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novelist. Welcome to my blog and website. Here, you can learn what is going on in my life and in my writing
Saturday, March 24, 2012
It will still happen; back on track
8:30 pm cdt
Okay. I have found an editor to give Jane Doe a good going-over. It won't happen until some time in May, but it
will still happen.
So, I will drive on and learn what I can from this setback. I am already thinking about what I need
to do with future novels to ensure that they are truly ready to go.
In the meantime, I have published another story.
This one is called Homecoming. It takes place in a fictional small town in Minnesota. The plot involves a man named
Andre Larson, returning to the hometown he turned his back on in order to bury his mother. While he is there, he intends to
confront a secret from his past.
This is the cover:
Homecoming will soon be available for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.
Friday, March 16, 2012
12:29 pm cdt
If I ever manage to get Jane Doe published, this will be the cover. This, at least, turned out well.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I heard from the chief of my editing service earlier today. They should be able to get to Jane Doe soon. By this time next
week, I will probably have a novel ready to go.
9:13 pm cst
My cover is approved and paid for. All that's left is editing, publishing, and promotion. It seems like there's still much
left to do, but I am closer than ever before to being published, so I don't begrudge the steps I still have left.
2:29 pm cst
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
7:13 pm cst
I am in the process of having a cover designed for my novel, Jane Doe. I am also expecting to have the manuscript
proofread and edited this month. If all goes well, I could publish a novel by April or May at the very latest.
been a long time coming, and I must say I am looking forward to it. There are only a few details left on my cover design,
and then I should have a satisfactory cover, based on a scene from Chapter 1. Editing is tentatively scheduled to start Monday.
must admit to quite a bit of nervousness. Writing something is relatively easy, I have found, if you are in the right emotional
state (I have had some issues with depression over the last few years, and I can say from experience that it is extremely
hard to write when you are depressed.) The thing that is hard is publishing something and knowing that people will be reading
it, and judging what you wrote.
It feels great, though, overall, to know that I should soon be able to call myself a
About me: I have been writing since the early 1980s, ever since discovering a passion for writing during my senior year
in High School. My completed writings include novels, short stories, and newspaper articles. I have completed four novels
in that time, and have partially completed two others. I have had little success in finding an agent or a publisher for any
of my novels, and have recently taken my efforts online. During the years that I have been writing, I have also served my
country as a member of the United States Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. In the last five years, I have been deployed
to Army bases in Iraq, Kansas, and Virginia.
Look for my novel Taylor Made
, available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.