And now you can see why I always have a goatee. This travesty happened because I was talking to my kids and it came up that none of them had ever seen me without facial hair. They had no idea what I looked like.
Now they know… And they would like Normal Dad back. My wife won’t kiss me, because ten minutes after I shave I have Homer Simpson face, and that’s with a ridiculous razor that has like 6 blades on it. Luckily, I’m Portuguese, so I’ll grow my beard back within a week.
In other news, Dead Six is out in only 2 weeks. Celebrate Kill A Terrorist day with a book that kills a whole mess of terrorists. If you want a copy autographed by both me and Mike (which is a bit of a challenge, since he is in Afghanistan) Uncle Hugos has a limited number with bookplates signed by both of us from before he deployed: http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-correia-larry.php (you can also pick up one of the hardcovers where they actually had me autograph a page and then BOUND it into the book!)
If you don’t care about autographs, it is on Amazon, B&N, and you can get the eBook from www.baen.com.
And while I’m thinking about it, here is a little short story about my D6 character’s background that I wrote a couple of years ago. It is pretty darn awesome and it involves a whole bunch of people getting shot with an Ithica, a revolution, and a BTR on technical chase, which is always nice. http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/online-fiction-sweothi-city/
After writing for 10 hours on Saturday (and only getting a 5,700 words) I took Sunday off and didn’t write anything other than the last blog post. I hung out with my kids, scared them with my chin, then I painted miniatures. Painting minis is what I do when I need to just uncheck my brain. I’m getting better at them too. I just need to figure out how to take decent pictures of the little things and I’ll post some up.
Of course, I’m eagerly awaiting the new GI Joe movie, because that means new action figures for me to chop up for more custom MHI figures! Only I’ve learned to paint way better since my last attempt.
This Saturday I am going to be teaching a seminar on how to write action scenes to the League of Utah Writers in Logan. My friend, Super Author John Brown, will be there, so it should be fun.
So lots of writing to do this week and I need to take my son shooting (it is his turn for one on one instruction), so should be pretty busy.
I am now on Twitter. @monsterhunter45 because somebody else had already taken @LarryCorreia. And you know that Larry Correia probably doesn’t have an awesome goatee either.