Monthly Archives: April 2012

Futuredaze: YA SciFi Anthology

Getting really excited for this one. I love working on stuff for anthologies. So far I’ve participated in two of the three “Fables for Japan” volumes. And it is an experience I’ll never forget. So when I was turned onto “Futuredaze,” … Continue reading

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The sweet smell of digital money

Received an email from Amazon last night, stating that I shall be receiving my first deposit for my short stories. That’s right everyone, I can now say I’m a paid author. You will now all refer to me as Professional Author … Continue reading

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Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary Tour

Last night my wife and I went to see “Les Miserables” at the Fox Theatre. I have seen the musical twice before. Once at the Atlanta Civic Center and once on Broadway. Naturally, the Broadway cast set the bar for every … Continue reading

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Tried something new

Huzzah! I finished up chapter 14 last night. But I did try something new. I’m not sure how many of you know that I write everything by hand first. The feel of the pen to paper really helps me be … Continue reading

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So it was true.

The 30 thousand word block hit me, and it hit me hard.  I had read from other authors that getting up to the 30k mark will be easy. But once you get past it, you’ll run aground. When I started … Continue reading

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First 11 chapters

My wife and I decided it was time for her to start reading my novel. Up to this point I have kept it close to my chest. For two reasons. One, she wanted to be able to read the novel in … Continue reading

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One step forward

I have a good wife. Last night she looked at me and said, “Go write.” She can be very persuasive. So I sat down in my little writing nook in the guest room and pumped out a few pages. I can’t … Continue reading

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The Bandwagon

Excuse me, have you seen a wagon full of writers pass by this way? I seem to have lost my place on it. For the past two weeks I’ve done about zero on my novel. Perhaps only a few paragraphs at … Continue reading

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Spec Scripts: Grimm

My friend Matthew Quinn was talking about writing a Spec Script not to long ago. I started thinking about it and coupled with the fact that my oldest brother is a screen writer, I began to mull over the idea of … Continue reading

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Stalled Out

Ugh. I suppose it was bound to happen eventually. The constant progress I’ve made on my novel has stalled out. Well, more like puttering along. I’ve written a bit here and there. Just a few paragraphs at a time. Which … Continue reading

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