I am a science fiction writer who recently wrote and published my very first novel. I thought others might find this process interesting, so I started this blog to capture my experiences, successes, and failures. Even if no one else finds it interesting, it will be good for me to collect my thoughts and process it all. From time to time, I’ll also write some posts about Science Fiction topics that interest me.
So who am I? I’m an old guy, no real writing experience. I have a bachelor’s and a master’s in engineering, and have worked for over thirty years in the defense industry. I recently took an early (semi-)retirement, and decided to focus on the novel I’ve been thinking about for several years. But it started way before that. I’ve been reading science fiction for as long as I can remember, great authors like Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke, Niven, and Pohl, more recently Vinge, Stephenson, and Reynolds. So I wrote the kind of novel I’ve always wanted to read, with a reluctant hero, a variety of planets, a new way of getting there, and aliens as way beyond us as we are to insects. I had a lot of fun writing it, and I’m learning a lot about independent publishing and marketing. Come along as I take this new journey!