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
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
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
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.
For a week or more, I have been making some progress on Shadows and Stars bit by bit, a sentence or word at a time. In the background, because my place is so solitary and quiet, I have been running re-runs of House in the background (I have the series on DVD). I am on … Continue reading Update December 12, 2019, 11:11 p.m. House and the Golden Bowl
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
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
Because I got almost no sleep on Tuesday night, I was dragging all day and managed to get a few words written or deleted for Shadows and Stars. I did manage to read through Nocturne... and to at least think about where I should place the newly discovered poems and how the two poems might change the … Continue reading Update: October 10, 2019 “Shadows and Stars” and “Nocturne…”
Yesterday, I did no serious writing, taking only some notes during the course of the day. Most of the day was spent still putting up a few things after my recent move to Arkansas and doing a lot of laundry. I did come up with some ideas regarding some short stories I put on the … Continue reading Update: October 6, 2019, 3:49 p.m. CDT, Foray Back into Short Stories and Horror
So far I have spent a small part of the day posting ads for my works for every day up to October 6. I neglected to do so for August and the few sales I have had show that. Last night I went to dinner at Hoot's Barbecue in McGehee, AR. The food is good. … Continue reading Update: September 6, 2019, Marketing and Publicity and other Writing Demons
After reviewing the word counts on my three novels in progress, I realize that I should be focusing on The Man Who Escaped from Hell (working title), which is by far the furthest along at 84,000+ words. I want it between 80,000 and 100,000. Shadows and Stars..., however, is at 54,000+ with the same goal … Continue reading Update: June 8, 2019, 4:48 p.m. “The Man Who Escaped from Hell”
I didn't get any writing done yesterday, though I had a couple of ideas. Too tired from a busy workweek so far. I am hoping to get something done this evening. My conscience is weighing upon me. I feel guilty when not writing. Anymore, writing is the most exciting thing I do. I am experimenting … Continue reading Update: June 5, 2019 5:22 p.m.
I just now finished typing up the first draft of my new sci-fi short story, "The Charade", 2,167 words. This will be set in the future, after a battle over Denver, during which US forces repelled an invading alien armada. The US commander has captured the alien commander and is interrogating him to an extreme. … Continue reading Update: May 1, 2019, 1:23 a.m.