Saturday, December 19, 2009

That Time of Year

Well, I guess it's been long enough. Might as well do an update. 2009 is rapidly drawing to a close, and I ain't gonna miss it one bit. Lunar Dawn has been selling slowly but surely. I've had a few people tell me that they love the story. If all works out as planned, a lot more will agree.

I intend to make a lot of progress on Solar Dusk, and thanks to James Cameron's newest film Avatar, I think my writer's block is starting to dissolve...but it's strengthened my own determination to make my mark on people's dreams...someday.

School is out for now and I managed to pass all of my classes. Thank God I don't have to take any math for the rest of my life.

Kinda brain dead, so I guess that's all I have to say right now.

Power to the pen which I hope to pick up again real soon.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thought I was Dead?

Well, not yet. Been awhile, no? I apologize for not posting anything in nearly six months, crap happens. 2009 has sucked for a lot of people, especially my family. Our house got stormed on in January, numerous people (including yours truly) have been combatting serious health issues, and the political spectrum has been heating up for the worst.

I know this is supposed to be a blog about me as a writer, but given that I am also a lover of history and like to keep up with current events, you will be seeing articles on here about my various stances concerning the big issues of the day. How can you blame me? I'm only a citizen.

Anyway, about Lunar Dawn. I finally got all the errors fixed and will be signing off on the galley before the day is out. I don't know how long it will take for the actual book to be ready, but hopefully no more than a few weeks.

When it DOES finally come out, I will be sure to post a special video here and everywhere else I have an account just to make sure the word is spread.

Until then, power to the pen and those who wield it!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Old Man Winter Is Sneaking Behind My Back!

If you keep up with the news, you've probably heard the story about the bad ice storms that have been wrecking havoc on the mid-west. My home in Kentucky was hit hard by the disaster. My parents have to sleep downstairs where the furnace is because a tree crashed through the roof. They just now got a power generator to run their appliances and my little brother Jordan finally gets to return home after being stranded for several days at a friend's house (not that he can't take care of himself).

The National Guard has been called to help deal with the problem. It's easy to understand how unprepared they were. Severe weather of this degree hasn't occurred in over 15 years! Paducah sits on the very western tip of the state, about an hour from the Missouri border. If you ever wanted to live in a place where global warming seemed to exist, this is it. Sure, it gets cold (about 40 if we're lucky) but rarley to we experience the full package (ice, snow, etc).

The safety of my family and friends is my #1 concern, but I'm equally frustrated that my relationship with Jack Frost has deteriorated this badly!

I love the snow. I love ice. I love the cold. People call me crazy, but I can walk outside in a T-shirt and jeans when it's 50 and smile all day long. Down here in Florida, if the temperature drops two degrees the locals go crazy and wrap up like it's the next ice age!

All of that to say I'm really mad that Old Man Winter would deprive me of something that I enjoy so much. What'd I ever do except praise his handywork? It's like he's got some kind of crule vice against me!

I konw it's a conspiracy, it has to be. The timing is just too perfect. I've only been in school for about two or three weeks and now the weather we should have been getting in December is happening all over the place, except when I'm around. Of course.

I remember how it was in elementary school. There were four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. They always had a signature month for each one. Spring started in March, summer June, fall September, and winter in late November. You could always tell when the seasons changed because the weather was suddenly very different. Things happened.

Now we have to put up with green Christmases, scorching Thanksgivings and 4th of Julys that make a boiler look refreshing.

Our educational system is failing. We can't even update our basic meteorology! Either Mother Nature needs to get with the program or we need to get more funding.

Let's just say that if I was in charge we wouldn't see the grass from the 25th of November to the 1st of March.

Power to the pen and those who get to exerience nature's phases on time!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Let the Dice Fly

Moments ago, I watched history in the making as the 44th President of the United States, Barrack Obama, was sworn into office in Washington. I found myself rather humbled when it occured to me that I was watching the dawn of a new age in the nation's history.

Many Christians, like myself, are not thrilled with this turn of events, since they, and myself, disagree with his policies on many issues like abortion. Nevertheless, he is now in power and it is by the will of God that this has come to pass.

In his inauguration speech, the new President paraphrased the Bible, (1 Corinthians 13:11) by saying, "The time has come to put away childish things," refering to the war in Iraq, the suffering economy, the ruined healthcare system, and failing schools.

Obama's words promised hope, prosperity peace for all nations of the world. As he concluded, to the massive applause of the thousands of supporters and citizens, my thoughts drifted back to Eisenhower, "The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you."

Our eyes are on you now, Mr. President.

Please, make us pround.

Power to the pen, and those who take the sacred oath written by it.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Lunar Dawn's Cover Art!

Click to enlarge!

By the way, this is the only update you're getting till the book actually comes out, but I figured this was important enough to share!

A big thank you to my good friends Brennon Con (who drew the picture) and Jesse Grisham (who colored it).

You guys rock!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Just a Quick Update...

Ok, so college is back in session and I'm taking 15 hours of classes. Most of these will be challenging and I foresee a significant drop in posts while I get used to the new scheduel.

Just remember that I shall return!


Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy Birthday....


Today I turn twenty. Today I can leave adolescence behind for good! No more moodiness or sudden depression fits! Today, everyone has to stop what they're doing and pay homage to great and glorious ME, Taylor Harbin, author extraordinaire and master of the Sphere. Today, everyone will tell me how the world is a better place because of my very existence.

I was going to write more, but then I remembered, TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY! That means I don't have to unless I WANT TO!

I know it's hard, but just sit tight, I'll be back sometime in the near future.

Oh, by the way...uh.....*thinks*....something about a new year....resolutions....blah blah blah....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!