I didn't meet my writing goal the other day, so I didn't get to paint. Came close, though. But close doesn't cut it when you have deadlines. Trust me. Editors hate when you start an email off with "So I was trying to work out some of the plot details and...". You may as well be admitting … Continue reading Edited For Content
I've been elbows deep in Wraithkin, so please pardon my absence. I've added about 10,000 words to the book since Jan 1st, so I'm somewhat pleased. Add in the fact that I've also been working on The Gods Anointed and keeping up with my book reviews (while battling the evil, nefarious flu and working full time) and I'm … Continue reading For the Puppies
Writing a difficult scene from Wraithkin right now and it's tough going. Not because it's being difficult, but because it's a highly traumatic scene. It's rough when you have a character that needs to go, because it's the basis of the entire story arc. It's still not easy, though, especially when you really like said character. It's not like … Continue reading Writing Sucks
Two of my major goals are to get Wraithkin and Wraithguard out. Not published, but merely out of my hands and into the hands of the Alpha Reader Squad. In order to accomplish this, I forced myself the other day to create a massive spreadsheet for word count. I think my word count goal (not including the blog or … Continue reading To Start Off With A Bang
...and across the land did the faithful lament. I am, of course, talking about the city of Lexington's attitude about losing to Louisville in basketball. They lose to them all the time in football (it's a Kentucky thing, belonging in the SEC and not giving a rat's ass about football), which is no big deal. … Continue reading Woe Betide
I've seen this going around other blogs but didn't really pay too much attention to it until I was tagged by Barb Caffrey (hey Barb). Barb recently inked a deal for her novel, Elfy, with one of the publishers I've written for (Twilight Times Books). We're also working on a steampunk/alt history story (I think that's … Continue reading The Next Big Thing
My so-called "writer's block" lasted all of two days. That's rather pathetic, really. Wouldn't that make it more of an "easily climbable obstacle" than a block? It didn't take long to push past whatever was bothering me and get me back into the groove. I'm thankful that whatever it was is gone. Of course, the … Continue reading The Same Old Song
Hello to all my new Russian friends! Well, at least my info says that all my more recent new visitors are from Russia. Considering I haven't been there since 1999, they must be new friends, right? Besides, it's not like I did anything wrong in Russia... or Israel... or Turkey... and we're not talking about … Continue reading Привет товарищ! (or, Greetings Comrade!)
Nightwalker is going to crack 10,000 words. The Editor... will not be pleased. It won't be more than 10,500 (I hope) so here's to getting it done. Besides, aren't editors around to neuter shorten stories for authors? I'm certain it's in the contract somewhere... Delving more and more into the Plantagenet/Tudor dynastic reigns as I gear … Continue reading Sharpening Knives
Just wrapped up an interview for Book in the Bag, a review site that is going live soon-ish. The interview is scheduled for October 1st and I had a lot of fun with the questions they asked. Okay, perhaps too much fun. Love it or hate it, it's done. Wrote a book review last night … Continue reading Interviewed
At the risk of incurring the wrath of the book review gods (because my reviewing schedule is as steady as the men in Kim Kardashian's life), I plan on reviewing Sygillis of Metatron (The League of Elders, Book 1) by Ben Garcia tomorrow over at Shiny Book Review. It's a strange name, yeah, but it's a … Continue reading Wrath of the Book Gods
Let me tell you a story of a group of friends who went to a pretty good high school in Southern California back in the early-mid 90's. These kids (let's call them "Those Guys") were a strange bunch. Band geeks, D&D nerds, one jock (not sure how he slipped into the group), and all future … Continue reading Elitism
Oh wow, a day off from work. I think I remember what these feel like. I'm supposed to, uh... rest? I dunno. As I mentioned the other day, I'm waiting on two more submissions I have out right now. One of them have great chances of being picked up by the editor; the other was an … Continue reading Wibbly-Wobbly
Hey, someone felt sorry for me and went ahead and let my muse speak. Scary, right? Well, here's the link. Also, writing. I'll be around for a real update soon.
Will another one bite the dust?. Amanda Green pretty much explains it all. You might want to listen to her.