Wednesday, October 29, 2008

If I Were a Writer...

If I Were a Writer...

I'd write in the morning.
I'd write in the evening, all over this land.
I'd write out danger, I'd write out warning!
I'd write out love between my sisters and my brothers
All over this land!

Peter, Paul and Mary 
(Original song "If I had a hammer" by Pete Seeger)

Seriously, though...if I was a writer, I'd spend my days reading lots of books, fiction and non, critiquing other people's work, sending out manuscripts (and receiving rejection letters), editing, working out, and drinking lots of beer.

Now if I could just get paid for all that I'd be set...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Exciting News!

Exciting News!

I don't know if you guys remember Alex Ross, the guy who took over my blog last November. He told a story about a bunch of crazy people running around trying to stop some kind of weird mind-altering machine.

Well I just heard from him. Apparently he's been "activated" or something on some kind of new mission. He escaped from where ever he's been held the last 11 months and is now able to blog. Right now as I type this he's in transit and unable to communicate, but he thinks he'll be able to start blogging regularly sometime early Saturday morning.

He asked me if I could create a login and a blog for him this time.
You can email him at alex _ ross at dawns rise dot com (take out spaces and substitute at and dot). He might reply to you or on his blog, but he'd really prefer not to talk about what happened last year. You can see his blog at   and you can subscribe here: Subscribe

I'm sure he'll have an interesting story to tell, but he wants to remind everyone that a lot of what he writes is in code, so that names, places, and events are altered from what's really going on. He'll tell us as much as he can, and maybe when he's in the clear he can reveal a little more. Enjoy!

ALEX and ELLIE together again!

(actually a cover from Fighting Man of Mars
by Edgar Rice Burroughs)