Monday, December 31, 2012

Updates: Zero Angel's Mathematics, Warrior's Way and new urban fantasy

Hi guys!

It's been a rough month. One of the issues with not just having your own business, but being your only employee is that everything tends to revolve around you. Unfortunately, that means that minor catastrophes (such as getting sick, hurting your neck and being forced to live between three houses as your house is under construction) tends to derail any deadlines you might have had.

I am pleased to report that Section 1 is complete and gone through editing; unfortunately, formatting the equations properly so they will show up correctly on the Kindle and Kindle apps is bound to take a few more days.

Warrior's Way is shaping up nicely. This prequel novella is set in the century leading up to The Throne of Ao in my WotA multiverse. If you thought that the action was over-the-top in Throne, then be ready to have the roof blown off in Warrior's Way, which features the hume Warrior god as well as cameos by other gods and goddesses. I had been planning for a December release on that as well, but, well, I've already explained the deadlines were all missed this month.

I've also been working on a new urban fantasy. More mystery and investigation than action (although there is that too of course), I am hoping to turn this into a serial released every month.

Happy New Year everyone!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Calculator Review: TI-30X IIS

Hello Everyone,

In my work as a math instructor and math writer, I am frequently asked what calculator is the "best" calculator. Although I hardly believe any calculator can be arbitrarily named "best", I believe that the Texas Instruments 30X IIS has the best combination of ease-of-use, utility and affordability and is the one calculator I recommend above all others.

 Although the picture above will link you to (one of) the product (pages) on Amazon, there are a few different versions available (seemingly all from Texas Instruments) and depending on the color/product page, the price may be different by $2 or so! It can generally be found between $10 and $20 and is available in stores as well.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Your Support Team

Writing's hard and not having a good support team to fall back on makes it harder.

It can be as simple as having people believe in you as a writer (regardless of how low your royalty checks are at first and the lack of publishing advances in your attempt to go it alone), believe in you as a person to give you the time to your insane hobby, or as complicated as an actual publishing deal with editors and agents involved. It can be a beta reader or an advanced reader. A reviewer or a fan.

But whatever it is, whatever they are, a good support team is necessary to be able to write at all, let alone successfully.