• Challenge,  publishing,  running

    Some Updates and Other Fun Stuff

    First Practice Run… Actually, no real running, only 2.5 miles of walking because no one cared that the course was short. For me, the practice came at getting up so early to go running. It was fun. First real run is Sunday, with an actual 5k course and timing bibs. I figure this coming Sunday will set the mark for the slowest of the year as I do more and more running and the weight drops over the fall. That is the plan, anyway. (grin) Publishing Fun… I spent most of today laying out the next issue of Smith’s Monthly. I do all the covers, all the layout, and, of…

  • Challenge,  Cover Fun,  running

    All the Art

    Took Me Two More Hours Today… I found all the art for eighteen more book covers this afternoon and evening. Finding art I feel is the hardest thing about doing covers, and since I had gotten behind doing covers for all the January stories, I just decided to look for it all at once. So I would created a folder for the story that said say “Story 10 The Galactic Missing” Then I would move the word.doc of the story into the folder and open it, glance at it to remember the story, then go to find the art. In the case of “The Galactic Missing” which is a Seeder’s…

  • Challenge,  Smiths Monthly,  workshops

    Some Updates

    Just Catching Up… Update #1: If you backed our Crimes Collide kickstarter campaign, you should have gotten a survey on Friday. If you did not, check you spam filter in the email address you used on Kickstarter. If you still can’t find it, email Josh at subscriptions@wmgbooks.com Update #2: February regular workshops start on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the new Pulp Speed Writing class, which will be interesting in a lot of ways. March workshops will get posted next week. Update #3: Kris and I got a bunch of information on licensing this afternoon, some of which we knew, some of which was confirmed, some new. That will show up…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff

    Odds and Ends

    Just Some Quick Misc Stuff Tonight… — Kris’s Fey novella is really, really good. All of us have been waiting over 20 some years for Kris to go back to the Fey. And now there is a promise of another novel or two or three. But last night I got to read a Fey novella, and all I can say was it is great. And Fey. I want to thank everyone who supported the Fey Kickstarter to give her a boost back. It worked and I will be updating everyone next week there. — Update on Master Business Class. I will email the entire class when the next eight or…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff

    Some Updates…

    Just Because… A lot of stuff happening at once just as I finished this monster move today. Now just a few small things left to do over time like hanging art and putting books on a few remaining shelves. All minor so I can get back to really writing and exercising. So figured I would list a few things that happened in the last few days, besides me getting stupidly behind on my email. (grin) — SMITH’S MONTHLY #51 published today. You can get all the information about it at https://www.wmgpublishinginc.com/ I posted the story art and covers last night.  Very proud I got this issue out. Thanks, Gwyneth and…