Update October 24, 2020: Progress on Shadows and Stars

Over the last few days I have been working on Shadows and Stars. Currently, I am editing a scene where Mikash and Daryn go to a festival of ivory in the capitol city of Janhalo. As I am not familiar with sculpting ivory, I did a little research on it yesterday. Right now, I am … Continue reading Update October 24, 2020: Progress on Shadows and Stars

September 20, 2020: Progress on Shadows and Stars, Tangents, and Internet Marketing

Contrary to what are probably well established principles of writing, I will start this article off with a side note, which I foresee as setting the tone for this morning. It's 11:46 and while I wait for the oven to heat up so that I can bake my croissants (small ones from Pillsbury with black … Continue reading September 20, 2020: Progress on Shadows and Stars, Tangents, and Internet Marketing

Update: Shadows and Stars, Cover 1, November 19, 2019

I have been searching for royalty-free, public domain images that I can use in my works, particularly Shadows and Stars. Here's my first idea for its cover using something from Pixabay. Let me know what you think. Of course, the proportions are for an e-book on Kindle, and I would have to modify it for a standard … Continue reading Update: Shadows and Stars, Cover 1, November 19, 2019

Update: November 19, 2019, Preparations for Shadows and Stars

I am closing in on finishing the first draft of Shadows and Stars. It's time for me to start (probably late) some of the peripheral tasks of producing a book.  I think I will start designing a cover for one thing. I hope to have Shadows and Stars published by a big, traditional publishing house rather than self-publishing, … Continue reading Update: November 19, 2019, Preparations for Shadows and Stars

Update: November 5, 2019, Writing and Playlists

Yesterday and tonight, I have made some progress in critical plot junctures in Shadows and Stars. I went to Dumas yesterday to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy. I stayed to have a good, tasty dinner of Enchiladas Verdes at El Toro. Afterwards, I stayed close to three hours to write. I got home … Continue reading Update: November 5, 2019, Writing and Playlists

Update: YouTube Playlist: Tales of Hell, November 3, 2019

One playlist that I neglected to mention during my most recent post on my playlists is one entitled "Tales of Hell". As you know, I am working on a supernatural horror novel called The Man Who Escaped from Hell. In my research for the novel I have read a few books on hell, read several articles, … Continue reading Update: YouTube Playlist: Tales of Hell, November 3, 2019

Update: YouTube Channel, November 2, 2019, Diegaro

I have added another playlist to aid in writing Shadows and Stars, During one part of the story, the protagonist, Daryn, and his guide/bodyguard, Sero, are trekking across the deep back country. Though trying to avoid people, as they proceed up a steep-walled canyon, they find a huge festival (think Walpurgisnacht) of believers in primitive religions … Continue reading Update: YouTube Channel, November 2, 2019, Diegaro

Update: September 30, 2019 Shadows and Stars

Over the weekend I made some important progress with my novel in progress, Shadows and Stars. Although I have over 80,000 words, there were still some large holes where I could not come up with a good plan to fill them. On Sunday, the 29th, I went to Ameca Mexican Restaurant to have lunch and … Continue reading Update: September 30, 2019 Shadows and Stars