Hey gang. I notified the KS backers last week that the manuscript went to my editor, who will be tinkering with it for the next month. In that time I have two big responsibilities to juggle: Getting the artwork done for those who paid for it Moving my family 400 miles away to start a… Continue reading Wednesdays and the Work-in-Progress: 7 June 2017
They say “write what you know.” I know a couple of things about truck driving, so if you decide to write about it in one of your books, maybe these details will help. 1- Blowouts don’t automatically make you crash. Your average tractor trailer has 18 wheels (10 on the truck, 8 on the trailer.)… Continue reading 6 Things Writers Get Wrong About Trucks (and you won’t believe #6!)
Hey gang! This week’s update is twofold: I decided to take a break from THE KORBADELL JOB (“Blast crew goes to Mordor”) so I could get my bearings. I was just too bogged down in it, I couldn’t make any headway without looking back and knowing I would have to delete or change 80% of… Continue reading Wednesdays and the Work-in-Progress: 4/12/2017
At least once a week, I’d like to take a minute to update you guys on the story I’m working on for the time being. One of my struggles as a writer has been to focus on just one thing at a time, and give it the attention it needed. (In the summer of 2009,… Continue reading Wednesday and the Work-in-Progress: 3/8/17
Something happened at LTUE this weekend that I wanted to share with y’all. It’s hard to quantify it because–unlike the ethereal fantasy run-in with a Big Cheese Editor-it’s unlikely to lead to a huge publishing deal or anything like that. It might not even lead to name recognition down the road. It doesn’t give me… Continue reading A Stealth Affirmation at LTUE
The Darkest Friday They hire me for the savings. I do it for the money. I never wanted to be one of these people. Hard not to feel like a trained circus monkey, poised on the balls of my feet, looking skyward at that cookie that’s dangled just out of reach, and there’s only… Continue reading “The Darkest Friday”, a short story
One of the things that has helped/hindered the success of my book, REBEL HEART, is that there are a lot of other books out right now with that title. (I actually pilfered it from an instrumental by The Corrs, and it still screwed me.) I mean it helps because people who are searching for the… Continue reading Need a Title? Just Run it Out.