Writing to Me Is:

An Outlet for Joy or Frustration. I write to express my thoughts and humble opinions concerning politics, religion, the economy, etc.  An Exercise in Introspection When reading my work, you will find that my characters examine their actions and motives pretty thoroughly. It is one of my own character traits that I place in allContinue reading “Writing to Me Is:”

Novel News Update

Well after over a month of editing, I’ve finally turned my manuscript back into my publisher and signed off on all changes and corrections. The Chronicles of Alethia: The Heir Comes Forth has moved beyond the editing phase and is now moving into formatting and production! On another important notes, one of my favorite partsContinue reading “Novel News Update”

Novel News Update

03/07/2016 I can see a light at the end of this tunnel. Still knee deep in edits, but I can at least see the end. Still keeping on schedule and allowing the mounting excitement to continue unabated!  In between reading and editing, I’ve been working with an artist to draw a beautiful new map forContinue reading “Novel News Update”

A Kind Word…

When life seems unfair, when we feel misused, when every day becomes a burden, our focus tends to shift from others to ourselves. We are beset on all sides by evil, whether we see it or not. I’m not talking about people, but evil spirits tempting us and telling us there is no hope. Don’tContinue reading “A Kind Word…”

Only Mere Words…

To a writer this is blasphemy. The power of words is staggering, able to split the heart and soul. Able to move nations to greatness and smash empires into nothing. They can forge friendships between enemies, and betray the trust given by our dearest friends. Words, written or spoken, are a fierce fire that canContinue reading “Only Mere Words…”

Novel News Update

2/12/2016 – I’ve just received the edited manuscript from my publisher. It’s not as red as I’d thought it would be, thanks mostly to my wife’s efforts to curtail my grammatical shortcomings. I’ve now got my work cut out for me as I read and correct the manuscript to make this novel the best fantasyContinue reading “Novel News Update”

Literary Efforts

So I finished a short story I’m very excited about, but knowing my propensity for minor grammatical errors I always have my chief editor (my wife, whose job is in fact in editing) have a good long look before submitting. You can always tell which blog posts that she’s looked at and those she hasn’tContinue reading “Literary Efforts”

A Quick Thought

I actually wrote about this a while back, but somehow life’s lessons continue to revisit me.  I’m currently waiting to hear back from my publisher’s editing team, which means my efforts toward publishing my new novel have stalled as I wait to hear from them. Although I want them to do a thorough job, waitingContinue reading “A Quick Thought”

A Quick Thought…

What if the characters you created could somehow leap off the page for an hour and share a meal with you, would you embrace it or run screaming from the room? What would you discuss? How would the meal go? Would you even get along with your characters?  I often wonder if I would getContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”