I’m in London! And current rejection stats. 3

The two are not related. Just I’ve been talking to a few writers who are even newer to this than me and I wanted to give some perspective on the short story submission thing. I’ve now had 20 sales, not counting reprints. Out of 20 short story sales: Average number of rejections per sale: 6.85 ...

Hello from London

It’s been a busy, busy several days. I’m in London right now, more project stuff. I helping with this so much I can’t even tell you. I also saw Coriolanus for a second time with friends. I’m glad I had the opportunity, since there’s so much more to pick out on a second round, particularly ...

Octopodicon 2

Octopodicon was my first every Steampunk convention, and I admit that I was kind of nervous. I absolutely love the steampunk aesthetic, but I am not a very fancy person myself. On of my life goals is to be a very dapper sir, but I prefer my dapperness to be a bit more… understated. Plus ...

The Reel Britain in London

I just realized I should probably record this on my own personal blog as well, since y’all might be interested in this and, I don’t know, not following me on Twitter. (Seriously, why are you not following me on Twitter? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?) From October 13-25 I was in London. Me being in ...

So, my day has been amazing. How about yours?

I’m in New York City to go to NYCC. Despite this, I have not actually gone to NYCC at all. So, there’s that. Instead I ran a 5k this morning, the Terry Fox Run. Which is a charity run for cancer research. I like doing charity events, but I didn’t really go out raising money ...

This is the part where you get to be even more jealous of me: Stratford (and Newark Park House) 2

This is the part where you get to be even more jealous of me: Stratford (and Newark Park House)
Yes. Not only am I surrounded by delicious biscuits and all the milky tea I can drink, yesterday I went to Stratford. And saw the Royal Shakespeare Company perform Hamlet. (And also went to Shakespeare’s birthplace, which was cool too.) Then today I went to the Newark Park House, which is just ridiculously beautiful. Ready ...

A Brunel Kind of Day 3

It was another day for tourist things, this time closer to home, in Bristol. We started out at the Avon Gorge, so I could look at the pretty rocks. The pretty rocks are mostly Carboniferous limestones and a bit of sandstones. Apparently there are fossils, but I never got near enough to the limestones to ...

A relaxing day in Cambridge

Spent today bumming around Cambridge with our friend Dan. We’ve now hit the pub by his place (the Green Dragon) twice for dinner, and it’s been pretty good both time. There is this thing they do that involves a steak covered with cheese and we really don’t need to get more deeply into it than ...

In which Loki moves to Houston (with Rachael): a tale told (mostly) in pictures

Loki, for reasons entirely his own but no doubt both devilish and nefarious, decided to move to Houston on the backs of his two hapless mortal minions, Mike and Rachael. They departed Denver bright an early on Sunday morning. The scenery quickly became less interesting. And then Kansas. Which both claimed I-70 was its main ...

Welcome to Silent Hill, PA 2

It’s May 3, 2012. Ten hours to go until the US premiere of AvengersĀ and I’m in central Pennsylvania with a group of friends specifically to see that movie. How to pass the time? Well, the native of Pennsylvania (my dear friend Rynn) mentions that we’re maybe an hour away from Centralia. If you’re not a ...