Short and simple this time:
1. My short story, "The Zombie's Lament," is in an anthology of short zombie stories (that is, short stories about zombies, not stories about short zombies). The anthology is called Black Chaos II, and it's published by Big Pulp. Please see my published works blog for more information. There'll be a contest to win a free copy of this book after its release.
2. I've started a blog, called Approximate Word Count (see the tab above or just click here), to push me, motivate me, or prod me to write more words, more frequently. The premise is simple: When I write, I state my [see title]. On Sundays I post my word count for the week. A friend of mine has joined in. You'll notice from yesterday's entry that she roundly kicked my butt. To the point of shaming me, really. But that's okay, because now I'm motivated to write at least as many words as she did last week. (She says that it was a bad week for her, so I expect to get my butt kicked again this week, but the point here is simply to be productive and to produce.) So please feel free to join us on that blog, if you're a serious writer--or, at least, serious about your writing. Email me (see email above) if you want the rules. If not, join us and just leave your approximate word count! Welcome!
3. Ted Cruz announced he will run for president. Calls of congratulations came from every single comic in the country--and quite a few Democrats.