Category Archives: Writing itself

Status Update

1. The last, final, almost-ready-to-go draft is back with Genghis Jayne for final bleed-outs. 2. The first, editor-ready draft is also with Genghis Jayne. Let the bleeding commence. 3. I opened this file on a whim and started reading and … Continue reading

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For Your Reading Pleasure

An unedited, raw, barely literate 1st draft chapter from the first-to-second draft of Looking for Don. Proof that it is, indeed, a work in progress. Go here.

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Doing the Math

Starting back in November, I ran a series of ads on various platforms for various books, specifically a. Pre-order a copy of Frank Vaughn Killed by his Mom b. Advertise the Ship trilogy c. Giveaway signed copies of the Ship … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

…no one. Not one person entered the contest for signed copies of the Ship Trilogy. Okay.

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Nick of Time

I was sitting around doing nothing this past Friday when my son called and said, “Hey, would you like to meet Nick Foles?” Seems the Nickster has written a book and was signing copies at a bookstore in Harrisburg. Harrisburg? … Continue reading

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B is for Bradbury

In the midst of this brutal cold we’ve been experiencing the last few weeks, a sunny spring-like day popped up. All the kids were out in all the playgrounds and it was delightful weather and I was reminded of a … Continue reading

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Capclave 2017

Capclave 2017 was held last weekend in Gaithersburg and I went because I like Capclave. It is a rare opportunity for the Great Unwashed to mix with the better science fiction writers/editors/artists/booksellers/whatnot unencumbered by security lines and overpriced autograph fees … Continue reading

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Can Die Now

A couple of May’s ago, I had double bypass surgery. Came completely out of the blue, like, I guess it does for anyone. I mean, it’s not like you get up one morning and say, “Hey, I think I’ll have … Continue reading

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Acknowledge Mints

I’ve been noticing lately that acknowledgments are popping up in novels. Huh? Aren’t novels fiction? What’s the deal? Acknowledgments in non-fiction, sure. All the time. Downright required because of all the research that goes into a non-fiction book. Simply can’t … Continue reading

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Done. I mean, really done. Sort of.

Col’m, I mean. Again. But, really, this time, I mean it, it’s done. Well… I still have to run the macros to find words and phrases that I use to the point of annoyance, like “just.” I just use the … Continue reading

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