Update: The Chamber and My Writing

I have been busy establishing The Chamber over the past month or more and my writing has therefore suffered. The beautiful spring weather here in Arkansas seems to have brought in a severe bout of laziness as well. On a personal note, as of April 3, I have received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine. … Continue reading Update: The Chamber and My Writing

Update for March 4, 2021: Lycanthrope

Here is a quick update on my progress on my horror novel, Lycanthrope. Currently, I have over 46,000 words on Lycanthrope and I am gradually building toward a climax, probably the first of two or three along with at least two plot twists that should spice things up. The main setting of Lycanthrope is in … Continue reading Update for March 4, 2021: Lycanthrope

My Kind of Place to Write

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npVellnR6D8 Before the Coronavirus struck, I used to love to go to coffee shops or diners and write with a decent pen into a spiral notebook. I have a few dozens of these on my library shelves, where I would come up with an idea while out running errands and then go buy a notebook … Continue reading My Kind of Place to Write

Update: Progress on Lycanthrope, Feb. 2, 2021, 4:56 a.m.

I resurrected Lycanthrope on December 31 and now have 45,729 words in it. I couldn't sleep, so I am working on it now (4:56 a.m.). As you know, I love the ambience videos on YouTube. I was watching the one below to help me relax and fall asleep, but my mind wouldn't shut down (I … Continue reading Update: Progress on Lycanthrope, Feb. 2, 2021, 4:56 a.m.

Update: Lycanthrope

I just now reached 40, 246 words on Lycanthrope. According to my scan of publishers on Duotrope, 40,000 words is the minimal word count that almost all publishers will consider a novel. My best estimate currently is that I will need another 20,000 words to complete Lycanthrope. I have been working on this since the … Continue reading Update: Lycanthrope

Update: Shadows and Stars, Lycanthrope

I haven't written more on Shadows and Stars recently. I am deciding on a major revision or two and on the final length. I have resurrected the first novel I worked on way back in the 90's: Lycanthrope. This is my take on the legends of werewolves but set in present-day rural Arkansas. I am … Continue reading Update: Shadows and Stars, Lycanthrope

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 of September 15, 2020: Follow up on “A Semblance of Normalcy”

Just a quick note. I finished "A Semblance of Normalcy" tonight and submitted it to Nightmare Magazine. I should hear back from them in anywhere from a few days to two weeks. After I submitted it, of course I thought of a way I could improve it. I should have added more descriptors to make … Continue reading Update of September 15, 2020: Follow up on “A Semblance of Normalcy”

Update of September 12, 2020: My Short Story “A Semblance of Normalcy”

I managed to come up with an idea as to how to fill a gap in the story and wrote a synopsis in the spot where it should go, but I have to flesh it out today. Hopefully, the finished story will be about 2,500-3,000 words long. This is horror. The original title, as I … Continue reading Update of September 12, 2020: My Short Story “A Semblance of Normalcy”

A Quick Updates for September 11, 2020: Publicity, Marketing, and My Novel

First of all, my heartfelt condolences go out to all the families who lost loved ones on 9/11. That tragedy and its consequences, both direct and indirect, changed the US and our society forever. We will be feeling the repercussions of that day for decades, if not generations, to come. It awoke us to the … Continue reading A Quick Updates for September 11, 2020: Publicity, Marketing, and My Novel

Update of September 8, 2020, 12:01 a.m.

I have managed to get some critical progress done on Shadows and Stars today.  I have a few major plot holes in my first draft. My goal over the weekend was to fill them and add a significant amount of words (though still keeping the work concise) to the text. I forget what I did Friday … Continue reading Update of September 8, 2020, 12:01 a.m.

Update of September 5: “The Interrogation of General Tsak” and the Search for Reviewers Continues

I have spent a long time writing a short story entitled "The Interrogation of General Tsak" and I finished it today. I can take a quick breather before I get back to Shadows and Stars. This is the story of a self-centered Air Force colonel who is interrogating a captured,princiled alien general after a failed … Continue reading Update of September 5: “The Interrogation of General Tsak” and the Search for Reviewers Continues

Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Just for everyone's information, if you have been following my Instagram account at pslattery1515 and have noticed that there have been no updates for a while, that is because I have changed my Instagram account to philslattery1957. Please follow me there. The reason for this is because I no longer have the cell phone or … Continue reading Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Just for everyone's information, if you have been following my Instagram account at pslattery1515 and have noticed that there have been no updates for a while, that is because I have changed my Instagram account to philslattery1957. Please follow me there. The reason for this is because I no longer have the cell phone or … Continue reading Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Just for everyone's information, if you have been following my Instagram account at pslattery1515 and have noticed that there have been no updates for a while, that is because I have changed my Instagram account to philslattery1957. Please follow me there. The reason for this is because I no longer have the cell phone or … Continue reading Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Just for everyone's information, if you have been following my Instagram account at pslattery1515 and have noticed that there have been no updates for a while, that is because I have changed my Instagram account to philslattery1957. Please follow me there. The reason for this is because I no longer have the cell phone or … Continue reading Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Just for everyone's information, if you have been following my Instagram account at pslattery1515 and have noticed that there have been no updates for a while, that is because I have changed my Instagram account to philslattery1957. Please follow me there. The reason for this is because I no longer have the cell phone or … Continue reading Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Just for everyone's information, if you have been following my Instagram account at pslattery1515 and have noticed that there have been no updates for a while, that is because I have changed my Instagram account to philslattery1957. Please follow me there. The reason for this is because I no longer have the cell phone or … Continue reading Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Just for everyone's information, if you have been following my Instagram account at pslattery1515 and have noticed that there have been no updates for a while, that is because I have changed my Instagram account to philslattery1957. Please follow me there. The reason for this is because I no longer have the cell phone or … Continue reading Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515