Blog Post for June 1st, 2015

May was a sad, difficult month. I picked up the flu and when I was beaten down, I ended up getting a wretched respiratory infection. That pretty much knocked me out for three weeks (and counting). On the mend, however, so I’ll ramp back up. My worst regret was missing out running the Calgary Marathon, but there was just no way that was going to happen.

Around Town: Made it to ‘A Taste of Calgary Authors’ at the Owl’s Nest last Thursday night (while hacking up a lung). Randy McCharles puts on great events and this was no exception. Nine fun Calgary authors and some fantastic live music. Bought more books 🙂

Coming Up: Heading to Lake Louise for a writing retreat. Some dedicated time to hunker down and get some writing done. In peace for a change.

Book of the Week: Tall Tales of the Weird West
The horse always gets it first they say. While there were no actual horses harmed in this wacky anthology, Axel Howerton has assembled some fine stories about all manner of supernatural goings on in the old west. Buy this!!

Recent Writing:

  • Completed my Mars sci-fi story. Turned out pretty well. It was written for a speculative writing course that I was looking forward to, but ended up being cancelled. I’ll let this one sit for a bit and then try and find something to do with it.
  • Completed a story for my friends entitled How it Ends. A dark and amusing future. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.
  • Back and forth on my supernatural noir’ish story. Lots of fantastic suggestions, revisions, and tons of revamping. The current version is a magnitude better. I love how it turned out.
  • Put down some notes for a couple of new stories that have popped into my head. Two great kernels.
  • Always chipping away on the book. Currently building a more comprehensive character bible to keep track of everyone.

Cheers!

Rob
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