Sunday, October 30, 2011

NaNoWriMo Oh No!

I have officially decided to do the NaNoWriMo thing. If you haven't heard of NaNoWriMo (I hadn't until recently,) it is sort of a competition where the goal is to write a novel in one month. So, it is NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth. Get it? In this case, the goal is 50,000 words. The competition is with yourself, and if you achieve the goal, you win! It's not exactly going to be easy adding to an already busy schedule, but what the heck, right? It should be fun. If anybody wants to add me as a buddy, here is my NaNoWriMo page.

So what shall I write about? Hmm. How about a down and out princess who goes on the road to find adventure in a mystical magic land? It's a strange place where pirates are good guys and dragons talk with funny accents and magic spells are obsolete almost as soon as they are created. There will be plenty of daring do, with swords and sorcery and punks who don't follow any of the Wizard Guild's rules. We'll see all this and more, in The Land of Lor.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pulp Science Fiction from USPS

Today the print version of Mythik Imagination #1 finally came in the mail :) It's a collection of three short science fiction stories in pulp magazine format of the 30s & 40s. If you wanna check it out, you can find it at Indy Planet for only three bucks. If you want the free eBook version, there is a handy graphic in the sidebar to your left with links to all eBook formats (including Issuu, which is basically an on-line version of the printed pages.)
Look what's peeking out of the envelope.

Hey why does my new magazine look all old and worn out?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Keeping Up With The Mythik

Well, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I have been neglecting the blog - although some might consider that the good news ;) The good news is that the reason I have been neglecting the blog is because I have been busy writing and working on cool projects.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Zombies Are People Too!

I've always liked Halloween stories, so I decided to make one of my own. The Human Ate My Pumpkin! is a Halloween short story from the Zombie point of view:
The Human Ate My Pumpkin! is .99 cents on Amazon and FREE on Smashwords.
It wasn't just any other night in the unlife of Ned The Undead, it was Halloween! But the world had changed a lot lately, and nothing seemed to turn out the way he expected. Find out why Zombies are people too, in "The Human Ate My Pumpkin!"
Hopefully it will be free on Amazon in time for Halloween. Of course, you can always shell out the 99 cents right now ;) Or, just get it free on Smashwords.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Free eBook Update

Well it has been about a week since Amazon changed the price of Mythik Imagination #1 to free. Although it hasn't had the massive tsunami of downloads I've heard about for other free eBooks, it has been fun to see it high up on the charts. It went up all the way to #6 in Science Fiction, and I think it's still in the top 50.

So if you want to check it out, now is a good time, and you don't have anything to lose :)

Soon I'll be making another surprise announcement (heh, well not too much of a surprise) just in time for Halloween.

Stay tuned, stay Mythik and thanks for reading!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Space Shuttle

After attending the #EndeavourLA Launch Event NASA Tweetup, I thought it would be cool to have a little tribute to the recently retired STS (Space Transportation System.) Although the original Space Transportation System was much more ambitious than just a reusable orbiter, the Space Shuttle was an amazing feat of engineering and accomplished a lot of pretty incredible things. Here's an infographic from after the jump:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#EndeavorLA Nasa Tweetup

I was lucky enough to attend the #EndeavorLA Launch event, thanks to NASA Tweetup
and @casciencecenter. If you haven't heard about the Tweetups, they are part of a social media program by NASA, where you can sign up and may be randomly chosen to attend an event. All they ask is that you tweet about it :) This was the first one I signed up for. This event was to "sign over the pink slip" of Space Shuttle Endeavour from NASA to the California Science Center. I'm not sure exactly when the shuttle will actually arrive, but I can't wait to go back and see it.

So come on with me for a virtual tour, and let's see what happened!

The California Science Center is very cool, with lots of hands-on exhibits.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mythik Imagination #1 Print Preview

The print version of Mythik Imagination #1 is just about ready. To see what it will look like, here is an on-line print preview:

You can also view it by going to Mythik Imagination #1 Print Version.

Thanks for reading!