I mean, I really don't. Okay, listen: I've written a few books now. A handful. But even with my limited output, I've learned a thing or two about this writing gig. There are things you can learn about writing from other people. That's why every liberal arts college in the known universe offers courses in … Continue reading I Don’t Know Why I Do This to Myself
It's 2019. I'm sure most of you are aware of this by now, and those who aren't... well I tip my cap. Your New Year's Eve celebration must have been epic. I'm not a New Years resolution sort of guy. Haven't been for a long time. I don't really know why I stopped the practice, … Continue reading Newness
It's hard to believe that it's already release day for the first volume of my epic fantasy series, Cerah of Quadar, but it's true! A Dark Clock is now available from Northern Lake Publishing and can be purchased from Amazon.com in either Kindle or paperback format. And, because I'm a big sweety, I've even provided a way … Continue reading It’s Release Day!
I am just about as happy as a boy can be. On April 27, Northern Lake Publishing announced that my fantasy series Cerah of Quadar will be released under the NLP imprint. The first volume, entitled A Dark Clock, will be released on May 8, (yes... just eight days from today). Volumes 2 and 3 are slated to … Continue reading Say Hello to Cerah…Again!
Although my writing over the past several months has taken me in new directions, my thoughts have been recently drifting back to my first two novels, collectively the Cerah of Quadar series, and I've been dealing with the fact that I have never really been happy with the cover design. I was talking with a … Continue reading Cerah of Quadar Cover Redesigns
I've always loved that expression: "back in the saddle." Not that I've been in a literal saddle in the past 50 years or so (since day camp in the 1960's I think), but I'm always hopping into figurative saddles and racing off somewhere. In my last, brief post, I mentioned that I'd gotten caught up in a side-project … Continue reading Back In The Saddle
MAGIC As you know if you've read either of the first two books, magic plays a big role in the world of Quadar. The wizards of Melsa and Cerah, the Chosen One herself, use magic often, and they are trained to use it well. In A Dark Clock, the wizard Kern tells Cerah a good deal about the nature of the magic of Melsa. Basically, … Continue reading The Magic of A New Shadow
In the midst of all the excitement over the release of my second novel in the Cerah of Quadar series, (perhaps you've heard? Many Hidden Rooms is now available?) I haven't done much writing about what I'm writing currently. (Don't you hate writers that write about writing? I should write something about that one day!) This seems … Continue reading The Honeymoon
I have indicated in the past that I'm a bit of a "fly by the seat of my britches" kind of writer. I have an idea of where I want to start and a less well-formed idea of where I want to finish, and then I kind of sit back and see what happens along … Continue reading Out Of The Blue
I've probably mentioned it in passing, (I've actually whined about it repeatedly), but I hate editing. I get that, especially for the impoverished indie writer, it's a necessary evil, part of the gig, just another bump in the road, [add your cliché here]. I get it. But it still sucks. Last night, while I was … Continue reading Editing Nightmares