Sunday, February 26, 2012

Really a great blog post by Chuck Wendig

Felt terribly obligated to repost the link to this superb and entertaining post by Chuck Wendig.
When I first announced that I completed my novel, a lot of people asked, how did you do it, how did you find the time, etc.
As Chuck Wendig advises, I just sat down and wrote. I wrote a lot on the bus. I wrote a lot late at night when I should have been sleeping, I wrote while I was waiting for my wife to finish putting on her makeup.
There is no magic to moving from aspiring writer to writer: just write.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A "Taste" of Artist, slated for May 30, 2012 release

My second novel, Artist, has a tentative release date of May 30, 2012, which means it probably won't be available until November. Here's a snippet, just for fun: 
        If one could, for even a moment, ignore the fact that the dinner guests were corpses and the main course was a plate of severed human hands, then it would have appeared as if they had crashed a perfectly pleasant dinner party. The dead diners were all neatly dressed and well-groomed.  There was no rot and barely a smell of death at all.  In fact, Cos wondered if he were just imagining the smell of death. The corpses looked relatively fresh.
          “I don’t know, Frankie,” Cos said, “but if I had to guess, I’d say that three hours ago all these people were still alive and those hands were still raw. I got a ten spot says forensics confirms that.”

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Opening the Box to the Community

Independent authors are a rising force within the publishing industry. Having recently joined those ranks, I confess to being very pleasantly surprised how supportive the community of independent authors is. Accordingly, I will be beginning a blog roll on the right side of this page and I will be creating a link at the top for self-publishers to promote their full-length works. I am also making the main page available to independent authors to publish short stories or opinion pieces. I'll make some rules for self-promotion on the main page and I will follow them myself.