Tuesday, April 30, 2019

New Directions Ahead

I'm making changes.

I feel like it's been a long time in the making and has now come to a head.

I've been making lots of tweaks and switches and such things for several years now, always trying to figure things out.

I've figured it out.

I've probably said that before.

No matter.

I've figured it out this time.

I've told the stories I wanted to tell.

Moving on now.

As of tomorrow, I will now be over at this place:



The image link will go live in the morning.

I'll see everyone there.



Saturday, April 27, 2019

Course Correction

The wind has shifted, Mary Poppins is heading out, and we are changing course.

So what exactly does that mean?

You'll have to wait and see.

What about the fiction stuff? Season 4? Etc.?

It will still be there.

Meaning...?

(vague smile) It will still be there.

You're being a little evasive.

Am I?

Just answer the question.

Have a sit down.

Answer the question.

Something refreshing to drink?

For the love of John Barrowman's Thighs, answer the damn question!

The wind has shifted, Mary Poppins is--

That's not an answer.

Have some tea.

You won't-- Tea? Earl Grey? Hot?

Of course.

Why sure-- What--? Wait! No! The question--!

Teddy Bear?

What?

Teddy Boo wuvs you.

The hell--?!?

Wooba wooba woo.

Have you lost your damn mind--?!?

Hush little baby, don't say a word
Momma's gonna buy you a mockingbird...

GAAHHHHH! *headdesk*


Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Cover Art Gun Follies #6


Look closely at the gun in her right hand.


Yeah. No. Not having it.

Finger off the trigger, please.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Women With Weapons Wednesday: "Gwen Cooper"

 Gwen Cooper - Torchwood


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Cover Art Gun Follies #5


Watch that trigger finger, dammit!!!!

For a Larry Correia novel, I really expected better of the cover artist.

Maybe Larry didn't get to see it before it went final? I so hope so.

It's a series so I'm hoping the cover art in the later books is more cognizant of these blunders.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Coming to Terms

Recently I've come to terms with the extent of my writing career. A few weeks back, I tweeted:
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To elaborate:

1. I embrace myself as a hack sci-fi pulp writer. These are the kinds of stories I like to write and the kinds of stories I enjoy. Essentially, a good action movie in prose. (Oh, I enjoy other kinds of stories, too. But these are the ones I find myself gravitating towards.)

2. Getting an agent will never happen. No agents are interested in short story collections or episodic fiction (which is what KAT AND MOUSE is, in essence). I've checked their submissions policy and they've said as much.

3. By extension of #2 above, getting published by a name publisher or even a smaller imprint publisher will never happen. They aren't interested in a short story collection, episodic fiction, or something already "published" online. Hence my self-pubbing route.

4. The long hoped-for membership in SFWA will not happen. I don't meet any of the membership qualifications, for starters. And I don't write anything that would even appear in a SFWA qualifying market for a 1,000-word story sale (none of them publish sci-fi pulp).

So where does that put me?

Probably on the fringes.

But that's okay. I'll work the fringe element. I'll just carry on cranking out pulp sci-fi tales.

And I'll keep blowing my horn. There are folks out there listening and enjoying what I offer. I'll keep writing stories that they enjoy.

Maybe that's you, Dear Reader.

And if not, maybe that will be you.

If so, welcome aboard. Glad to have you along for the ride.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

KAT AND MOUSE Season 3 Boxed Set Is Coming!

That's right, Gang!

The Season 3 "boxed set" is finally on its way.

I am in the midst of putting everything together and formatting the ebook.

Yes, ebook for the moment. When I find a suitable print format template to use, I will release Season 3 (and Season 2 for that matter) in print format.

Until then, ebook.

So when is the release date?

April 2nd.

Mark your calendars, KAT AND MOUSE Fans!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Welcome Back and Progress Notes


Hey, Gang! Welcome back to the blog.

Been lots of Personal Things going on since the last Progress Notes post. Let's just say Life kicked me in the crotch and then whacked me in the head with a lead pipe. And I'm not talking about the stroke. That was in 2016.

No, the Crotch Kick happened in April last year and the following Lead Pipe Bashing was this past December.

But that's past now.

Done.

Onward to new things

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PROGRESS NOTES: ANOTHER LOOK IN THE PROJECTS HOPPER

To tell y'all the truth, the same projects I talked about in the last Progress Notes post are still in the Hopper as we speak, namely:

KAT AND MOUSE: Tales of Season Four
Ideas have gathered themselves and I am in the midst of sorting through and doing plotting and breakdowns. I won't get specific here yet until things narrow themselves down into something resembling an episode (or episodes).

Steampunk Pulp Adventure Yarn
Worlduilding and backgrounding as done as it'll get. Plotting stage. I already have fun bits partially worked out.

Bay City PD Story
Preliminary opening down. Character backgrounding more or less finished. There may be more, don't know yet. More plotting to do. Also time to look over my map and notes for Bay City for story purposes.

Steampunk Military SF Yarn
Taking another look-see. Possibly tweaking. Will have to go back to my stack of notes.

Now before I dive in to tackle these, I have one more thing to do.

And I'll talk about that in tomorrow's post so stay tuned.

(photo: abcdz2000/stock.xchng)

Women With Weapons Wednesday: "Black Widow"

Black Widow (Natasha Romanov) - THE AVENGERS

Monday, February 4, 2019

A Tale of Two Pants

(EURIPEDES PANTS enters from right, crosses to center. Enter WOMAN from left, wearing slacks, blouse, and blazer, crosses toward down center. Euripedes sees her, crosses toward her, hand outstretched as if to shake hands)

EURIPEDES PANTS
Euripides Pants.

(Woman stops and recoils in horror)

WOMAN
I did no such thing! Look, not a scratch on them anywhere. Who are you?

EURIPEDES PANTS
Euripides Pants.

(Woman slaps him, starts to cross to right, stops, looks back at him)

WOMAN
You cheeky thing.

EURIPEDES PANTS
(pointing to slapped cheek)
This cheek.

(Woman exits right as NARRATOR enters from right and crosses to down right)

NARRATOR
And so begins the tale of Euripedes Pants, wandering clapper, and inventor of the square.

EURIPEDES PANTS
(to audience)
I tell you, with this I'll corner the market. I've got the right angle on this.

(MAN runs in from left holding two pairs of pants, crosses to center, holds up pants)

MAN
Two pants!

(Man drops pants and runs off right)

EURIPIDES PANTS
(to audience)
That man dropped his pants.

(SECOND MAN runs in from up right, stops up center, points offstage right)

SECOND MAN
He's naked under his pants!

(Second Man runs off left, screaming in terror) 

EURIPEDES PANTS
I say--

(Second Man runs in from left, screaming in terror, and runs off right)

EURIPEDES PANTS
(to audience)
The Doppler Effect.

NARRATOR
Meanwhile, back at the farm...

(FARMER enters from right, with a bucket)

FARMER
(singing)
Old Macdonwald was a traitor
Och aye och aye oh
And then he went and fought--

EURIPEDES PANTS
Don't say it!

FARMER
(beat, then resumes singing)
And then he fought the Scottish Play
Och aye och aye oh

(Euripedes and Farmer link arms and skip in a circle while continuing to sing)

FARMER AND EURIPEDES PANTS
(singing)
With an och aye here
And an och aye there
Here an och
There an och
Gaun yersel' och aye
Old Macdonwald now is dead

(They stop singing and dancing around)

FARMER
Who are you?

EURIPIDES PANTS
Euripedes pants.

FARMER
No I didn't.
(holds up bucket)
I'm going to Grandmother's house to take her some treats.

(Euripides looks inside bucket)

EURIPIDES PANTS
The bucket's empty.

FARMER
Aw, shit.

(Farmer puts bucket over head and shuffles away to exit left)

EURIPIDES PANTS
(looking after Farmer)
I'm Euripides Pants!

(MAN enters from right and crosses to Euripides, taps him on the shoulder. Euripides turns around.)

MAN
I'm your brother, Under..

(They smile at each other and exit left, skipping. Narrator watches them go, then turns to audience.)

NARRATOR
Friznit.

BLACKOUT.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Hard Reboot In Progress


Hello, Folks.

Re-welcome back to the blog/updates page.

There are many things being re-jiggered behind the scenes here at AbnerSenires.com so please bear with us as bits and pieces are worked and re-worked and put back in place.

Thanks for understanding and sticking around  with me.

Fun things coming on the horizon so keep an eye out.

Back here soon.