Posts Tagged ‘Goodhalo’

Red Pen Diaries

Revisions for Goodhalo – First Draft are under way. It wasn’t (and won’t be) easy, but I got a couple of pages marked up real nice n’ red. So much so that my pen (which I suspect was old) ran dry and I had to make a special trip to get ‘the pen’ to mark up my work.

You know…

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Back In The Groove? Uh. No.

Maybe it was writing a whole novel in 31 days that did this to me, but I swear, I feel like I’ve just the laziest of slobs this last week or so. Seriously. I’ve been jonesing to work on the editing of my GOODHALO novel for a couple of months, but when given the opportunity last night to do that…I …

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I’ve Been De-Programmed. Temporarily.


It’s weird not hurrying to the computer when the family goes to bed to work on my novel-in-progress. Dare I say it? I feel like a little part of me has died and I don’t know what to do with myself. I swore I’d take 2 months before I start editing the thing, but I’m finding myself fretting and …

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GOODHALO – Draft 1: Complete

Strike up the band, y’all. My 4th full-length book, Goodhalo, is finally done. It began back in early April of this year, immediately following the completion of The Short Bus Journal. My goal was always to get it written over the summer.

Considering summer ‘officially’ ends in less than 6 days, I’m waaaay happy that I reached my goal.


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I Gots To Work On My Pitch

So, here’s something:

While on the way home from a fire call this weekend, my friend TJ asked me about my books. I, of course asked him which one…you know, since I have so many that are stacking up in my office.

He sort of shrugged and said, “The one you’re staying up late and working on. You know, the …

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Catch Up

I swear I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet. I’ve just been working REALLY hard on getting my book into a 1st draft that I feel good about. I think I’m a week away from that happening. That’s not so bad.

In the last few days, I’ve had some major stuff happen in GOODHALO.

To be vague:

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Closing In

Well, I’m getting ever-closer to getting my work-in-progress GOODHALO done. While I don’t know that 75,000 words will finish it off, I do see the end of this first book in sight. I have a feeling it’s going to take 90,000 to get it told and that I probably won’t be able to finish it by September 1st.

That’s totally …

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Scaring Myself

It JUST started storming here in the great Midwest. I’m talking booming thunder, wicked lightning and hard rain pelting the window of my basement office. What better atmosphere to write the 2nd half of my fantasy/adventure/zombie fest GOODHALO?

It’s almost like nature decided to produce the ambiance just for me. I was just writing a wicked scene that (if they …

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Nuggets O’ Fun

Dang. I feel like I’ve been letting my handful of readers down by not putting up posts as often. I know I said it’d be pretty thin this month, but I feel guilty. I know it drives me nuts to log into a blog I love only to see the same Title day after day after day…

So, I’ve compiled …

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Under Pressure…

Okay, so the fire’s been lit.

Yes, I’m talking about the one directly under my buttsteak. It’s time for me to move from talking about getting my 4th novel done and hammer this sucker out.

Here’s where I’m sitting: 20,685 words.

My goal? Have the dang thing finished. Somewhere around 75,000 words.

Can it be done? Absolutely.

That being said, …

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