Griffin’s Feather Update

Griffin's Feather Update
My debut novel, Griffin’s Feather, is now in production with WordFire Press. The cover art is done. The cover layout is in process. The interior layout is in process. These are all great things. I know I’m sounding a bit analytical about it all, but that’s because it’s all so surreal to me. I’m trying to ...

2016 Recap and 2017 Goals

2016 Recap and 2017 Goals
Here goes! 2016 Recap What a year. I’m keeping this about me (my blog, after all), not politics, celebrity losses, crazy out in the world, or anything else. Just the highlights, though. I’m sure I’m leaving out some stuff here, but I’m just hitting the high points here…. January: Started writing a short story a ...

Edits Done!

Edits Done!
My most recent (which wasn’t really all that recent) post, I lamented about being nervous about my first experiences getting a novel edited. I shouldn’t have been. Everything went great! There’s an obvious fact that I couldn’t quite conceptualize: A good editor wants me to succeed as much as I do. … and I had a great ...

Nervous About Edits

Nervous About Edits
I received an email from my publisher, WordFire Press, on October 25th asking for the “current final manuscript” of Griffin’s Feather. They’d assigned an editor to the project, and were ready to move forward with the publishing process. Instead of being elated or excited, my main emotion was nerves. Loads of nerves. So serious, I ...

Overdue WorldCon Report and Publishing Announcement

Overdue WorldCon Report and Publishing Announcement
So…. WorldCon was over three weeks ago, and I’m just now getting around to this. Most things are a hazy memory at this point, so this’ll probably be the world’s shortest WorldCon wrap-up report. The drive from Colorado to Kansas City was long and interesting. We got a little lost at one point (there is a Hays, ...

Professional Editor

First off, a bit of distant back story. I’ve written a trilogy that is trunked. I consider it my “practice trilogy.” It’s not going to go anywhere for so many different reasons. However, these three novels allowed me to get where I am today as a writer. A writer that can sling a great story. While ...