Sunday, May 31, 2009

Finally on Amazon! recently made all of their material available on This is huge in opening up a much larger audience. Unfortunately, amazon gets their cut, too, so prices have gone up somewhat if you want to buy on amazon, but at least more people can see my stuff now. Lulu still stands as the best price for anything I've written, and they have samples of each book, rather than just a picture of the cover. I'm ecstatic!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Another project I have in development is called Pandemonium. It's a post apocalyptic story starring me, along with several other people who live nearby. I'm not sure how much personal detail I'd put in there, but it would be my neighbors and I fighting against a swarm of creatures that is destroying the world.

This might sound a bit self-aggrandizing, seeing how I'm apparently important enough to help fight the end of the world, but it's more about strongholding and just surviving as hordes of somewhat unintelligent creatures gobble down the rest of the people. In the same vein as some of those horror movies where regular people have to fight to survive when the invasion comes, the retired military folk that live around me will help battle a monstrous swarm, and it all starts in my garage one morning when the power is out...

If it were you, what skills do you have that might help you make it through the worst days humanity has ever seen?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

1 chapter a day?

My wish to do a chapter a day has kind of died. I mean, I'd like to, but real life keeps intervening. Then there was that month of Command & Conquer. Owning a house seems to slow me down, too. There's always some yard project or fix-up to do. The end of the school year is closing in, so that might present me some more time, but I do have people visiting. It'll just get done when it's done.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Indie Authors' Alliance

Randomly decided to maybe start a group for self-published authors, making this website:Indie Authors' Alliance

I'm not sure if it will work or even be useful, but it seems like a fun idea. I'm just trying to get more buzz and more traffic for myself as well as whomever else helps out. It might even be fun. Most of this came from a forum post I made on I ended up making a whole bunch of acquaintances on there, most of whom are also writers. We'll just have to see how things pan out.

Anyway, it's getting late, and I have work in the morning. Keep typing...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ongoing Edits

Still working on the Sworn Lands. I decided to do at least 1 chapter a day rather than sporadic work. After the last few days, I'm 30% done, and should be done somewhere around the end of this month or middle of next. I'd like to get that done so I can work on one of these other projects I've been mentioning.

I've also been refining an idea for a really rude detective story. James Finder is a guy who can find people by hijacking some of their senses to get clues about their whereabouts. Here are a few excerpts from my idea file:

"She was one of those broads that distracted you from the shortcomings of her face with short skirts and leggy get-ups. She knew how to use what she had, and I was thinking about using what she had, too..."

"My old partner... he had a face like a bear and breath like a badger. I told him to eat a tic-tac and look the other way. Problem solved."

"Piety - surely the tastiest sounding of my shortcomings."

"She had a nice pair of muffins filling her blouse, and I wanted to give them a squeeze to see how cakey they were inside. Unfortunately, I had work to do. I am a masochist."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I'm still working on the editing phase of The Sworn Lands. I've never taken this long to edit something before. Life keeps interrupting. There is always another project that takes me away from it, but I guess there is no real rush.

I'm hoping to start getting more hits on this blog. I'm trying to expand the contact I get from lulu and my personal site, so hopefully this will help, eventually. Please feel free to pass on the site and especially lulu's site.

I'll get another post up soon, maybe detailing another idea or two I had for stories. I've been working on outlines and just general notes on several stories, as that is more fun sometimes than editing.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Website Updates!

Hey, readers. I went and spent my weekend updating my website. It'd been a year, and it really needed it. I wanted to make it look prettier, a bit less spartan, and also update it so that it connects to this blog and to my online bookseller. I really think you'll all like it, and I even opened up a few spots with some teasers for my new books or books in the works: pandemonium, the sworn lands, in-roam 2, and earthbound. Take a peek at some of the hints there.

Thanks again, and keep reading!