Thursday, April 29, 2010

Proof Reading Son Of Ogres

Hey All,

I was using Google Voice Chat to talk to my proof reader over making changes to SON OF OGRES. It's pretty darn good for talking to someone who is very far away and doesn't cost you a dime in long distance calls. Plus I could just plug in my headphones into my laptop, which left my hands free for typing.

So we finished the book, so now I have to go over the stuff I said I would change, then I will send him the new draft and we start the cycle all over again. He made some darn good catches, and I am grateful for that. If he hadn't, then my first agent might think I was suffering from brain damage when I sent him/her my manuscript...

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

FLAME - Week Four - Day Two

So I am back to riding the FLAME train this week. I finished Chapter Eight and now I am onto Chapter Nine. Chapter Eight needs some cleaning up before I can post it, like replacing "A cabin on Lake Blah Blah" with the name of an actual lake near Miami, FL. I also need to look up the addresses of Japanese Steak Houses in the area. That kind of stuff to give the story a more authentic feel...if ya know what I mean, Vern?

New RUST Chapter Uploaded

Hello faithful readers...

Yes, that sounds pretty conceded, but there ya go. Anyhoo here is another RUST chapter for your reading pleasure:

And please.....don't be shy in telling me what you think whether you comment here or send me an email. I can handle the criticism...or the praise. ;-)

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo - The Aftermath

Just got back from the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, and I am exhausted! I posed for a lot of pictures and handed out a couple dozen cards promoting this blog and my challenge. It was a lot of fun. The Wolverine claws looked great and didn't get them confiscated-whew! I entered the costume contest--didn't win--and there were lots of excellent costumes to see.

Below is a Predator costume that took the guy almost a year to make. Great Details.

Below is a group shot of Marvel characters. From left to right: Dead Pool, Blue Girl, Dark Phoenix, Wolverine, Beast and below is Mystique.

And here is one of me with Yoda! Do or do not! There is no try!

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Want to make your own metal Wolverine claws?

Glad you asked! My cousin's husband Vic saw that some people wanted to know how we made the claws so he put up a Instructable @

Check it out to see the process we went through to make those great claws!

RUST - Chapter Three now up

As promised, Chapter Three of RUST is now up on DocStoc. Enjoy:

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron

RUST - Week Five - Day Three

Finished Chapter Three on the bus this morning and now I onto Chapter Four. I will give it another pass and hopefully post it to DocStoc at lunch. I think this story has great let's see if I can live up to it.

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron

PS: Dyed my beard black to get read for Calgary Comic Expo on Saturday. Arrrrr!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NANUQ - The whole book

Here is a link to NANUQ, the whole book as one document...'nuf said.

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron

Homemade metal Wolverine Claws

Here are some more pictures of the metal Wolverine claws that I made with Vic. This is the first set. The second set should be finished this week.

Pretty wicked, eh?

First completed set of metal Wolverine claws

Here are my promised pictures.

Pretty darn cool, eh?

Monday, April 19, 2010

NANUQ - Week Eight - Day One

Still working on my 2nd draft of NANUQ...

I've been busy with other stuff...what can I say? I am going to the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo next Saturday, April 24th.

I will be dressing up as Wolverine and entering the costume contest. My cousin's husband Vic and I wielded together a set of Wolverine claws out of metal. We finished the claws for one hand, so we just have to find time to finish the other set. They look pretty wicked! I will post some pics later.

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NANUQ - Week Seven - Day Three

I finished writing the first draft of my second book this year: NANUQ. I am quite please with my progress so far on my challenge. Here is a link to the final chapter:–-The-Conclusion

I have just merged all the documents together into a single manuscript. It came out to 14 chapters, 16,000 words. I will give the whole document a second pass, then I will send a copy to my Mom, my Dad and my proofreader/editor to look over to see if it can be improved.

Very exciting!

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron

Monday, April 12, 2010

NANUQ - Week Seven - Day One

Here are the next three chapters of NANUQ. I am still working on the last chapter. When it is finished, I will post it as well.

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I just joined Twitter - @JamesBaronBlog

So I just joined Twitter:


One of my relatives, Vic Hlushak has been tweeting for three months now and has 1700 followers:


He and my current boss have both suggested I sign up on Twitter so I can tweet about my blog updates and about my experiences writing four novels in one year. I will probably tweet about other stuff too.

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron

Thursday, April 8, 2010

NANUQ - Week Six - Day Four

I effectively took a week off from writing for Spring Break. I started up writing again today and I am now working on the last chapter of the book. I was looking at my docstoc stats for my chapters (I have 20 posted now) and I have had 480 views, 42 of them for NANUQ - Chapter Nine. It is possible that a lot of those hits are from search engine spiders...but who knows. It appears my chapters are being read...I just don't know by how many people.

Anyhoo, just thought I'd share.

Continuing on my write of passage,
James Baron