas from Spinrad's book to get something---anything---started, and ended up with a collection of hacked together chunks of plot and bits of … Continue reading I Guess, I’ll Have to Write It