Tag: work

Near Mt. Fuji

My work week was a bit atypical. I got the opportunity to fill in at one of our branch clinics, so I took it. The benefit, of course, was that the branch clinic was at the base of Mt. Fuji. So, my week was cold and mostly boring but I had a majestic view of the old man.

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The weekend was mostly mellow. We went walked around and visited nearby Godzilla Park. Godzilla is a giant slide btw. Drank a few whiskey highballs, ate some ramen, and relaxed around the house.

The majority of today was spent re-editing a pulp fantasy story I wrote a long time ago and decided to finally prepare for submission. I keep struggling with deciding the best course of action for my short stories. Should I attempt to constantly submit them in the hope of publication in a semi-pro or pro market or should I bundle them and attempt the self-publish route.

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The idea of professionalism¬†through established publications appeals to me. Yet, reading all the SFF magazines I can’t ignore the fact that none of them publish the kind of stuff I read or write.

 

Baen Books is Awesome

This afternoon on my way back from a PT session I decided to check the postal annex to see if my wife and I had any mail. The usually jolly people assigned to the mail room did not seem pleased with me or my giant extra heavy surprise box waiting for me.

 

I completely forgot that a few months ago on Larry Correia’s page, ¬†I had a conversation with the Baen Facebook account about having a bunch of junior Sailors out here in Japan that would totally read the kind of stuff they published.

So Baen being awesome decided to send me a huge box of their books to pass out to everybody out here. Lots of great stuff, Correia, Bujold, Weber, Ringo, Anderson, Lackey, Weber, and many others.

Honestly, Baen really blew me away. It was really nice getting to give all these Sailors, who love sci-fi, comics, fantasy, etc. some great books for Christmas.

Thank you, Baen, and Merry Christmas from Japan.