Adventures in Self Publishing – Six Months later

It was November, 2014 when I actually got semi-serious about self publishing, deciding to participate in NanoWriMo 2014, and managing to spew out my entire 110,000 word novel during that short four week span. Then, for the next nine months I began this strange twisted journey towards the world of self publishing, learning a lot […]

Read The Fog of Dreams again…for the first time

I mentioned it briefly in a previous post, and I’m taking care to try and handle this correctly, but within the next month or so, I’ll be releasing The Fog of Dreams… …again. Because of some invaluable input from a new editor, I’ve gone through my first novel again, made some critical timeline changes and […]

Knowing when to say when – revising your novel

When I was in the final stages of releasing my first book, I wanted it to be 100% perfect. I read it through countless times and had a few different beta readers, plus my editor check it all out. Got sign off, people seemed happy, I was happy, BOOM published. That’s the end of it. […]

Top Ten Writing Inspirations of 2015 – Part 3

This past year has been one of ups, downs, and in-betweens. I lost two people close to me, but published my first novel and submitted several potential works for possible future publication.  Throughout this series of events it was often tough to dig out some writing inspirations of 2015. Throughout the emotional minefield of 2015 […]

Top Ten Writing Inspirations of 2015 – Part 2

Yesterday I ran down the roller coaster that was 2015 and gave some insight into writing inspirations and motivations that I drew from the year that was. Join me here for Part Two of this look back. 07 – Fellow Kindle Worlds Authors G.I. Joe on Kindle Worlds Along with my own novel work, I’ve […]

Top Ten Writing Inspirations of 2015 – Part 1

Looking back at the year that was, 2015 had its share of ups and downs. Early in the year one of my close friends unexpectedly passed away, and near the end of the year I lost a very close family member, two bookends to a year that many would say was best left forgotten.  How can writing […]

What does Star Wars tell us about writing?

If you’re a nerd like me, this week has pretty special meaning. It’s not just that there’s a new Star Wars film coming, I mean after all, we’ve been more or less inundated with Star Wars related media non-stop for the past 20 years. It’s more the fact that this is the first film sequel […]

NaNoWriMo 2015

NanoWriMo 2015 Hangover – what I’m working on

Since I first started working on The Fog of Dreams during NanoWriMo 2013, I’ve been writing almost non-stop.  Whether it’s G.I. Joe work for Kindle Worlds, blog posts, short stories or novels, I’ve been writing, writing, and writing some more.  I took NanoWriMo 2015 as an opportunity to focus my attention a bit, and I […]

One hundred and fifty seconds of inspiration

Where do I find the inspiration to write? It changes every day.  Today it was this! Winter Soldier was one of my favorite films of all times (and heavily influenced my fight scene choreography in the upcoming Book Two of my Operation: Harvest series). Civil War looks to be picking up right where it left […]

Jessica Jones – Literary Magic, but is it right for TV?

So as an avid Marvel Comics (and thus Marvel Studios) fan, I excitedly jumped into Jessica Jones the day it was released through Netflix on November 20th. Somehow, even with real life and two kids, I managed to plow through all 13 episodes over the weekend, and came away satisfied. Well, relatively satisfied. I’m a […]