Brief hiatus

Alas, I have been attacked by two of the November problems that regularly plague NaNoWriMo participants as well as the sane portions of the population: visiting relatives and visiting germs.  The cold seems to be departing just as the relatives descend.

But fear not, I will return to the regular Monday-Wednesday schedule soon enough and will likely expand to Fridays as well.

First Post

Ah, that first blog post… when the page is still fresh, the comments spam-free, and the possibilities limitless! What should I say? What epic wisdom shall I impart? What… what…

Hmmm.

I think I’m going to take a page from the great Emperor Vir Coto and say I just can’t think of anything all that momentous, and now that I’m actually saying it, it’s too late to go back and fix it.

Welcome to “Making it up as I go”, my little blog on science-fiction, fantasy, and a few bits of my life mixed in with it. The title refers to how I write fiction. I am not an outliner. I am more of a seat-of-the-pantser. I may have a notion of where I’m going, but I pretty much make it up as I go. I paint the same way. Heck, I suppose I live the same way. Sure, later I’ll lie about it and say it was all part of a grand design, but by then it will be too late. The internet is forever!

I am still sorting out my posting schedule, but I hope to be fairly regular, or at least more predictable than the blog title would suggest. At the moment, I have just completed the zero-draft manuscript for my second novel “Hell Bent”, and I am editing version 2.1 of my first novel “Beneath the Sky”. I also have an interest in podcasting, so I may be adding a podcast in parallel to the blog.

In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the ride. I have no idea where we’re going.