Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Good progress on Arlo and Jake Traitor Ship, book four in the SciFi series.

It's great to take a little more time with this one and see if I can move my skills forward a little. There's more plot, more characters, more conflicts, more tension and of course more fun!

Teaser alert! My hero's take on another impossible mission. This one requires some hilarious and adventurous twists and turns, including a few morphing changes for the guys!

I'm shooting for 300 pages. More like a  modern novel than my favorite 50/60 style hard SciFi, where books can be 200/250 pages and still kick butt.

Going to have to promote a little more as well. I've contacted an agency hoping to get a literary agent. Wish me luck!

I hope your Thanksgiving was awesome, full of friends and loved one.

Arlo says, "It's going to be a good one, folks!"

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Back in the saddle again...

The last few months have been challenging. Short story is that I'm recovering fine but my energy is still lagging.

However, I think I'm finally getting the umph to write! I've started book #4 of the Arlo and Jake SciFi series. I'm getting back to speed, writing every night and enjoying every moment!

Book 4 is going to be the best so far, I promise! I've learned a lot writing this series. I am hopefully getting better and creating a universe that will draw you in excite you. Oh, and have some laughs too! ;-)

I'll post a view excepts and ask for comment as I go along.

Thank you so much for your kind support.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Any day now...

Since my surgery I haven't had a lot of energy or desire to write much. It's been two months and I'm only now back to working from home and that's pretty much exhausting me. ;-)

But last night, as I tried to sleep in my recliner again, I started going over the plot of Book 4 of my humorous SciFi series 'Arlo and Jake'. I was able to remember the plot that I started back in Oct or so. I was very pleased with myself and it got my imagination stirring again.

I have several other books that have been rattling around in the attic that pushed their way forward, wanting my attention. Unfortunately, that was about the time I fell asleep.

So I'm hoping that I'm back on the road to writing recovery 'soon'. My surgery rehab is going well so surely my mental focus will improve as well. Right?

Thanks for the support and words of encouragement from all my writing and other friends.

Keep writing!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Reality check...

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I had a heart attack just before Thanksgiving and it's taken me to now just to  have the energy and desire to write.

I hope to be up to speed in the next few months, the docs all say I'm doing really well.

Here's the reality check.

If you think something isn't 'right' or you've noticed that you're energy and drive have suddenly dropped.... talk to your Doctor!! Especially if you're over 50 and/or overweight.

More about writing as I climb back up the energy ladder, right now I'm pooped just from doing this.

Take care of yourself, you're the only one that can tell how you feel. Pay attention.

Merry Christmas, all.

PS. My wife saved my life by telling me that we WERE going into the emergency room as soon as I said 'Something isn't right'.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Write when the muse speaks, you need to listen...

I like to write at night, after dinner and little time on the couch watching something mindless on TV.

I pick up my laptop, check my tweets, posts and gmail and then open up my latest project. I dump my notes from  the day that I keep in EverNote on my phone and I'm off, plowing in the fertile fields of my imagination.

One of the things I'm learning, that you may or may not already know, is that ideas don't come at convenient times. The Muse is always active, always 'tinking and, well, musing. She has no time table, no agenda, no sense of 'now'. She just does her thing when she feels like it and then taps you on the mental shoulder. 'Here. What about this?' Then she moves on, tiptoeing through your mind, looking for more goodies to create with.

So I'm advocating that you get something like OneNote or EverNote and make it a habit to write down those flashes of inspiration, good and bad, whenever and where ever they appear.

Then, during your 'normal' writing time, review them. Add them, play with them, chuck them, whatever you think best.

Just don't ignore them.

Ideas come to you for a reason, even if you don't immediately know that reason.

Be cool.