Wait, There’s More


So, the thing is the promised 7-8000 words away from finishing this current book turned out to not be true. I’m still going. And still thinking I’m nearly done. It’s not so much that I get too wordy as it is a case of me being an awful, terrible, really bad estimator of remaining words. But I’m very close to done.

Here in Kansas City it’s sunny outside right now. For those of you who don’t remember what that looks like, here ya go:

Sun Clipart

Oh wait, that isn’t quite right. Maybe this:

Clipart of sun

No, that’s still not it. Closer, but not quite. Maybe this:

clipart of beach

Well that one is just wishful thinking. Anyway, you get the idea.

The thing is, it’s still fairly chilly. As in below freezing this morning. When is spring going to come, I ask you!

So back to writing…

I had a sort of almost end yesterday, but it turned out this story had more in it. A couple of unexpected scenes came up. And then, of course, a wrap up scene that I already knew I wanted to add needs to be finished as well. I’m close, but it turns out some of the bad guys weren’t quite done with our heroes yet. I have a bad feeling that this could turn ugly for our heroes. I’ll keep you all posted.

Have a happy Easter!

Getting There

Happy Spring, Everyone!

So last week I took some time off with my wife, who was having a spring break at work. It was relaxing, and fun, and we enjoyed our extra time together. And then reality set in, and I was a little sad on Sunday because I knew Monday morning would come soon and we’d be apart during the work day.

So this week I’ve been back to work on my work in progress, and it seems to be coming along well. I’m getting to that point where I’m ready for this thing to end, but excited at the ending I’ve come up with and wanting to really concentrate on making sure it is right. I’m right there, probably 7-8000 words away at most. I’m both sad and happy that this one is ending. Kind of sad because it will probably be the final chapter of the Non-Vampire series. I don’t know if I’m ready to let go of Brynne and Jess yet, but it seems like where things are.

But I’m happy to end this book and get started on the next, which I’m pretty sure will have a transgender main character. There is still an outside chance I could change my mind and write the story idea I have with the girl living in her car.

It’s probably going to be the one with the trans character.

I’m also closing in on releasing book two of Freedom’s Fate. The artwork for the cover is nearly done, and I like what the artist did with it. Once that is finished up, and my current draft of my work in progress is done, I’ll go back through that one and make sure I’m ready to release it to the world. If so, it’ll go on a Kindle Scout campaign, then released when that is done. I’m just assuming here that my Scout won’t be chosen, but it is a good advertising platform for a new book anyway, and there’s always a tiny outside chance.

So yeah, two books nearly ready to go, another about to be started. It’s looking to be a good 2018 for my writing.

I just want to take a moment here to say that I am 100%, completely, beyond a doubt in support of the students who walked out of class to protest gun violence in this country. And I completely support the marches that will be taking place across Washing D.C. and across the country this weekend.

We have to stop these shootings.

Arming teachers is not the answer.

More guns doesn’t stop anything.

And the argument that an active shooter will never enter a school because they’ll be too afraid is a bunch of crap. It just is.

Keep protesting, young people. Keep fighting for your right to sit safely in a school and learn about chemistry and math instead of how to hide in a closet if a shooter comes. Keep marching until people my age and older all get the message and actual do something, instead of just offering “thoughts and prayers” in the aftermath.

Spring Is Coming

Hi y’all!

Well, today is March 9th. That is just about a week and a half from the start of spring. And wow do I need it. Winter has been kinda rough on me, for some reason. I need to see the sun more, I think. I don’t think it’s the cold as much as the lack of sun.

It is also just five days until my birthday. I cannot believe I’m going to be…

Ah, um… yeah. Nevermind.

Still, it’s quite a milestone. It is so hard to believe that I have been around since before… Oh, I see! Thought you’d get me on that one, huh? Nope.

So anyway,

This week I wrote a really interesting scene in my book. It has my main character facing off against a group of National Guard members. And it all fit perfectly, went in great, and sounded so good to me.

And then I descried the scene to my wife last night, and… it didn’t go so well. Even in describing it, I found that this may be a little too overboard. Not that it wouldn’t work, but I think I ratcheted things up a little too much here. So yeah, I’m going to be rewriting that today. I think I can fix this fairly easily, but we’ll have to see. But it was just a little too unbelievable that a group of National Guard members would be coming after her. So yeah, I’ll be fixing that up in a minute.

My wife is on break next week, and we plan to do a few little things, so I may or may not be posting next week. I will just have to see. But I’ll definitely be back by the week after, fear not.

Everyone have a great weekend!