Indie Writing Advice #1: Write Fast

I’m thinking of starting a new segment, as it were, where I give writing advice. I know, how vain…but before I go on with this post, I want to say that there are a lot of different paths to the meadow. This is just the one that works for me and how I’ve been successful[…]

This Week

I’ve been having a lot of trouble wrapping my head around how fast things seem to be taking off. I have been stunned by the response the The Wasteland Chronicles has gotten in the past week. I really don’t want to say numbers right now, but let’s just say I’m getting more downloads a day[…]

200,000 Words Later…

I hit a major milestone today that I’m surprised I noticed. The Wasteland Chronicles passed 200,000 words. That seems a like a lot of words. But really, it’s just a little bit over Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (which, admittedly, is a fairly large book). I finished the first draft of Revelation today[…]

A Year From Now

For the first time in a while, I’m going to write a post. I used to do this more often, but I have just been letting general busyness get to me, I guess. I think that is a good thing, overall. With my new job, I have much more time to write, and it’s really[…]

5/7/2013

7,714 words in. The longer I write, the more I’m convinced that this one will probably be two books. In that case, the title won’t be Extinction, but Evolution, which was alternate title I was playing around with. Extinction would be Book 4. That’s still subject to change, because maybe this won’t be as long[…]

Revisiting Book 1

Well, I’m kind of bored and need a break. I’m reading through Book 1 right now, trying to make it in line with Book 2. There’s not much to change. Must of the stuff is background, about the xenovirus, xenofungus, xenolife, etc. I combined Books 1 and 2 into a master copy. So far, it’s[…]

My Writing Story So Far

If I were to tell my full story of life and writing, it would be many thousands of words. If I were to write this fifty years from now, it might be a hefty book (or two). Now, I just want to concentrate on my thoughts of my writing and my life in the past[…]

The Future of the Wasteland

Now that I’ve finished the fourth draft of Origins, I am somewhat twiddling my thumbs. The break is good and well-earned, but I find myself wondering about my next thing. There’s a fantasy novella I halfway wrote about a year ago that I’d like to revisit. Some ideas have been developing in my head on[…]

Origins First Draft Done

Well, I did it. I completed my fifth book (it’s fifth I think?), and soon-to-be published third book. Origins was a lot of fun to write. A lot of fun. Probably the most fun of any book I’ve written. I think the beginning is kind of slow…but once it hits word 20,000 it really picks[…]

Fortune Favors the Bold

The key theme lately seems to be exhaustion. A lot of change in the air right now. I’m eventually going to move out of my current house. The plan is to move back with my parents at least for a bit. That may not even happen. I kind of want a place on my own.[…]

Another post…about the “muddle”

I’ve reached word 29,000 of my book, and it has hit the dreaded muddle. What’s this “muddle,” you ask? Well…it’s the part of the book that’s hardest to write for me…the middle. It’s like slogging through a swamp, and it’s the part where my books most often derail catastrophically. This book is getting longer than[…]

In which I slept for 11 hours…

I got home yesterday at about 4:00 after a trip to Wally World. I got off work at the very early hour of 3, and was already trying to stifle some jaw-cracking yawns. When I got home, I ate dinner and started to read. By 5:30, I was out like a light. Then, 4:30 came[…]