Back Online

Miracle of miracles, Mediacom decided to actually show up on time and they got the cable and internet up and running.  So now I’m back online and can get caught up on everything I missed.

Additionally, I can post stuff here, and I had a lot of things that popped into my head while I was spending an awful lot of time reading (this is not a complaint. 😀 ) though I suspect I’ll forget the vast majority of them.

The issue here was a connection at a junction that literally snapped off.  All that was needed was for the technician to switch to another junction.  He was here for less than ten minutes.

Five days.  I had to wait for five days to get someone out here to switch a cable to a different junction.

Thank you, Mediacom.  I lost out on a week’s worth of work–and, by extension, pay–and while I’m glad you credited us for a week’s cable service, it doesn’t put that money in my pocket.

Still, at least we’re back.

Again.

Awkward.

The Other Shoe

I get the site up and running, and I’m ready to roll and provide tons of new content as I can, and what happens?

My cable–and, by extension, my internet–decided to die on me Sunday night.  I call Mediacom to get a repair on Monday morning when *I* find out about it, and what happened?  “I’m sorry, Mr. Knighton, but we can’t get anyone out to check your line until Friday.”

The fact that I work online held no sway with them, so here I am, trying to throw up a quick post with my wife’s phone.

Unfortunately, her data plan doesn’t provide a lot of bandwidth, so there’s not really enough to work off of, but it does give me the opportunity to let you guys know what is going on.

Hopefully, I’ll be back into the 21st Century early enough on Friday so I can get something posted then.

I have no plans of going incommunicado any time in the near future.  Hell, I just got back. 😉

New Title On The Way

My last published work of fiction was in May of 2015.  Since then, I’ve written tens of thousands of words, but few of them fiction.  This despite fiction being my first love as a writer.

Luckily, I recently completed my third draft on Sabercat, a follow-on to my short story, “The Hunter/The Hunted” published at Liberty Island and Exodus published over on Amazon.   Continue reading “New Title On The Way”

Back In The Saddle

I’m back, boys and girls!

Yeah, yeah, you didn’t know I was gone.  I get it.

Today, we get a new site and all that jazz.  There’s a reason for this, and it has nothing to do with hiding from crazy stalker trolls.  Instead, it’s purely financial.

You see, while I make my living by writing, it’s not always fiction writing.  Since I haven’t published a work of fiction since 2015–which is unacceptable for someone who calls themselves an author–I have been writing.

Well, most of the time.

Last year, I hit a rough patch where I wasn’t getting a lot of work, which meant I wasn’t getting a lot of pay, and I had to prioritize.  Food and shelter, power, those things weren’t negotiable, but things like web hosting?  Yeah…not such a priority.

In the process, I lost all of those blog posts and the attention they got.  That means I get to start all over again.

Luckily, I still had the awesome banner image my friend Allison created for me, and this time I decided to go with WP hosting.  There are disadvantages on this for a lot of things, but for an author, it’s not really the end of the world.  I might use a domain name again, but it’s not my priority.  This will do all I need for it to do, and my financial situation will stabilize just fine.

Here’s a few things to keep in mind.  First, I don’t plan on dealing with much in the way of politics.  If that’s what you want from me, then head over to PJ Media where I’ll be doing most of that.  This place will be mostly about fiction, family, weird stuff, whatever.

There might be a bit of that, but only as it relates to the genre specifically.

Next, don’t expect a lot of Sad Puppies stuff.  Yes, I still support it, but at this point, we’ve all said what we need to say and I’m not interested in continuing a discussion that will accomplish nothing.  All it will do is piss people off.

Finally, this is my turf.  If you want to tell me how much I suck, then I’m unlikely to give you the venue.  Disagreeing with me is fine, but I believe I deserve a level of respect and if I don’t get it, you don’t get a say.

More of this kind of thing as we proceed going forward.  In a bit, I’ll have some news about where I’m at careerwise and a plan going foward.