What is the Writing Life today?

I have re-imagined this website and I am trying to throttle it into submission. Easier said than done. When I started this journey back in 2016, I had this idea to take a couple of screenplays I had been working on and convert them to novels and hit the Self-Publish button.

Little did I know that, five titles later, I would have two thirds of an epic fantasy and the start to a life-long series in horror cluttering up my computer’s hard drives. Not only do I have these titles up and published, I have about two dozens story starts in a top-secret folder on my computer, all begging for their time to shine.

I am smack in the middle of NaNaWriMo, as you can see from the chart to the right and I am working on my second Cold Shivers Nightmare novel, which I hope to have done, edited and published before Christmas. I also want to finish another CSN novel, which is about 65% done and get that out by February.

Then, I need to begin writing the third and final installment in The Chronicles of Wyndweir trilogy, hoping to have that one finished and out by fall of next year. I’ve already started the outline and timeline for it and it is coming together nicely.

I’d like to start writing more blog posts dealing with the writing life as I see it and how I am growing and learning as an author. As always, I appreciate any questions you may have and look forward to hearing from you.

Oh and, R.I.P. Stan “The Man” Lee.  Excelsior!!



What’s happening now?

Cover 01aThe first Chronicles of Wyndweir novel, Wicked Rising, is still with the editor and I’m not ready to start with the second story just yet. I have started working on the timeline and outline and that should be finished in the next month or so. I am looking at a begin date of November for the second novel.

In the meantime, I am working on another novel, called In The Beginning. This will be the first novel in The Pale Riders series that I have envisioned. This will not be a trilogy, but more of a serial, with each novel standing on its own.

And lastly, I am putting the finishing touches on a novel called Into the Wishing Well. This is a novel that started its life over fifteen years ago as a movie script and I just couldn’t get it finished. It sat around, gathering dust for the last ten years before it crossed my mind again. I decided to see if I could turn it into a novel and the results are less than 10,000 words away from being finished. I hope to have it done and published by the end of next month, probably about the time In The Beginning is ready to be published.

So, let me get back to my writing.