Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Okay, heading out for a nice 6-day vacation. I hope to be going on a number of things after returning. I have some freelance work that needs to get finished (no, I won't be doing it on vacation, sorry) and more work on the G.U.P. website and future products. Rumor has it someone has an entire class working on a nicer logo for the company. I can't wait to see how that turns out.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Erm, Whoops!

Okay, that was odd, started trying to post and it gave me a message that I already did. I wonder what I said?

Well, I have told a few more people about the website and the plan to go public soon. I have also gotten enough of the freelance work that I have been working on done to post again this evening. Of course, with the kids off from school (long story), soccer practice(s) this evening, and actually getting some writing done, I am pretty fried.

I did make some changes to the website, including an embarassing editing correction (I have to be more careful when I cut stuff out, really that was it, honest) but I haven't uploaded the changes because I tried something else that I, well, don't like. Doesn't fit the "generic" theme well. I will need to make certain I "unchanged" that on all of the pages before I upload.

I'm on a writing roll right now so that will just have to wait ...

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Rough day with a lot going on so not much time to post. Didn't really get much done for G.U.P. today, busy with other things, including a project for Troll Lord Games. Made a few changes to the website that should be completely in the background and thus, unnoticed as nobody noticed the bugs yet. Ah, the benefits of not announcing a site early.
I think the broken buttons should be fixed now too.

Tomorrow should be "interesting." It is parent-teacher conference time; I have back to back to back (etc.) conferences tomorrow afternoon. I hope to get a bunch of work done in the morning but most of it is probably for TLG too. I have some ideas buzzing around my brain aching to get out so I am getting back to some writing before they lose their way.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Quick Post

Well, things are moving along nicely. Uploaded a number of changes to the website. A quick test showed that one button is "broken" on a few pages so I guess I'll write that down and fix it tomorrow. Not really a surprise as the webpage changes were done throughout the day in between errands and taking care of a very fussy, teething baby. I guess I'll take care of the various emails I should be replying to tomorrow morning. I might be moving to a different Blog site, we'll have to see. Thanks go to Vicki Potter for the wonderful suggestions (and editing).

Okay, off to ponder a few notes and ideas and then to sleep ...


Well, I had a long list of things to do yesterday and I was able to plow through most of them. Posting here was toward the end of the list, but, well, the wireless router needed to be reset so I wasn't able to post from the laptop while in bed watching Jay Leno. Yes, it would have been trivial to come downstairs and reset the router, but, well, I didn't.

Last night I felt great. My Mother and Father-in-law have been in town for a few days helping with the baby so I have had the opportunity to get a lot of work done. In addition to more tinkering with the website, working on contracts for writers and artists, and writing preliminary material for GUP, I got a big chunk of writing done for something I am working on for Troll Lord Games. The fact that yesterday was the only day of the week we didn't have a soccer practice helped a great deal. Well, time to pack some kids off to school.

I am hoping to get as much done today as I did yesterday. If I can do that, this will turn out to be a very productive week.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Moving Right Along ...

Okay, I finally have the initial pages for Generic Universe Publishing up and live. You can find them at I am pleased with the results so far. I was going for a plain, "generic" design that was easy to work with. I was also going for black and white (um, mostly) to go with the generic theme.
The funny thing is, a friend volunteered to create the page for me when I was first discussing the idea. I almost took him up on it, but in the end, I decided that I would learn a lot more creating the pages myself. Strangely, I found this more difficult than some of the pages I have created in the past. I guess when you don't use the software for a long time, the "bells and whistles" can get confusing and even get in the way. I am using Adobe GoLive for the webpages right now.
I am excited about the new company and I have tons of ideas that I need to sort through right now. Starting this up has energized me for some of the other freelance work I have been doing. Why is that sometimes adding to your workload allows you to accomplish more? I suppose it is looking at the list of things to do and realizing that you have to be REALLY organized if you want to push through to the end.
Well, the day has been full, 3 soccer games, finishing up the webpages, and working on a few other things makes it margarita time.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Just a small beginning.

Well, it is finally time to announce the beginning of a new business and a new Blog to go with it. As a "stay-at-home" dad, freelance writer/editor/developer of RPG material and now the new owner of a publishing company, even I don't know what path this will take. My thoughts on this Blog will include plenty about starting a new business, probably almost as much about my wife and children, and almost certainly random thoughts about the state of the world. Stay tuned, Generic Universe Publishing will go live sometime soon.