Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 4: The Story (2020/08/12 08:00)
How everything from 'The Stars My Destination' to 'Streets Of Fire' (and even 'Justice League', in a negative way!) fed into the making of my new novel.
Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 3: The Influences (2020/08/10 08:00)
A rundown of some of the other stories and films that influenced 'Hammer''s growth and direction.
Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 2: The Idea (2020/08/01 05:00)
The alterna-past setting and backstory for my new novel, 'Fall Of The Hammer'.
Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 1: The Origins (2020/07/27 05:00)
How my new novel 'Fall Of The Hammer' started from a project I'd abandoned over twenty-five years ago.
You Deserve To Know What's Up, Late July 2020 Edition (2020/07/24 05:00)
Much hard work ensuing here at Chez Infinimata, and on multiple fronts: current book, new book, software.
Hard Work Is Its Own Reward, Or So They Told Me (2020/07/14 08:00)
Not a great week or so, to be honest. Much emotional rollercoastering, much of it project related. And not in the ways you might think.
Things You Deserve To Know, June 2020 Edition (2020/06/24 05:00)
Some progress notes in re the latest novel, Fall Of The Hammer.
A Bucket Back Into The Well (2020/06/12 05:00)
On new work in progress.
The Answer Print Stage (2020/05/10 05:00)
If I was a filmmaker, my latest book would be at what could be the "answer print" phase. Done, but not quite *done*.
Nothing Like That Now, Honest (2020/04/27 08:00)
A note to myself: Be careful how you describe your story to others, because any one word can produce an image that doesn't match the reality.
Chewing Through My Bit (2020/04/17 08:00)
I want to get Fall Of The Hammer finished and put to bed so I can get on with the next big thing.
The Me Agenda (2020/04/09 08:00)
I'm not on anyone's schedule but my own, although it's sometimes hard to remember that.
The Fifth Time Around (2020/03/29 08:00)
On keeping the edit wheels turning on "Fall Of The Hammer".
Things And Stuff, 2020-03-07 Edition (2020/03/07 05:00)
Just a quick note about what's new in Chez Genji (writing, programming projects, etc.)
One Year Later... (2020/01/06 08:00)
Kicking off 2020.
A Few Next Steps Into 2020 (2019/12/21 05:00)
What's on deck for me for the end of this year and the beginning of the next.
The Fall Of A Milestone Marker (2019/12/17 08:00)
'Fall Of The Hammer', draft 1 (actually, 2): finished.
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Act Five (2019/12/04 05:00)
What happens when you stop in the middle of a draft and rewind to the beginning, and why.
What Started As A Romp (2019/10/15 05:00)
I always say to myself, "I'm just going to write something fun," and of course it always turns out to be far more than that.
Hammered To Pieces (2019/08/29 08:00)
The most amazing thing about the next draft of 'The Fall Of The Hammer' is how much of it will end up not getting ditched, as I feared might happen.
How To Make Up Your Flippin' Mind (2019/08/25 08:00)
Learn to cut stuff, lest your creative work becomes one giant act of paralysis.
Milestone Markers In Many Forms (2019/08/24 08:00)
There's more than one way to mark progress for a work in progress. Sometimes it's when you take one step back so you can take several more steps forward in a new direction.
It Ain't Where You're From, It's Where You're At And Where You're Headed (2019/07/04 08:00)
The peculiar genesis of my new novel means it's going to take at least one to two more passes than usual to kick it into shape.
Bless This Mess (2019/06/17 08:00)
The Fall Of The Hammer so far has the messiest and most fractured first draft of any book of mine I can remember.
In A Roundabout Kind Of Way (2019/04/12 08:00)
My current book bears no relation to its earlier incarnations save for its title.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind