Refuge cover and update

The cover illustration came back, and I got a brilliant typography artist to help me rebrand the covers. People told me they seemed like they were "young adult" and "twee." Lesson learned: Hire professionals! Refuge itself is now nearly in its final form. I need to send it off to the editor for a final proofread/correction which [...]

By |2018-12-06T10:41:30+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Book 3: Refuge, Writing|1 Comment

Refuge is off to the beta readers

After way too much work, I've finally managed to get Refuge to the point where I'll let someone else read it. It's way bigger than Dead Gods at 130,000 words as opposed to Dead Gods at 102,000. Now it's up to my intrepid betas to rip me a new one and tell me all the ways [...]

By |2018-11-15T19:07:22+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Book 3: Refuge|0 Comments

Refuge first pass edit complete!

Just now I finished my first pass edit. You have no idea what a weight off my chest this is. Transcription as a way of generating a first draft is awesome—you generate the story so quickly. But then you have to go back and clean it up. And sometimes what it transcribes is so terribly wrong [...]

By |2018-11-08T10:38:04+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Book 3: Refuge, Writing|0 Comments

Refuge first draft completed!

Yesterday I finished the first draft of Refuge. It was an epic push, 16000 words. The final word count is 128,000-ish. Now, that's a messy first draft. It's going to require quite a bit of cleanup, but the story is all there now. Next step is the grueling post-dictation cleanup phase, then first edit pass, beta [...]

By |2018-10-22T11:33:21+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Book 3: Refuge, Writing|0 Comments

Dead Gods is Out!

Hey, I've taken the time to set up the blog part of this web site. So, on September 10th I released Dead Gods, which is book 2 in the Land of Dreams series. The reception so far has been great - people love the book. I am extremely happy with that. The book was ready [...]

By |2018-09-12T15:23:59+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, Land of Dreams|1 Comment