Thursday, February 25, 2010

Surgery in my future

Well, as most of you know by now, I fell down a hill and busted up my shoulder pretty good.  Was waiting for it to heal and it kept not healing so we did the doctor dance and I got a CT scan.  Turns out I tore the ligaments away from the bone so I have no support anywhere away from my body.  No wonder I can't lift anything or move my elbow away from my body worth a damn, eh?

So I've got surgery coming up, which will be my fourth surgery in my life.  This might be the most serious, considering that it's trying to reattach something that's come completely loose.  I figure I'll be down for a little while before I can even go to PT.  So that's some short term disability before I can go back to work.

Time to finish my newest novel.

With any luck I'll have something new and shiny to show off by the time I head back to the day job.  Something that isn't connected to my Infinity stuff.

So far it's coming along quite well, thanks for asking.  I just started Chapter 5.  Which is roughly 12,000 words or so.  Not too bad.

What can one expect?  Well, it's a Saje Williams novel, which means it's going to take myths and legends and do something twisty with them.  If you've read my Infinity novels, you have some idea already.  If you haven't, maybe you should.

The one thing the Dark Alliance books will NOT include is vampires.  No blood-suckers.  Psychic vampires--well, that's a different thing entirely.  I'll be introducing you all to the notion of 'Travelers...'  Souls that can travel from body to body at need.

And I won't be giving any more of it away than that right now.  Suffice to say that it'll be another wild ride.  I promise.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Climate Change

Oh, yeah.  People all over the world, particularly the east coast of the U.S. and parts of Europe, might be looking up and saying to one another and themselves "what global warming?"

Well, it's the middle of February and over 60 degrees here in the great state of Washington.  We've had one of the milder winters on record (pretty much the opposite of last year's big snow) and I, for one, am not complaining.  I'm tired of cold and dreary.  I was tired of it in early October.  Looking forward to Spring, even with the hayfever.

Took advantage of the weather to head out to Pt. Defiance and take a few pics the other day.

And here's a nice shot of the Olympics

And the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

I'm loving the new camera, as one can tell.  Even if I'm having to do a lot of things one-handed right now.  That's why I'm particularly happy I have a tripod.

Oh, and here's another shot after being run through a Paint Shop filter.  I like the way this looks.  Anyone else?

One of the corner towers of the Fort at Pt. Defiance.  
Somehow I don't believe it was ever used to defend against attacks by hostiles.

And another shot of the Olympics