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VOCATION AND AVOCATION
One of the many definitions of happiness is having an aim in life. Having an aim in life can be expressed in many ways, one of which is to have both a vocation and an avocation. An avocation is sometimes defined as a diversion or a hobby. A vocation is sometimes referred to as a calling. Both words can be applied to one’s work or profession. Until I was 23 I did not have a profession, nor did I have a sense of a calling. By my late teens
Updated September 27th, 2012 at 08:36 PM by RonPrice
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So, I have been ever so productive.
As long as I can keep this up it will, I hope, only be a matter of time before I get accepted somewhere.
I have submitted two more stories, one to Lightspeed mag and one to Strange Horizons. I hope they can reply quickly with their rejections so that I can send both those stories elsewhere. I do not believe that they will accept either of my stories - I wish to grow my collection of rejections. Once it becomes ordinary I will no longer feel that
Well this is cool.
Hello all and Welcom to my SSFworld blog. I was unaware that I had a blog here but now that I know I will try to keep it up to date with what I am doing with my writing.
I am in the process of submitting at least one short storie a week to a speculative fiction magazine. This week I have sent out stories to two mags. The first being Clarksworld which I was swiftly rejected by, and the second being Catesbury which is more like a written version of The Twilight Zone.
Currently on Lulu:
It will be available on the Amazon sites in due course.
Bewildering Stories are scheduled to publish an excerpt from it on 22 October and an excerpt from my Soldier of the Brell novella on 9 October.
Have lapsed on the Blog recently: apologies. Been busy either with work or reading.
Currently reading David Wingrove's third Chung Kuo book for review. Great stuff: glad to be back. Complex plotting, good range of characters.
Review for this week will be Christopher Fowler's The Water Room, which I loved. Bryant and May are great. Surprised how much I love these books.
135+ new people got to view the film.
A Five Minute Preview for I, Creator - The Series
The editing for the preview has begun.
I feel I need to get the word out more about my novels. In an effort to help do that, I thought it might help to get more reviews posted on Amazon, Goodreads, etc., and to get people blogging and talking about them more as well.
Therefore, for a limited time only, if anyone's interested in reviewing an eBook copy of one or more of my novels in exchange for posting a positive review (assuming you liked it of course) on Amazon and Goodreads, please let
Narrated by Paul Cole - it will first be podcast on the WRFR site: http://www.wrfr.org/page2/page2.html in Paul's 4-5pm segment (he says about 4-15pm) Saturday 15 Sept (local time Rockland, Maine).
Then later that day it should be available from the Beam Me Up site:
Also just making my "Essential Reading in Science Fiction" collection of short stories available
Updated September 16th, 2012 at 01:18 AM by David Scholes
Excerpt from CYBERSPACE:
"It was the storm that would forever change the course of human destiny.
A small, curly-haired boy sat frozen in anticipation, watching it from the edge of an old, olive-colored, chair. From his seat in front of a large, living room window, he peered out into the night, gazing in awe at the fierce, frequent displays of lightning, which appeared in stark contrast to the blackness of the dark, western night. Many of the vengeful flashes
Well, we got another 5 star review for Katarina the Dragonslayer and the Foebreaker's Curse!
"What can I say about this book but WOW! I was immensely impressed with this fantastic story and I do not read a lot of fantasy. This book reminded me of LOTR or Narnia. If you are a lover of the fantasy genre then you will become an instant fan of Sam Medina." - The Kindle Book Review
Read the rest of the review HERE.
There are a couple of giveaways underway now for paperback copies of my YA fantasy/Sci-Fi novel entitled The Way of Nacor.
Blog Giveaway Contest:
Goodreads Giveaway (Less than two weeks remaining)
(US, CA, GB, and AU only for Goodreads giveaway)
Hey everyone. I just wanted to let everyone know about my book. It's called 'The One Known As Ace'
It's about a young man named Troy who loses his foster mother in a house fire. Upon her seath Troy learns that she used to be a scientist in a terrorist organization called Tovlin. She was killed because she betrayed the organization twelve years ago.
Now Troy must use a power that had been long dormant inside of him to hunt down the people responsible for his foster mother's death.
I'm Teeny. I'm 26. I'm from Eastern NC, I spent the first 22 years of my life there. Then wandered to Orlando, FL for 2 years. I've now been in the general LA area for 2 years and the minute I saw California from the air I was in love. I've only fallen more in love, with both California and Eddie, the love of my life, whom I met here through a close friend in Orlando. I've also fallen in love with sailing. The ocean has always been a big part of my life, as has adventuring and sailing is
See the full 22 minute pilot for free this week.
Just scroll to the flashing icons here.
I will begin work on a 5 minute preview for the TV series this coming week.