I’m proud to say that my writing partner and I seem to be right on track with our plan to finish this novella in the month of February. It isn’t easy–we are both typing our fingers off.

For me, it helps that the weather has been terrible even for a Midwestern February. There is little temptation to do anything at night but sit by my fireplace and write. Perhaps we’ll coin a new genre called “blizzard fiction.”

A little housekeeping update: I’ve put “Jump” on Amazon, where it is listed for .99 cents (and comparable prices internationally). Amazon will not allow me to make it free, but I wanted it there for the visibility. If you would like to read it, though, DON’T give Amazon .99 cents. Go instead to Smashwords or B& (also, the iBookstore, soonish, I hope) and download it for free.

I have also started doing e-book cover design. More on that after this novella is in the can and submitted to a publisher!

Nose to the Grindstone…ouch!

I know I said I was back, and I AM. But I am also in head-down, crazy-typing mode because I did a nutty thing to myself.

I dared myself to write something in the month of February. And by “write” I mean, draft, revise, revise again and submit for publication.

The saving graces are: 1) I have a co-author for this (which is a first for me) and 2) the project is a novella, so the word goal is roughly 25K.

Additional nutty details include that this a whole new genre I’ve never written before (I just can’t seem to stop throwing myself giant learning curves with this writing thing) and, it’s a project that never appeared–not even as a twinkle in my eye–in December when I was writing up my 2014 Writing Goals and giving myself month-by-month checklists.

So, hello, goodbye…see you in two weeks when I toss this project to my writing partner. Meanwhile, happy Black History month. Go read a good book. This one, maybe.

I’m Back!

I have to apologize for falling off the blogging wagon for so long. My main excuse is a broken wrist which has kept me from writing much more than can be thumb-typed on a phone keyboard.

But also, I’ve just been lazy. I have some posts to share with you, but I’m also interested in hearing from you (if indeed you are even still around!) if there is anything you’d like to hear about in my reading or writing life.

So drop me a message in one of my various electronic outlets (including, of course, this one!) and let me know if you have a burning question.

Escapism On Sale for the Holidays

Who couldn’t use a little fictional escape from the stresses of the holidays, right?

As a gift to my friends, family and other readers (do I have any readers who aren’t friends or family?), I am offering Eden for .99 between midnight on Wednesday, 25 December and 11pm on Friday, 27 December.

So if you’ve been thinking of maybe trying the book out, or wanted the juicy bits I left out of the blog version, here’s your chance to scoop it up for pocket change!