Late February update

So, this week. Anything that I thought I’d be doing hasn’t really gotten done. I’ve more or less started a new job so writing gets put back on a shelf it hasn’t been for some time, that being the back shelf. Stuff will still be happening, but reality makes demands. And no, I won’t be […]

The week updated Feb 18 2015

Last week was something of a struggle. I’ll chalk it up to a short week for the kids at school and other nagging outside stuff that I have zero control over but has a major degree of control over me and let’s leave it at that Did two things I haven’t done in a long […]

Update Feb 10 2015

  Yeah, I missed yesterday sorry. Actual deadlines and a bunch of frenzied work on the main page of my website (that being highway-62.com) kept me from doing any updates. But hey, paying work before that which does not pay. Blogging sure doesn’t. (But then neither does my writing, he said as he looked over […]

02 February 15 – Rainbow Scales

Trying to keep up with regular posting. Also trying to make it a habit to include some visual stimuli (almost always taken from my own photos because c’mon, this isn’t hard) to fire multiple brain lobes. The above taken in The Serpentarium in Lodi, CA a couple weeks back. Work continues on revising “Chunked” and […]

2015 Missive

  Hey there. First in a regular series, attempting weekly-ish updates of all happenings at Highway 62 Central. Oh, why doughnuts? Does anyone really in their heart of hearts not like doughnuts? That’s why. So, 2015 begins with me not having my regular long-term/freelance gig going. If anyone out there reading this wants me to […]

EDGED – Full Bleed goes to the William Gibson show

EDGED The last time I tried to attend a William Gibson signing was the day that my father-in-law decided to start punching out. I was about twenty miles from home when I got the call and turned around. Anyone who saw it as a surprise wanted to see it as a surprise. He was dead […]

Weaponized melancholy redux

Story changed. Mostly stopped changing enough so that I can start to get it out. Had to wrestle with this one for awhile, which is always upsetting when you think you have it nailed in the first place. There were lots of pieces but not a coherent whole, nor were the pieces enough to make […]

“Weaponized Melancholy”

My two word reply to a tweet from Tim Maughan today. Which is now metastasizing into a piece of Ballardian science fiction. Long short story or short novella, depending on how you define those kinds of things. Not going to worry about it, but just let it be. Which is opposite to how I write […]

Con-volution 2014

Just a head’s up that I’ll be a guest/panelist at Con-volution 2014, repeating my role as such from the 2013 show (also the first SF show that I had the pleasure of being a guest of, even if was late to my first panel.) The show is at the Hyatt Burlingame, which is a nicely Ballardian […]

Dictionary training

So here’s what I had to teach to my user dictionary over the course of writing BLUE HIGHWAY. Apparently I break the rules, according to Microsoft. Some of these are understandable. Some are just baffling.   westie lunger Torchco gonna gimme I’ma metalscape junkers Partch sleepin’ wanna DeSoto Bolsa Edinger lightcloud clipshow gearhead Edelbrock nastygrams […]