I've been poking around the journals here and figured I'd start one. I used to maintain one similar to this on another forum, but it's gone pretty dead. Quick information for those who might begin this journal. I'll just sort of fact list to be efficient for those who might care. I write/am published under my legal name. My current publisher is Gryphonwood Press. I have a fantasy series titled: First Civilization's Legacy Series. It includes Flank Hawk (2009), Blood Sword (2011) and Soul Forge (2014). I have a Science Fiction series titled: The Crax War Chronicles. It includes Relic Tech (2013), and Relic Rescue (working title--work in progress). I also have a short story collection: Genre Shotgun (2012) which is a collection of all of my short stories previously published in magazines, anthologies and ezines. The stories are SF, Mystery, Horror/Suspense, and Inspirational. All of my titles are available via ebook, and print. All but Genre Shotgun is available as an audiobook (it's in production), and Flank Hawk is currently being translated into Spanish. In addition to a website, I maintain a blog titled Up Around the Corner. There I post interviews of authors, editors, narrators, reviewers, etc., I talk about what's happening with my works, things of interest I come across (or at least interesting to me) and some things I find humorous. It takes time from my regular writing but I enjoy it overall. ================ Last night I managed 665 words on Relic Rescue, the night before about 450. The current total is about 40,000 words to date. Today I completed the application for the Ohioana Book Festival. I now am waiting for the two print copies to arrive from my publisher, which are part of the application package. Applications are due at the end of December, so I have ample time. I am also waiting to hear back from ConCarolinas 2015, a SF/Fantasy convention that I applied to. I'd attended it back in 2010, 2011 and 2012. It happens at the end of May/Early June and as I am a teacher, the end of the school year has recently conflicted. It's a bit of a travel (I live in Ohio) but it's a well-run mid-sized con. They say they'll get back to me as to whether I'll be invited as an author guest by early October. I generally do only one Con a year (the cost--I nowhere near earn back the cost for the hotel and travel and food by book sales there and the usual bump in sales in the week or so following the event). I do get a badge, and generally one for a guest who can watch my table when I'm serving on a panel. So if ConCarolinas falls through (competition for guest slots is something to consider), I might try Fandom Fest in Kentucky again. We'll see. Tonight I hope to do some more writing on Relic Rescue (after grading papers) and do a little work on updating my website. =============== I can't say I'll post daily here, but will try to check in regularly.