September 26, 2013

Dexter Wraps Up

I have now seen the final episode of Dexter. Here is my review of the episode, the season, and the series.

September 23, 2013

Emmy Winners

Last night was the Emmy Awards. Here is a list of the winners, as well as my reaction....

September 22, 2013

TV Alert: 'Dexter' Final Episode

Tonight is the series finale, the last episode of Dexter. It is titled "Remember the Monsters?". I behind, but I will write a review of the episode, the season, and the series in one mega-post after I watch it. 
Goodbye....Dexter Morgan. 

September 17, 2013

iOS7 Arrives Tomorrow

Tomorrow there's a big update coming from Apple if you own an iphone 4 or newer, ipod touch 5th gen, and ipad 2 or newer (or ipad mini). It's the latest version of iOS, Apple's mobile / tablet operating system. The update will be available tomorrow, but I'm not sure of what times, or areas first. Expect some new features, and a revamped visual look. I haven't done a lot of research on this, but assume some apps won't work right off the bat, and there may be a few hiccups. I'll write again with how updating my 4S goes.   

September 16, 2013

Switch to Short Fiction

Well, I'm coming close to my deadline.That is, my deadline to submit a short story for potential publication is October 29. The next time I sit down and write, I will be putting A Climb of Chaos, and the rest of Kalvel, aside to work on my short story. After that, I shall resume writing, not jotting down notes, or doing shuffling, but writing those two things around Christmas time. 

I've got enough of a lead to write anywhere from 3-5 chapters once I return to Kalvel. And, that's not counting 'extra stuff'. Like I said previously, I'm not deleting anything, just moving it around. So come the end of my final volume, if I still have things to say about Kalvel that couldn't 'fit' or 'work' as part of the main series [either due to length, tone or editing], expect some of those things to pop in a book entitled The Lost Lore of Kalvel, which is a historic-type book, featuring a few short stories of what potentially couldn't 'work' with the main series of novels; while fitting in with the rest of The Lost Lore, of course. 

September 11, 2013

15 Years of Harry Potter Magic

It's hard to believe that it's been fifteen years since the Harry Potter publishing phenomenon began. Here is my write-up.

September 10, 2013

iPhone5S Details

I'm probably the last on the planet to know, but here are the details on Apples new mobile phone, the iPhone5S....

September 5, 2013

Are You Ready For Some Football??

Tonight the football season kicks off. My team, the Baltimore Ravens (been a fan since the '11 playoffs) take on the Denver Broncos in the opener. Looks like a great game, looks like a great season. Before the game, check your sports channel listings and there may be a season preview special, helpful for newcomers to the game. 

September 1, 2013

2014: Another Great Year For Books

We're just over half-way done 2013, but already 2014 looks to be a good year for books....

"Words of Radiance" Delayed

In order to make sure Words of Radiancereceives all the care it needs to become the perfect sequel to The Way of Kingsthat we all want it to be, Brandon Sanderson has requested more time to work on the novel. As such, the release date has been tentatively rescheduled for March 4th. After receiving notes from his editor and his agent, Sanderson is hard at work on the second draft of his fantasy epic. He expects to complete several more drafts before the novel is ready for production, in order to make sure Words of Radiance is up to the high standard set by the first volume in the saga.