Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Plotting on book four (Code name: PK) is so near completed it doesn't even matter anymore. Currently working on chapter four, have had good response by members of the local writer's group to my readings from chapter three.

Unmastered audio from Journeyman Warsmith has been posted to ACX for my initial approval. I will bit off a big chunk of review for that Thursday and hope to finish Friday.

Working with a fabulous local author to get his incredibly well crafted teenage self-help workbook up on Createspace and Kindle. A few hiccups, but I'll get the links up as soon as we iron them out.

New job fell into my lap, advising for the local Community College. Great co-workers, excellent resources to help me do what I was already doing for local authors and others, at a higher level. Even though things have been hectic in the learning stage, I have been able to keep up with my other writing organizations and previous consulting workload. The excitement has spurred productivity in my Blademage Saga research, and is finding its way onto the page as the story line continues to unfold.

The podcast with Aldus Baker is here. The interview went well, since then I have had little time to sit down, plug in, and listen to anything. I crashed and burned on the race portion, having not even gotten halfway through the final checks on Apprentice before the interview hit. Please check it out, and consider looking at his stuff. What I have read reminds me of my earlier writing, and is quite enjoyable. He's a pleasant fellow to talk with, and I look forward to interacting with him more in the future.

As October is overly full of family stuff, I intend to coil in anticipation of striking in November, participating in NaNo for the first time ever. I should be independent enough in my advisory sessions at the Center by then to schedule meetings in the morning and use that boost to energize me for the rest of the day.

Put in my order for the Traeger Smoker-Grill I've been wanting, and it looks like we'll be breaking it in at the Franklin Building Supply in Fruitland sometime soon, in what may be a two day event pairing my promotion with a great sale. Details to follow.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Recorded the podcast interview with Aldus Baker today. It went well, I had a lot of fun talking with him before, during, and after the interview content.

He said that the interview should be out a couple of weeks after this Monday.

Challenge Accepted!

Yeah, I know there was no challenge issued, but sometimes it takes a combination of a Star Wars and HIMYM references to dredge up the extra motivation to do something I've been dragging my feet on for far too long.

The print version of Apprentice Swordceror has been put off long enough. I'm setting a goal to have the preview copies in hand by the time the podcast airs. It'll be tight, but I think it will work. Wait for it...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Plot Thickening

The whirlwind is slowing. A few more appointments this week, another Author event at the end of the month with the Gaggle... (Or what's left of it)

During the downtime between appointments today, I hunkered down over a trio of tri-tip tacos at BBQ4LIFE, and hammered out a few pages of plot revisions, and a few more of background worldbuilding. The story is back building, I won't be able to focus on anything else very soon. The outline I have for book five had been more exciting to me than what I had put together for book four, until this afternoon. There are still some specific things I need to research, to be better able to bend them to my will and capture on the page.

It's coming along.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Totally Awesome.

The bar was set pretty high, and we didn't quite reach it. Not as far as we'd hoped, but much better than I feared. 889 pre-sales as of midnight. That's $444.50 for the Ada Community Library's Special Events Department. Minimum. Rounding up is good. We'll talk about that later.

For now, thanks to everyone who has helped support the Saga, and the Library. More in the morning.