National November Writing Month (Camp Nanowrimo)

So, as you might expect. The newbie writer is trying Camp Nanowrimo.

What is Nanowrimo? Well, every November we write for 30 days to get 50,000 words. It teaches you good habits and a few bad habits, but you get your story onto the page, which is the first hurdle.

Camp Nanowrimo is a self-directed month where you pick a project, like editing your last mess, and go to it. The nice part about Camp Nanowrimo is the texting in your own cabin. We’re always talking smack, giving encouragement, etc. I really like it.

If anyone wants into Cabin Sablehawk, give me a shout and I’ll bring you in. @sablehawk on twitter or just comment here. I’m going to open it to everyone come Sunday, but I’ll give people a couple days if they are interested.

I’ve got two projects sitting on my desk. The edits from The Bone God are coming in, and the Outline for King Serpent is starting. I really want to do both…but I’ll probably wimp out and do my edits like a good boy.

In mid April is Ravencon, which I’m also attending. I hope that anyone who wants to talk writing gets with me there I’d love to chat about writing.

Dragon Con 2018

Just to inform my occasional reader, I will be attending Dragon Con this year as a guest. I intend to do science, space, Armageddon (Or whatever they call it), and writing this year.

Any time I’m not charging around between panels with my pants on fire, I’ll be escorting my lovely wife or my wonderful daughter around the con. I intend to wear funny costumes and drink beer. Anything else is plain luck.

Yeah, Superversive is hosting a table, so I’ll probably be there too. (And with Speaker to Lab Rats at his Baen party. I better get to work and publish more books.

Later,
Hawk

Valerian and the city of a thousand planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Poster

First off, this was a fun movie. I won’t say it didn’t have some ‘drink’ moments, but it was pretty good fun. It tried to be huge, with fantastic scenes changing constantly, but it failed to be consistent, so it made no sense half the time. Just off the top of my head:

  1. Multi-Dimensional world? Man, that was so complex that it has to show up again…nope.
  2. Bashing through walls into completely different (and recently described) sections…that were supposed to be on opposite sides of a giant city? Yeah, that happened.
  3. The spaceship can enhance his fighting ability? He doesn’t mention that till the last scene.
  4. Aliens fishing for humans in the red zone?

But, the one that killed me, absolutely ruined it, was a superior officer hitting on a sergeant under his command. Absolutely improper and bugged the crap out of me, constantly.

So, the plot was simple and fun. They did a good job on one alien species, the Pearls, but the others were just goofy. I saw it with a beer and a hot chick, so I rate it a good solid 3 for movie night.

Back Online

Sunday I bought a computer. SO, now I’m back blogging.

There has been a lot going on in the last couple years. I’m going to stick to mostly talking about books and writing from here on out. I may drift into science occasionally, but I have to get approval for … stuff … so I’m going to try to stay out of my professional field.

I know, I’ve promised that I’d blog and didn’t before, what is changed now?

I have a book. I just published a book with Superversive.

Check out “The Broken Man” by Hawkings Austin.