Tipping Point Draft 1 is to the Editor

The next step towards publishing novel number three has been taken…  this past week I completed my own internal revisions and shipped off the first draft of Operation: Harvest Book Three – Tipping Point to my stalwart editor friends at KAEditing. I cannot recommend these folks enough.  I’ve been using their complex editing services for […]

Ten years in my head, three years on paper – Operation: Harvest is done

Well, mostly done. For pretty much my entire adult life I’ve wanted to be a writer.  I went to college for English and as far back as I can remember I was sketching out new worlds for my 80s action figures and crafting elaborate backstories for what were essentially soulless pieces of plastic.  While I […]

Self publishing your novel tip #2 – Where do I start?

Two of my personal icons in the writing world are Stephen King and Lee Childs, two authors whose stories have captivated me, interested me, and driven me to become an author myself.  Two men who I completely and utterly respect and who undeniably know what they’re talking about when it comes to writing. Yet, when […]

This one hits me hard – rest in peace Steve Dillon

Even for folks who are really important to me (but people who I don’t know) I’m not often personally affected by their deaths.  For some reason, though, comic book artist Steve Dillon has hit me pretty hard. Maybe it’s because I recently finished watching the premier season of AMC’s adaptation of Dillon’s seminal work, Preacher, […]

Dealing with writer’s block… or even worse, the opposite

Is there anything worse than writer’s block? In my mind, yes, there is.  I’ve been suffering from it for a few years now, though some people might scoff at the notion of “suffering”.  My problem is actually the opposite of writer’s block, it’s a veritable writer’s flood. When I first decided to become a writer, […]

Lord help me, I think I just pre-ordered a Google Pixel

As a career IT guy, I have this thing against early adoption, and generally prefer to let others struggle through the first few generations of technical evolution to work out all the bugs.  Yet, when the Google Pixel was announced yesterday (officially, anyway) and up for pre-order shortly thereafter, for some reason, I jumped on […]

Self Publishing your novel tip #1 – whatever you do, don’t listen to me

Still here?  Don’t follow direction very well, huh? Honestly, I’m starting this post not having a clue how I’m going to finish.  In that way, it’s very unlike how I write, which is exceedingly outline-based. I am not a “seat of the pants” writer by any stretch. Well, apparently, unless you count blog posts. At […]

NaNoWriMo 2015

NaNoWriMo 2016 is almost here and I have no idea what I’m doing

While I’m a big fan of writing all year round, not just in November, I can’t pretend that NanoWriMo didn’t play a role in my final surge into becoming a self-published author. It was NanoWriMo 2013 that  finally kicked my ass into putting my first novel in its place, and it was NanoWriMo 2014 that […]

Marvel’s Netflix does it again – Luke Cage is all that

Ever since the first rumors of Netflix’s Defenders series leaked several years ago, I’ve been captivated in the progression of their TV themed universe.  Daredevil was what really intrigued me, I didn’t really have much of an interest in Jessica Jones, Power Man or Iron Fist, but I was willing to roll with the flow […]

Is this thing on?

During the month of October, Amazon celebrates Self-Published Independent Authors…check out Powered By Indie to explore the rich world of self publishing! It was just around August of last year when I decided I was going to dedicate myself to pursuing my dreams of becoming a published author, and all that came with it, including rampant […]