Archive for January 2011

What Will I Write and Publish in 2011?

January 2, 2011

I’ll be focusing on completing a number of overdue non-fiction projects, such as a Carver crit book and Carver sociological biography, the Vollmann annotated biblio, snd the updated paperback version of my auto/ethnography, Zona Norte.  Hopefully as well, my monographs on Barry malzberg and Robert Silverberg’s softcore titles from the 1960s.

Along with these, the only fiction title I have scheduled so far is a Wildside Double of a short novel with time travel elements, Poison from a Dead Sun, and a collection of time travel SF stories, The Chronotope.

But there will be more…

I have two collections of stories I am shopping around, Cardiff by the Sea and This is My Time.

Two crime noir novels are also on the market: Hard Cold Whisper and A Bra Full of Bullets.

I plan to finish my big novel\, Lunch on the Grass, and two YA novels for the agent to sell…

I might complete a book-length essay, The Moon Under Her Feet, about Americans in Tijuana.

Of course, there is the hope that my current collection of stories, Pictures of Houses with Water Damage, will garner decent reviews and get some attention…

I would like to find a home at a decent NY trade house this year.

And of course there is Tinsel Town: screenplays, TV pilots, and meetings…

I will return to this blog post this time next year and see what I did or did not finish, and what books I published.


2010 in review

January 1, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,000 times in 2010. That’s about 19 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 19 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 85 posts. There were 21 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was May 28th with 68 views. The most popular post that day was Star Trek: A Post-structural Critique.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for star trek, star, raymond carver, star trek sex, and old book.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Star Trek: A Post-structural Critique May 2009


SF Studies Issue on Sex and Science-Fiction November 2009


what they talk about when they talk about my carver biography April 2009


Current Projects for 2010 March 2010


The Round-Bed Chick September 2009