Friday, February 5, 2016

Revisions, revisions, still a terrible way to die!

Greylands: Volume I is revised and out, except on Amazon, I'll get it there eventually.  My next project will be Legends of the Brethren.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A word from Inigo Montoya

In the midst of all these revisions, I have found my favorite mistake by far.  To quote Inigo Montoya from 'The Princess Bride: 'You keep using that word, but I don't think it means what you think it means.'  I wanted to use the word 'descendants' as in children or progeny, rather I had used 'decedents,' which I had never really thought of as a word before, but it means 'those who have preceded you in death.'  Rather ironic, but probably a spell check error: I had initially spelled it wrong and not paying close enough attention had picked the wrong word off the spell check list.  At least they haven't unleashed autocorrect in Word yet, and I hope they never do!

I've updated the entire 'Serpent' series both on Amazon and everywhere else, including the 'Complete' collection.  'Once a Thief' is also done but Amazon is having kittens when I try and upload it, but it should be available everywhere else.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Revisions…a terrible way to die!

I write too much, that's all there is to it.  I finished revising the Serpent and the Unicorn series (haven't loaded it on Amazon yet) and am working on Once a Thief, but I could do nothing but edit and revise the rest of my life (not that it doesn't need it).  It is nice to see how my writing has improved over the years, but also daunting to see how far I have yet to go!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The year to come...

Last week I shrugged out of any sort of authorial predictions or goals for the coming year, but this week, I'll have a hearty helping of crow and actually have a good idea of what the next few months might look like: my old books are getting a much needed update and revision so watch for that along with another volume of the Greylands in the works; beyond that, who knows?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Year's Resolutions?

Since the fad this time of year seems to be proposing a plethora of things you are going to accomplish in the next twelve months but won't, perhaps I should indulge in this bit of cultural nonsense as well, at least from a writing standpoint…I really haven't a clue!  See, that was easy and now my nonexistent fans have something to look forward to, just think of it as Christmas all over again, you'll find out as soon as I do.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A world not one's own

This sluggish week between Christmas and New Year, when the weather is dreadful and dull, when you aren't quite sure what to do with yourself, is a perfect time to rediscover the ancient art of reading.  So go find something fascinating and lose yourself in a world not your own.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Permission granted

You have my permission to go see a movie this weekend, if you've done your assigned reading that is…apparently the new Star Wars movie is pretty good, who said miracles don't happen nowadays?