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, […]

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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 (Lockdown Edition)

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” […]

The Great Migration, by Piotrdura

Inspiration: Alien Migration

February 27, 2020 dkeener 0

I think this is a great illustration that captures the majesty and sheer awe of the migration of some large wildlife on a far-off alien planet.

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Dublin 2019 Souvenir Book

February 25, 2020 dkeener 1

An interesting thing happened today. I received the Dublin 2019 Souvenir Book in the mail, the official commemorative book celebrating the 77th World Science Fiction, which was held last summer in Dublin, Ireland. I was supposed to get it when I showed up for the convention…but they’d run out by […]

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Badge of Honor: I’ve Been Pirated

February 22, 2020 dkeener 0

Well, I guess that the Hourlings, my writing group, and by extension, myself, have achieved a new badge of honor in the world of publishing. We’ve been pirated. And, no, I’m not going to say where, or provide the URL. I refuse to give bad actors any free advertising. Anyway, the […]