Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tivo is a Writers Friend

There are big distractions for me that seriously cut into my daily fiction writing these days:
  • Work - That whole having to earn a living thing is a real time consumer.
  • Dumb TV Shows - I just cleared a lot of crappy shows off my Tivo.
  • Facebook - It is easy to spend to many hours explaining how the world really works to people.
  • Sleep - 30% of my life is spent on pause and I kinda love it too much.
  • Food - I am trying to stop standing in front of the fridge and pantry. (Lost 31lbs so far!)
I am actually pretty lucky that I don't have a job any more that demands extra hours or work on weekends.

I will still always record and watch favorite shows. I actually use it as a reward system now. No Walking Dead until I finish writing a chapter.

Facebook reduction is easy. Just don't feed the trolls or argue politics. Bigots are my reserved target space now. Plus I read and comment lightly. I never do FB from work, but I do have Twitter up.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

What's Next?

Last weekend I went to the Maryland Renfest. Any chance to not wear pants and I'm in! Some friends this photo is a good, "About the Author" photo. "It says all anyone needs to know!"

I finished my first novel last week and it went to an editor for spelling and grammar edits.

Being in the habit of working it daily, I moved right on to the next book:

     The Broken Cage

I had so much I cut out of the first book I spend the first week sorting through the sections I wanted to keep. I already have 18 chapters and 35,000 words for book two.

This book will be so much faster to finish. I have a clear plot to go on and a worthy climax already written.

Today I am also going on a photoshoot with a model that I might base one of my characters on and use for cover art. Totally bad ass...

--Now for cool cover art...


Thursday, October 16, 2014


Tonight I officially am finished with my first novel.

Now I have to get it proof read by some serious Spelling and Grammar Nazi.

Then I will have it read by some select friends for feedback and possible revisions.

Then it is off to the Kindle Store!!

--Tomorrow I begin Book 2.