A New Find!

A New Find!

In all the hubbub regarding Facebook’s changes, I’ve been fiddling around with Google+. Good thing I did! One of the first things I discovered was this: ‘Stranger’ © Mikko Lagerstedt Photography & Design Is this not the perfect book cover?...
Then There Were Two

Then There Were Two

Another maudlin indulgence ahead. You’ve been warned. If waxing philosophic about a stranger’s deceased pet is not your cup of tea, skip to another page of this blog or move along. Then There Were Two Sunday morning I climbed out of bed both hopeful and...
This Idea is Ooooooold…

This Idea is Ooooooold…

The Sanguire trilogy is written! YAY! Broken Trails should be out by the end of the year! YAY! My vacation starts today – fifteen days of pure nothing to do but putter around the house and cuddle my wife! YAY! Now what? (insert photo of writer deflating here) I...
Character

Character

The world is full of strange and wonderful people. At times I’ll sit in the coffee shop of Powell’s Books, and a person will catch my eye. Maybe they’re across the street, or perhaps sitting at a table nearby. Something about them sparks me, the absurdity of their...
Setting Goals

Setting Goals

In my search for the ‘correct’ way to write, I’ve read a number of articles and books about the accomplished writer’s interactions with non-writers. It’s true! A co-worker discovers that you write books, and he marvels over it, mentions that he’s always thought about...
Novels On My Nightstand

Novels On My Nightstand

First off, let me welcome you to my first entry for the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour! Some hearty soul entertained the great idea at Forward Motion Writers’ Community to better publicize our blogs, and this is our first month in action! From here on out at least one of my...

New Cover!

Just got the go ahead for The Strange Path cover! Uploaded to the site in all its glory. In other news – the writing community, Forward Motion, is working on a “Blog Tour”. Several published and aspiring authors are coming together to blog on a...
Novel Reconstruction

Novel Reconstruction

What if the mythical Vampire of horror novels was a genetic offshoot of humanity just as the Neanderthal…only much more successful on the survival scale? Such is the premise of a series of novels I began writing in the mid 2000s. (The mid Double Aughts? Has anyone...
And So It Goes

And So It Goes

Last week, I regaled you with the question of outlining a novel and how I’ve progressed through that process. This week, I want to discuss what happens after the outline is in place. When I first began writing as a teenager, I worked on a fanfic from Star Trek, the...
The Outlining Process

The Outlining Process

Things are finally settling down for me. No sight of edits in the near future, the second installment of the Sanguire has been completed and sent to Bella Books, and I’m about a third of the way through the third book. Didn’t make it to Saints & Sinners, won’t...
Excerpt – The Strange Path

Excerpt – The Strange Path

This is the last week of my writing vacation. I couldn’t get into the swing of things after Tinker, but now I’m beginning to get bored anew. It’s time to get started on the third installment of the Sanguire series. As a bit of a tease, here’s an excerpt from the first...
A Toy’s Lament

A Toy’s Lament

The past couple of weeks have been…well, not busy. It was spent waiting for my alpha readers’ responses to Beloved Lady Mistress, and editing said manuscript. If not writing every day (as I have been for the last three months), I find it difficult to focus on writing...

Quick and Dirty

Primarily because my slacking has gotten the best of me, and I don’t have anything prepared this week. Nevertheless, I said I’d post every week, and here it is! Almost done with the second round of edits for Broken Trails. One thing I’ve learned in...
Soliciting & Ramblings

Soliciting & Ramblings

And so it goes — the first draft of Beloved Lady Mistress is complete, weighing in at 80,800 words! YAY! My alpha readers have it now, and I get a few days off. Then I do a line-by-line edit before sending it to Bella Books. Next step is to begin outlining book three....