NaNoWri…NO

I participated in NaNoWriMo for the past two years and had varying levels of success. Unfortunately, time constraints on me this year are preventing me from even taking a stab at things. *big heavy sigh* I hope to be able to jump into the fray next year!

Guest Blog Post at Ian’s Site

Hey everyone. I have a guest blog post up at Ian’s site. You can find the post here.

Converted to WordPress

If you’re surprised by the slightly different look/feel of the site, don’t be. I didn’t get hacked or anything horrible like that. I just replaced the CMS system known as Drupal with another one called WordPress. Drupal was working just fine for me, but the upgrade process when a new version was released was a ...

Nook

I picked up a Nook this Tuesday as a birthday gift to myself with some help from gift cards from some friends and my wife. I’ve always been an avid reader, but don’t consume books quite as quickly as a once did when I was a kid. I don’t know if it’s a shortening of ...

Partial Rejected

I’ve neglected my web site for the past two months and it shows. I have news about the partial that was requested by the agent: rejection. I’m not sure why it was rejected because all I received was a form letter with a customized apology for not being interested. I wish I knew why it ...

Partial Requested

I’m currently doing a massive happy dance (mostly internalized at the moment) because I met a great agent today. I pitched my book to her, and she readily jumped on the chance to see a partial submission (the first 30 pages) of my book, WARMAIDEN. I’ve learned quite a bit at this weekend’s PPW Conference, ...

First Round of Revisions

I started my first round of revisions on WARMAIDEN last week, and they are going quite well. I’ve only had to add 300 words total. Well, that’s the delta. I’ve removed quite a few and added a little more than what I’ve removed. I just finished all revisions of chapter 1-3 (the book is 20 ...

Trifecta of Rejections

A few days ago I received a rejection notice (and one of the better ones!) from PseudoPod. I had submitted ZOMBIE C.L.O.W.N.S. to them and their very nice letter said the story was too humorous for their market, and the letter used the plural words “we” and “us.” This meant I made it past the ...

Ozey! Ozey! Ozey!

I am VERY HAPPY to announce that I just finished the first draft of my first book. It weighs in at 97,700 words. WARMAIDEN is finished! However, it’s not DONE. Now come the rewrites based on critiques from the CSFWG. From the feedback I’ve received so far, it’s not going to be that rough.

Been A While

It’s been a while since I’ve given anyone an update on the status of WARMAIDEN. The book is coming along nicely. At the end of NaNoWriMo in November, I was up to 60,000 words. Since that time I’ve crept up to 80,000 words, and I hope to be done around the 110,000 word mark. That’s ...