With a tip of the hat to Larry Correia. Step 1: Write Book. Step 2: Pick Agent who, based on their past representation, will be interested in your book. Step 3: Submit to Agent. Step 3a: Get Rejected. Return to Step 2. Step 3b: After several iterations of the 3a Loop, throw hands in air … More How to Get an Agent, and How to Deal with Failure
Here’s where we are on my Civil War novel. I just finished Chapter 7 of a planned 15. Chapters are averaging somewhere between 4,000-5,000 words (rough estimate). This will put me at about 70,000 words, reasonable size for a novel. If I finish in the next six weeks or so, I can let it lie … More The Sword Update
I don’t just write and Dad (and Play Crusader Kings) all day, I also work for a living. And the end of summer means the resumption of the daily sweat to earn my bread. Which is fine, because it doesn’t put a halt to writing. Specifically, it doesn’t put a halt to editing Last Tomorrow. I’m … More Back to Work
Not the last, I assure you… That’s preliminary artwork, done with Adobe Spark. Today was my first real day of writing, and I got 2,0000 words, which isn’t bad. I’m deep in chapter 4, and the true action of the novel, the March to the Sea, is about to begin.
I just put the most satisfying words – THE END – an author ever composes onto Void. The last three chapters will be available in their entirety in the next issue of Unnamed Journal. Which means I’ve finished almost a week ahead of my June 1st deadline. Which means I’ve hit all my deadlines this year – … More That’s Three Novellas Done, Gang.
I completed another year above ground on Saturday. While the good wishes were flowing in on Facebook, I decided to give back by posting some YouTube videos of tunes that resonated with me on that particular day. Herewith, those same videos, in a concise playlist, for your Monday listening enjoyement. Muddy Waters “Mannish Boy” Obvious, sure. … More My Birthday Music