Apr 08

Site update…

Seems the latest version of the theme I’ve been using has corrupted several parts of the site. Annoying. I specifically chose to use stock WordPress because I didn’t want to have to do any custom coding for it — I do enough of that for work, so when I write I want to just write, not be distracted by technical stuff constantly.

I guess I do need to just break down, learn karate, er WordPress, and code my own custom theme. Only way to be somewhat sure nothing breaks, or if it does I can fix it pronto.

 

Bother.

While I’m at it, intrafoundation.com could use a clean port over to laravel 4. ;-)

 

Feb 26

Once I Loved

weary i watch the sky fall

and peak then faint above the cold horizon

come brief morning

 

numb

to changing weather

and the flow of days passing

 

tired of waiting

for the warmth of dimly remembered summer

i wander off

 

 

Copyright (c) 2014, Lewis A. Sellers. All Rights Reserved.

Nov 02

Posts and lost little mes*

Well, I have several partially completed posts sitting there ever so patiently waiting for me to finish them. I’ll have to see about getting to one or two this week. First up, one about “thread heat” (that is, in story fiction, not the bolts that keep the tires on your car at 120kph). Then a sort of introspection on my wife’s first horror series and how it came about. (Note: She’s working on the 3rd one in tandem with #nanowrimo. It wasn’t exactly planned that way, but there was a 1 out of 12 chance the months would coincide. ;))

In the meantime, I’m kind of hanging out on twitter these days if you want to say hi.

 

*Yes, I had to double check the plural of me is in fact, mes. I suppose that’s something you don’t even think about unless you’re a fiction writer. ;)

Aug 14

The ghost of a future blog redesign stares at me….

I think this weekend I aught to neo-up “advanced wordpress” into my brain and get around to making my blog as nice as my wife’s–but, you know, with aliens, androids, nukes and endless firefights. Maybe some loud deathmetal playing when you first visit the site. Well, ok, skip the death metal. But it needs some work. :)

Aug 14

#amkillingcharacters

Am going through and working out the details of the plot for the last 3rd of my WIP (writing that and all the changes out in a pseudo rambling narration) … and am noticing the book seems like one long firefight if you tilt your head and look at it just so. Hrmm.
#amwriting #amkillingcharacters

Aug 08

Updates to Out into the Void and Balance as well as Novel Status

The short scifi/military story Out into the Void has been revised. The update corrects minor issues with spelling, grammar and formatting. Additionally, a few scenes were rewritten or expanded upon. As to that, I had been experimenting with writing the story in a somewhat terse manner — but that confused more than a few people, so now some of the conversation and dialog are more … explicit.

While I was at it, I made a few minor corrections on  Balance.

Updates are now making their way slowly through the publishing/distribution systems at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc and should be available within a few days at most.

As far as the upcoming novel goes, have about another hundred pages to work through atm. The wife and I are now in a sort of race to see who gets done first — she’s trying to complete the entire series of Gorgon Star Books before Halloween, while I’m only aiming at getting one book done. Mine is longer though. :-)

 

BTW, < begin hawking wares >
did I mention her first book, Skein, is now available exclusively on Amazon?
< / end hawking >

Aug 06

In case…

Random trivia about me: I carry a moleskin and a pen in my back pocket wherever I go. Just in case. :)

Aug 03

Skein, the new horror novel by C.J.Sellers — coming very soon to a tablet near you

Spending the morning working on setting up the formatting for the master copy of my wife’s first novel Skein. And doing a bit of final line editing/proofreading as I go along. Should be live on Amazon as early as monday or tuesday. :)

Jul 27

Yo, what’cha doing?

#anwriting #amproofing ssh.

Jul 24

Skein

So I’ve inspired the wife-type-person to finish her novel

skein-cover-w-spine-400

Jul 10

It is 4am…

Hmm. It is 4am… and I find myself up, working on the novel and glancing through writing forums. Hmm. Wearing the #amauthor tag is tiring at times. :)

 

Jul 01

Out into the Void – final revision

There is a final revision of “Out into the Void” making it’s way across the internet. This addresses some grammar issues that arose from last minute editing of the short story. Also a few parts were slightly rewritten to — hopefully — have clearer characterization and/or description.

In any event, unless someone points out some issues with it, this is probably the last revision for a very long time.

 

Jun 27

Out into the Void – now on Amazon Kindle

Out into the Void (A Short Story).v2 cynthia.small

Damn typos. Well, that aside (which will be fixed by weekend) my second short story is making its way across the internet today. And has just made an appearance on Amazon for Kindle. :)
#amwriting #amauthor

http://www.amazon.com/into-Void-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B00DO8REMW/

Jun 27

The Upcoming Novel

Ok, fiddly bits and revisions aside, I’m done with the Short Stories for now. Next up, the novel I’ve been working on.

Jun 27

Out into the Void (A Short Story) – Now Available

So the short science fiction story “Out into the Void” is making its way to the various venues today/tonight/soon. I really want to go and tweak it some more here and there, but at some point you just have to push it out the door. Most likely, after a bit of feed-back there will be a revised edition correcting a few typos or grammar nazi issues, and maybe a bit of re-characterization here and there. And polishing it where changes to the story have left a few odd discrepancies I didn’t noticed on tenth reading. But for the most part, that aside, it’s done now.

And like “Balance” before it, I can envision it being fleshed out into a proper novel at some twisty point along this road I’m taking.

Out into the Void (For Amazon Kindle)
Out into the Void (For Barnes & Noble Nook)

Jun 27

Out into the Void – Bookcover Art

I have been practicing illustrating bookcovers with these last two short stories. My thinking is and has always been to release two or three “free-ish” short stories and use the entire experience so things go more smoothly and professionally when I start releasing full novels for sale. :)

Not entirely happy with the way Out’s cover turned out. It was close to what I had envisioned but I got to the point where I was spending more time on it than I had budgeted for a “short” story. Good enough. For now. Maybe I’ll revise it a bit down the road.

In any event, the wife was not so happy about my choice of font so she grabbed my cover project and re-imagined it with different fonts. That’s the version I ended up using.

But here are both of them. This is the original….

Out into the Void (A Short Story)
  And then the wife’s version.
Out into the Void (A Short Story).v2 cynthia

 

Jun 24

Out into the Void

The science fiction short story Out into the Void is done. Well, for clarity, at 13k it’s not all that short. And by done I mean I still have to do the artwork, and do a bit more proofing. But done in the sense that it should be out within the day or three.

Jun 23

Out into the Void status

Almost done with “Out into the Void”. Arg. Will be glad to get it out. :)

Jun 21

Man of Steel

Saw superman today, which I mostly liked. But as a writer I must say that ending was awful. There wasn’t any resolution or reflection at all of what happening during the climatic battle. It just segues into a tired, boring set of traditional imagery that felt very flat and emotionally unsatisfying.

Jun 16

#amwriting

#amwriting
Ok, actually doing writing related house-keeping. But that’s out of the way. So, back to writing… :)

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