Decision Time

Three years ago I started a novel. It turned into Rock Hopper. Half way through Rock Hopper, I wrote Olivia’s Field, but I kept returning to the Trojan War universe to write more about Rock Hopper’s characters. They had reasons for the choices they made. Most of those...

Happy Winter Solstice!

Today is the shortest of the year! Enjoy it while it lasts. More importantly, I hope the night and darkness give you time to reflect and enjoy those closest to you. What matter most and how close are you holding it when we are cold and huddled? To that end, Rock...

The Writing Process Blog Tour

Thanks to Heidi Garrett , the author of the Queen of the Realm of Faerie stories starting with Nandana’s Mark and the Once Upon a Time Today Collection, for tagging me in the Writing Process  Blog Tour. Check out her stories, they are well worth the read. What...

Writing without a Net

Working through this scifi brought me to a new place. This story is epic, old school. Interestingly I wrote the follow up book first. I knew where the story was going that far out. I know the characters, the world, even what to say and where the tropes and trama goes....

All the words

Not every phrase and protected utterance makes it into a manuscript. My current work in progress is no exception. To date I have written 98,743 words on this piece, not including the character sketches, plotting and research in my spiral notebook. Of this nearly 100K...