Month: August 2014

Almost There!

Despite breaking my thumb, I’m nearly finished with my second book. You can’t keep a determined author down!

Renovations are nearly complete. Some final painting is happening today and new furniture will arrive this weekend.

I have official release dates for all three of my Black Gate Trilogy books. More to come about that a little later.

I mentioned getting some bad news in my last post and wanted to touch on it simply as a way of getting it off my chest. Someone in my immediate family was recently diagnosed with cancer. Many of my family members freaked out, but not me. I prefer to wait until the doctors run all their tests and come up with a game plan before forming an opinion. I’m not really the freaking out type. I’m more of the let’s see what’s wrong and then do whatever we can do to make things better type of guy. My glass tends to be half full.

It’s been tough finding the motivation to write some days. In the back of my mind I know deadlines don’t care what’s going on in my life. So I write on. My hope is that I bring some of that real world darkness to my fictional world. Writing has been a good release. I’m grateful.

The second book in the Black Gate Trilogy is currently approaching 83,000 words. My plan is to finish the final, epic battle scene tonight and start editing tomorrow. I’m not going to lie, it’s taken me a little longer than I would have liked. I’d rather take a little longer and get things right rather than rush through. After that, I’ll send it along to my agent and a few trusted readers. Fine tuning will likely follow before I send it off to my publisher.

Then it’s on to the third book! I plan on finishing it by July of 2015. Rest assured, things are happening behind the scenes here in Slushland. Be patient my friends. Please? I knew you’d understand.

I can’t wait to share these books with all of you. Spoiler alert: Not everyone makes it to the third book. Read into that what you will.

Expect big things from me in 2016. We’re talking Kaiju running through the city big. Broken bones, cancer, and anything else be damned!

When darkness descends…will you run, or rise?

Taking a Break And Other News

I know I haven’t been blogging much the past couple of weeks. It’s not you, it’s me. Seriously.

Between renovations and some other personal, and bad news, I really haven’t had much time for anything. In order for me to make a bunch of deadlines, I’m unplugging the internet and staying up most nights so I can finish up a few projects (four short stories and my second book). If you don’t hear from me in a few weeks, I’m very busy.

SNAFU has been getting some great reviews. A few of those reviewers call out my story as one they particularly liked. That makes me a happy writer. Thanks to everyone who purchased a copy, and a big “thank you” to all the readers leaving reviews. You are made of awesome.

In other news, my publisher gave me a tentative release schedule for all three of my books. I don’t want to share just yet in case things change. Anyone anxious to get their hands on my first book will have to wait a while. We’ll just have to be patient. I can’t wait for you guys to read it!

Thanks for all the support. It means so much to me. I’ll be back in a few weeks when things settle down some. In the meantime. Here’s a picture of Buck. He wants you to keep reading and writing! 🙂

 

Buck

Song of the Week: Get Hurt, by The Gaslight Anthem

I’m in the middle of a bathroom renovation and trying to wrap up my second book, but I had to stop when I heard this song. Since I love music so much, I naturally wanted to share with all of you. These are some of the best lyrics I’ve heard in a long, long time. The video isn’t too shabby either. Check out New Jersey’s own, The Gaslight Anthem, and their song, Get Hurt. Their new album drops August 12th.

You can find out more about The Gaslight Anthem, by following this link: http://www.thegaslightanthem.com/