David Keener in Mars Orbit

Virtual Vacation: Mars Orbit

October 18, 2020 dkeener 0

Here I am in the Daedalus Mars Orbiter, looking down at the planet from the ship’s observation bubble. We’re all dressed casually right now because Life Support is having a minor problem. The humidity has gone a bit wonky, so that’s being worked on. With no clouds, like on Earth, […]

Under Construction

Pardon My Dust

October 15, 2020 dkeener 0

Yes, I have a new web site. And it’s very much a work in progress. I’m afraid the old site became a bit of an albatross, with a discontinued theme and numerous follow-on problems, including partial incompatibilities with some of the newest WordPress updates. The end result was that parts […]

Not, No, Never

The Power of “Not Now”

October 14, 2020 dkeener 0

There’s a funny sort of confidence that came to me after I’d worked on my writing craft for a couple of years. For as long as I could remember, I’d toiled away, trying to make my writing perfect. Then I learned that I could defer changes until later, i.e. – […]

First Novel

Finished First Novel: Finders Keepers

September 16, 2020 dkeener 0

I guess it’s true. You do always remember the first time…you complete a novel. It feels weird, but today I technically finished my first novel, Finders, Keepers. The generally accepted definition of a novel is 40K words or longer, and my story hit just a tad over 42K words. So, […]

David Keener at Ewok City

Virtual Vacation: Ewok City

May 30, 2020 dkeener 0

Right, so here’s another virtual vacation since I don’t have the latitude to go on a real one. This time, I’m reporting in from Ewok City. And, hey, I’ve got a vacation beard, too. Can’t get much more realistic than that.

Virtual Vacation: International Space Station

May 11, 2020 dkeener 0

So, there’s this lockdown thing going on, as if that was news to anyone, and it looks like every single vacation plan I had for this year is gone. And probably next year’s vacations, too. Now, I could complain about stuff like this, but, really, it is what it is. […]

Inspiration: Star Trek Night Hawks

April 6, 2020 dkeener 0

Another version of Edward Hopper’s famous Night Hawks painting, but this time with a Star Trek slant. It seems like the least I could do after the last one, which was the Coronavirus version of Hopper’s famous painting. For some reason, I really like this one.

Hourlings Writing Group, Hosted With Zoom

The Future of Writing Groups

April 5, 2020 dkeener 0

The Hourlings writing group meets every Sunday without fail, and no pandemic is going to stop our meeting. Of course, certain realities obviously have to be taken into account…like the safety of our members. The last three meetings, including today’s meeting, shown above, have been conducted using the professional version […]

Coming Soon

Coming Soon (Lockdown Edition)

March 30, 2020 dkeener 0

Welcome to the Lockdown edition of my irregularly scheduled Coming Soon feature. I’ve been a little preoccupied lately, as I’m sure everybody else has, too. Like millions of other people, I’m in lockdown thanks to the Coronavirus Pandemic. And especially careful because my wife is one of those “at risk” […]