Wednesday, April 24, 2013


This is post 898 so I'm rapidly getting close to as many entries as my old MySpace blog had on it before I torched it.  Brittany and I are going to the Lincoln Museum over the weekend so the chronicle of that will likely be the 900th post.

In other Milestoney news, I just hit 600 posts on my book blog, a pretty cool interview with self-published author S.A. Hunt.  He's a cool guy so feel free to give him the contents of your wallets.

In still more Milestoney news, Shelf Inflicted will hit 100 posts in the next couple days.  Not bad for a month!  Still waiting on the merchandising bonanza to take off on that one.

These Milestones are partially my way of distracting people from noticing I have written nothing more in Camp NaNoWriMo.  My shame weighs heavily on me.  However, I did get some agenty feedback on Bullets Don't Blink.  Long story short, there are some logic problems in the story that need to be addressed but the writing is good and the dialogue is excellent.  She invited me to submit other things so I'm counting it as a partial win.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Camp NaNoWriMo - Day 10

So yeah, Camp NaNoWriMo has been pushed to the wayside in favor of Shelf Inflicted, the new collaborative book blog I've started with some Goodreads friends.  We're getting a ton of hits and I saw some of our Cafe Press merch in an ad widget on yesterday.

I haven't totally given up on the writing, though.  Now that Shelf Inflicted is up and running, I can let it simmer a bit and get down to business.  Also, I have a new pulp fantasy character named Brand The Black that I'm dying to write a short story about.

That was a strange one

So last night, I dreamed I was lounging in my back yard when some shape-shifting creature came out of the woods.  At first, it looks like a black fox with ten pairs of legs.  Then it looked like some kind of eight-legged snake.  It was then it disappeared and I kept hearing news reports of an eight-legged creature killing all the dogs and livestock in the neighborhood.  Then I drove over to my grandparents' house with my dog and a ton of my relatives were there with deer rifles, ready to take the thing on.  However, they wanted to use my dog as bait for the creature.

I eventually agreed to leave Belle chained to a tree close to the house  but wasn't thrilled about it.  When the creature finally showed up, it was a humanoid tiger with two extra arms.  It escaped but not without being caught in a hail of gunfire.

As far as I know, it is still at large.

Monday, April 8, 2013

A Thong? Really?

I started a Cafe Press shop over the weekend for the new book blog, Shelf Inflicted.  It wasn't as easy as I hoped since their interface isn't the most intuitive.  I was looking at products with the Shelf Inflicted logo on them and found this.

Sure, I'd like to make back the month I spent to register the domain for five years but I'm not sure how I feel about people wearing a thong with the website's logo on it.  However, Mother's Day is coming up...

In other news, I have yet to do my taxes so I'll likely not have much time for writing tonight.  Camp NaNoWriMo has been pushed aside in favor of setting up the new blog.  Still, I did 50k in twenty days last June so surely I can manage 20k in what's left of the month.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Special Report: The Contingency Plan is Being Constructed

I'm forming a collaborative blog with some of the heavy hitters on Goodreads in the event we have to pile into an escape pod somewhere down the road.  We're calling it Shelf Inflicted.  I'm not abandoning Goodreads or my book blog at this time, though.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Letter from Camp NaNoWriMo

Dear Mom and Dad,
Camp NaNoWriMo is great so far.  I'm glad I came back this year.  I'm halfway through my first pass of editing Between Hell and a Hard Place and I've already decided on a few changes.  The Mantis character was my least favorite part of the initial draft so I'm splitting him into two characters, one for the hacking and gunrunning and one to be Jack's Bad Ass Friend.  I think this will make things run more smoothly.  I'm going to mention Gregory Brissette being an Alderman with state senate aspirations since now he's just a generic businessman of some type.  Also, although I haven't gotten there yet, I'm going to rewrite big chunks of the ending.

In other news, the Councillors are so friendly this year.  Councillor Joey is always making sure my pants look right.  Yesterday afternoon, he had me rub sun tan lotion on his back and chest and asked me if I needed any rubbed on me, which was weird since it was really cloudy outside.  Tomorrow, he's going to show me his secret place and said I could take all the pictures I want.  Sure sounds like fun!

I'd better get back to my writing.  This book isn't going to edit itself!

your son,
Dangerous Dan

PS - Please send a package of nutter butters.  And a jar of honey for Councillor Joey.