Merry Christmas, Blog!


At just around the three-month mark, PikeKnight is about to hit 3,000 views! Thanks to everyone who has stopped by, offered advice, nominated me for awards, and otherwise helped me get this blog off the ground. The WordPress community is amazing, and I really wish I had done this sooner.

As a full-time teacher, theatre director, and father of two in the middle of Winter Break, you’d think I’d be putting my feet up and posting here quite a bit more. Truth is, this is the time that I normally reserve for working on my fiction and figuring out submissions for the upcoming year. (Most publishers and agents don’t do much of anything in December when it comes to acquisitions.)

I’m currently working on two novels and a submission to the Writers of the Future Contest. While I’m proud of my Honorable Mention, which isn’t bad for my second entry in a multi-national competition, I’m going to try like hell to place next year and earn some workshop time with the contest judges, who are all successful writers from the industry.

I’ve considered posting some of my work to PikeKnight (those of you that share have guts), but literally everything I’ve written that’s worth seeing is tied up in submissions (Manifesto, Machine Knight) or under contract (The Wolf of Descarta, The Dream Box).

I will, of course, continue to post content about the zombie apocalypse, evil mafia beavers, family antics featuring my personal basement cat, and anecdotes about how the written word preserves us.


Yes. The portal to Nifelheim is under the tree stand. That fool human believes I’m merely drinking from it. Oh, the horrors I have seen! They’re turning my whiskers white…

In the meantime, for those of you who are interested in reading my first “official” publication and who also want to save more than 50%, check out the new promotion on the Zharmae Publishing Press Facebook Page. If you order directly, the price of RealLies drops to $5.99. That’s a pretty sweet deal, and you’re not taking a blessed cent out of my pocket by getting the anthology this way.

…look for a post about the evils of writer’s block soon. In the meantime, Merry Christmas. (Or Happy Christmas, if you prefer.) Oh, and Happy Hanukah. Happy Kwanza…

Hell, even if you’re an atheist, put your feet up and drink some egg nog! ‘Tis the season, right?

Happy Holidays, everyone. There. No one can be offended by that, right?

…why the hell does the Santa Claus in The Polar Express sound like Xerxes from 300?

Okay. I’m really going now.


Filed under Family, Fantasy, My Writing, Publishing, Rants, Reading, Science Fiction, Uncategorized, Writing

9 responses to “Merry Christmas, Blog!

  1. TAE

    Atheists these days drink gin and gin…I know. I commend you for being so prolific!


  2. petit4chocolatier

    Happy Holidays Daniel; and congratulations on all your accomplishments! Best wishes with your future writing entries!


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