Posts Tagged: writing

Tempted by the fruit of another

Trilogy, that is. During this period of indecision of which story idea to jump into next, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to continue the adventures of young Jeremy and his extraordinary sketchbook. It’s not as if I have a tale plotted out.  I know, if I choose to do it, the story will be… Read more »

Editing as a second language

I mentioned recently that I had joined a review group to help drum up greater awareness for my books.  This is different from a writers group, a place where writers read and critique work within the group in order to improve the writing and the writer.  The purpose of the review group is strictly to… Read more »

If you don’t have anything nice to say…

…don’t blog. Occasionally, there’s just nothing to blog about.  Work progresses on finalizing What Now?, the final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy.  Other than that, life is quiet.  So…it’s a blog-free day. See you all tomorrow!

Boy, we sure love free stuff!

We just can’t get enough! My campaign kicked off last Friday on Goodreads, offering a giveaway for copies of the first novel in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy, “What if?”.  This will be followed by a similar offer on the second book in the trilogy, “What Next?”, leading to the release of the final book,… Read more »

Watch out!

It’s the first line from my first book:  “Whoa there, little guy.  Watch out where you’re going.”  It’s only just recently I noticed this applies to me as I do my daily walk. The path I take around my area is not so much a sidewalk as a strip of pavement, bounded on each side… Read more »

What Now?

What indeed. Today I finished the first draft of the final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy, What Now?  So, the question is, what now?  Or perhaps, what next? The first thing I plan on doing is nothing.  Step away from the book and writing (blogs excluded) for a week or so and let… Read more »

Wake up and smell the salt

Huh.  Now I remember. I wrote three chapters today.  I could have written the final one as well, but I wanted to “save” that for a day all its own (fitting that it would be a Friday…TGIF can also stand for Thank God it’s Finished!). Instead, I saved the files to disk (old dog/new trick),… Read more »

Haven’t I read that before?

What a rip-off! How many times have you thought that reading a book or watching a movie?  You know what I think?  So what! Smart people will tell you there are no original stories; that all stories have already been told.  Of course, they’re talking archetypes.  You know, “Boy meets Girl”, “Boy loves Girl”, etc. … Read more »

What have you done for me lately?

Not much, really.  But that’s going to change starting…now! After too long a wait, the website conversion has been completed.  More importantly, I spent time with the web designers learning what I can do (some changes already made), what I shouldn’t do (but will probably still try to not destroy the site) and what I… Read more »