Yesterday was quite a monumental day for me. First off, I published my fourth title since starting this crazy journey in September of last year. Silo Saga: Recoil released a day early, and has already moved up to #25 in all Kindle Worlds titles. Secondly, my fourth short story published yesterday in another charity anthology. ‘Alone’ Was written a few years ago, and I dug it out and polished it up for submission in January. It was accepted and now it’s live.
Something else happened yesterday. Last night, I crossed over the 50,000 words written in a month. It was 50,331 to be precise. I’ve done that only once before, and it was back in 2011 when I participated in NaNoWriMo. That year, the writing was scattered and nearly uncomprehensive. This time, I was able to put the writing toward, not one, but two published works in a month, as well as foundation work for Linear Shift, Part 3. I can tell I have grown by leaps and bounds since November of 2011.
Although I feel I am being very prolific with my writing, and I certainly am passionate about everything I am doing, I feel it is all practice for something yet to come. I think my best work lies somewhere beyond where I am at right now. I sometimes wonder what that magical work will be. Even now, as I write through Linear Shift, Part 3, I can feel my mind scanning through the internal file cabinet in my head, looking for the story. I have some ideas what it might be, but I also think I need to run a few more practice stories out before I plunge into the truly epic story ideas I have.
Seeing as today marks the 25% point of the year, I think I will briefly touch base on my writing goals for the year. On January 1st, I set my writing goals for all to see. My first goal was to write and publish 4 books this year. I am halfway to that goal at the 25% mark. In theory, I should be able to double that goal if I keep at my current pace. In a perfect world, I would do just that. But, in the grand scheme of things, I will probably end up with 6 published titles by the end of the year. The next two titles are already set and they will be Linear Shift, Parts 3 and 4. My goal right now is to have Part 3 out by the middle of May, and part 4 out by the end of July. I would like to get Part 4 out sooner, but with a summer vacation right between Part 3′s release and my projected Part 4 release, it’s not going to happen. That will leave me with 5 months to push out two additional titles be December 31st. I have a suspicion that the next part of Borrowed Souls will follow, and then Part 2 of Recoil. And depending on how sales flow on everything,I might throw one of those two up between Linear Shift 3 and Linear Shift 4.Read More
Today marks another milestone for me. My fourth contributed short story published today in the third charity anthology volume AND I uploaded my fourth book to Kindle Worlds at noon. Today’s activities caps off a very active month for me, which started with publishing Borrowed Souls around the 4th of the month. I’ve had my best month moving books, and I can only hope that next month is equal to, if not better than this month! Here’s to hoping.
Now, without any further delay, Here is Silo Saga: Recoil! Available now on Amazon.Read More
After what seems like forever, I am finally on the homestretch of Silo Saga: Recoil. If you’re not familiar with Silo Saga part, it is a Kindle World, set up in Hugh Howey’s world of Wool. My story takes place after his best selling novel Wool, but before his final book in the series, Dust, takes place.
The current status of the book, is I’m a little more than half way through the rewrite. After that, I ship it to my editor and let her have her way with it. I’ll then get her edits back and wrap things up by April 1st. I was shooting for March 21st, but it just didn’t seem realistic, and I didn’t want to sacrifice quality, just to make an arbitrary deadline.
So, with that all said, I feel comfortable now releasing the book cover! I’m 99% sure this is the final, but I reserve the right to change that is necessary.
On another note, my book Borrowed Souls is still on it’s FREE promotion. It has been running all weekend, and will revert back to it’s regular price at midnight tonight. Be sure to check it out for a good read with no money spent. Free is free, right?Read More
Hey everyone. I’ve got two books on special. The first one is called Linear Shift, Part 2, and it is on sale for .99 cents, down from $2.99. The sale is good until March 20th. The second special is for my book Borrowed Souls, and it is FREE today, March 15th and tomorrow, March 16th. Be sure to check them out! Just click the cover images below to be whisked off to Amazon.Read More