Is Skynet Already Here & Writing Poll!

With all this talk of book-delivering drones and the internet of things, I think it might be time to give props to writers of Terminator’s idea of Skynet. (For non-Terminator aficionados, Skynet is the highly-advanced AI computer system that becomes self-aware, takes over the world and produces Ahnold).

Just for fun, if Skynet is here, which tech giant do you think it’s masquerading as: Amazon or Google?*

Me? I’m off to do more pull ups!



You Tell Me: How Will You Know You've "Made It"

Here's a fun one inspired by last night's Oscars! Break out the hairbrush acceptance speech and tell us how you'll know when you've "made it" in the writing world. 

For me, it's all about reaching readers...and, boy, it'll feel great to hold my book in my hands one day too!

How will you know you’ve “made it?”

*Disclaimer: To anyone fearing or hoping otherwise, computers have NOT actually taken over the...Oh, look, the Amazon drone is coming for me!


  1. Glad to hear you're safe from the computers. And interesting poll question to think about.

  2. I think it will be Google.
    Success to me is knowing others have enjoyed what I've written.

  3. aww, apparently I missed your poll. But yeah, I agree with the consensus. Learning that a complete stranger found and loved my book is the dream moment I want to see.

    Google, certainly.

  4. Natalie - Yup, they haven't gotten me yet. ;)

    Alex - Agree on both!

    Jeff - Aw, sorry about the poll closing. That is quite the dream moment!!

  5. While Google is more technologically advanced, I think Amazon is slightly more ominous, so I think Amazon is the more likely culprit.

    Or, Skynet is a tech startup waiting to happen.