Sunday, August 24, 2008

But it's not even September

Yeah. I was supposed to keep this blog about my writing, but...

I was at the liquor store yesterday. I was grabbing some beer for our summer cookout. (For those who live in a state where beer is at the supermarket and liquor is a separate store, that's not how it is in Massachusetts.)

The Pumpkin Ales are out already. There were at least five different microbreweries with Pumpkin Ale on the shelf.

I enjoy Pumpkin Ale. I love autumn when Dunkin Donuts carries pumpkin muffins and pumpkin donuts.

But, come on, summer ain't over yet!

I like most Pumpkin Ales but it is a seasonal special and usually has spices and some brands overdo it. I think I'll note which ones I prefer this time around. I just wish I could buy one of each instead of a six-pack each to find out. And for those who say a six-pack shouldn't be an obstacle--well--spiced ales really aren't for bludgeoning brain cells en masse.

Yeah, I'm a beer snob.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Into the Ages?

I had much fun reading Captain Alatriste and listening to two Sharpe audiobooks this year.

I wonder if I should try writing a straight historical action adventure novel. No supernatural, no sci-fi - just some hard hitting warfare at some point in human history.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


I've joined the slush readers over at Rogue Blades Entertainment. Seeing as how I haven't been writing much, maybe I can do something from the other side of things.

I was reminded of all the used book hunting I have done (and continue to do) searching for 'heroic fantasy' and lamenting that new stuff wasn't coming out (with very few exceptions.)

I wanted more, more, more Bran Mak Morn, Solomon Kane and Cormac Mac Art (Andy Ouffutt's CMA series notwithstanding) and I still want more.

Maybe RBE can address that hankerin' jones.