This is my attempt at a blog because sometimes I think I want to say things.
Sometimes those things might even make sense.
Category Archives: writing
My schizophrenic writing style is slowly dragging me forward. I’ve got a lock on two stories right now—both completely different, that keep wrestling for my time. I think the winner might be another sci-fi because the blurb dropped out of … Continue reading
I can’t tell you how many “cures” I have sought for this particular condition. I think it has to do with the way an author’s brain is wired. I can literally feel the gunk in there. It’s a pressure, like … Continue reading
Hopefully, in a few days, Fidelity’s new cover will be visible at Amazon, but here is a sneak-peek of it here: I love the new design, and I can’t wait for it to show up! I’ve decided to use the … Continue reading
You might think it’d be easy rewriting a book that was published 5 years ago. The bones are all there and, while not necessarily gristle-free, the structure remains pretty solid. Sure, there are a few cracks, some arthritis that comes … Continue reading
Sometimes, falling in love means falling apart. Mercury Fie is a freak of many natures, created in a lab. Driven by desires and the imaginary fairies in his brain, he is directed by a moral compass set in the land … Continue reading
Mercury’s Orbit has finished first-round betas, and it’s partially out for second-round. The story is definitely a lot more fully realized than my initial excerpt (as it should be), and—knock on wood—it looks like I am still on track for … Continue reading
Looks like my hopes of having this out in July were wishful thinking (like: “I wish I had enough time to get this out in July”). But I’d rather have it right than fast, so I’m hoping more late August/early … Continue reading
I try to put sensory descriptions in my writing, and one I like to use a lot is the sense of smell. This morning I was researching autopsy rooms (what do you do with your Fridays?). I came across an … Continue reading
…as an indie author who actually worked in design (this was the bygone days of plate printing where each color in a design had to be transferred via massive UV light to a sheet of metal, then slapped onto a printing press and inked… we rode dinosaurs back then, too, BTW), I thought I could “fake-it-till-ya-make-it”. I kind of did for a little while, but now it’s time to get off my 12-cylinder brontosaurus and pay somebody to do something that would take me a few months/years of dedicated learning to do (wrong). Continue reading