Greetings and salutations! Welcome back to another blog post. Hopefully, this one will be an enjoyable one. Been trying to get the word out about my newest novel, Red Star Sheriff (--->https://www.amazon.com/Red-Star-Sheriff-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B085MNJX71<--- ), as far and wide as possible. It's not gaining a whole lot of traction, but, what can you do? All I can … Continue reading New Novel Approaches
Okay, I'm just going to release Red Star Sheriff on March 26th, 2020. With the virus on the loose and great uncertainties all around, I just feel it would be best to get the book out there in as soon a manner as possible. The paperback will be along shortly thereafter, though Amazon may not … Continue reading Update
I'm sure nobody here has ever had that problem. Chances are, you all have hundreds of readers every day and no fits and seizures ever affect your bottom line. And that is awesome! Amazing! Impressive! Awe inspiring! Yet, there are those of us who, for some reason, fail to resonate with more than a few … Continue reading What Do You Do When No One Wants To Read Your Work?
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY IT BE A GREAT 2020!! I'm a little bit late in saying that. I've been fairly busy the start of this new year. And already so much is happening, innit? A looming impeachment trial, another election cycle, knife attacks are running rampant worldwide (for some... strange reason), threats of war … Continue reading A Little Late…
I've often heard remarks about story telling that a beginning is the most important aspect of a tale. But is that so? Because an ending can stick in a reader's mind for ages. Yet, I'm of the opinion that both are important for a story to work and unfold. I'm a firm supporter of a … Continue reading Which Is More Important: Beginning or End?
SO MY BOOK is finished. I'm satisfied with it. I've been submitting to agents and getting denied. Mostly because of word count. I've spent a few weeks whittling it down to something more acceptable and ended up with an edition some 165k words in length (original final product some 190k in length). But the more … Continue reading The Challenge of Consistent Writing
I started writing my book Red Star Sheriff roughly two years ago. I'm happy to report that I finished all the major edits to it within the last few weeks (though wordcount seems to be a sticking point on getting it published through a traditional venue--so I still have to evaluate that angle). I've been … Continue reading And It’s Done! …Sort of.
Wooo! I don't know how people manage to do it! I don't know how people manage to have a full time job (such as myself) and are able to keep up with a blog! I mean, I'm working on my book still so that's been keeping me fairly occupied. But to put daily work into … Continue reading Believe it or not, Yes, I’m still here
I'm in the endgame now! Got through two thirds of my narrative, rewritten significant portions of the story, cleaned up plot holes, and strengthened character arcs! I'm enjoying the process and pleased with how the final story is coming along. By the end of August, I think, all will be said and gone. Soon, I … Continue reading How My Book Is Coming
So, one of my least favorite authors is Chuck Wendig. Mostly because how he writes is a slow string of wording that dribbles on for too long and makes for a frustrating read. Let me offer up an example of what I'm talking about from the novel Star Wars: Aftermath. I will write the first … Continue reading That’s What He Said…