I'm hoping this week to finish up with the second book in my super secret trilogy. Okay, so it's not super secret, but yes, I am still keeping it under wraps for the moment. I figure I have 2-3 more chapters to write. Then I'm onto book 3. Even though I've had a couple of … Continue reading Nearing the completion of book 2
Cirvel's story, Palladium, is done. This finishes all the stories in the Sacred Knight/Onesong save the world epic adventure tale. Okay, so there is one more story I want to write which I know is in this world and it's Elliot's tale. But, aside from a cameo appearance from Cirvel, it will have nothing to … Continue reading Palladium is done
I recently signed up for a lifetime subscription on a course package offered by Dean Wesley Smith on Teachable. Sometimes I just need reminders on my writing and I love the way Dean phrases things. He's blunt and honest. Don't expect warm fuzzies. I like that. It's an eye-to-eye level approach and I know it … Continue reading A Wise Friend
One question I am frequently asked is: How much longer until such-and-such book is out? That's always a hard question to answer. However, in my roaming this week I discovered progress bars on another author's website in regards to where the books were at. My first question was, "How did he do that?" immediately after … Continue reading How much longer?
Trust the process - an affirmation for telling stories even when the path doesn't make sense.
One of my favorite things about being a “discovery writer” (that’s someone who doesn’t plot a story out, though I am thinking that some planning would help, but that’s a blog for another day) is finding little bits of story that are gems waiting to be uncovered. There’s one “gem” though that I’ve been waiting … Continue reading Mysteries of Lilinar
I've still been working on the story about Martias and Steigan heading to the Palin Wars which I referenced last Wednesday. I'm trying to slant it so that a reader could pick it up at any point in the story, even before reading Quest for the Three Books, without much in the way of spoilers. … Continue reading Progress – January 14, 2019
Here we are, halfway through the first month of the last quarter of 2018. I can't believe this year is rapidly coming to an end. I was looking at my projects this weekend. I don't think I'll have any more publications this year, but there will be several novels released in 2019. I currently am … Continue reading Progress – October 15, 2018
Aside from Prince of the Ruined Land being blown to bits and having to rebuild it, this week was decent. I was tired, but I had fun. My youngest son was home for spring break. He tore my story apart (in a good way - grin), but considering he's been helping me plot and work … Continue reading Progress – March 26, 2018
I’m currently working on the audio for the third chapter of The Three Books. While I was listening to it, I felt a little overwhelmed at how important this chapter was to the whole story, though it certainly doesn’t seem this way. This chapter, this one chapter which doesn’t seem to have much relevance, becomes … Continue reading A few thoughts today