Sunday, September 14, 2014

Transcended update

Good news! (Maybe). My current book is too large for a single volume. I'm at 120k words and just getting started on the third part, so I have decided to start cleaning up the manuscript to the first two parts to be bound in a single book. It is the only way I am going to be able to get a book out before next year. I just hope it doesn't flub so bad no one reads the second one. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sorry for the lack of updates.

When it comes to social media, I fail horribly at multitasking. It is all I can do to maintain a Facebook page. My next book, Transcended, is over 106k words now. While this would normally be nearing its conclusion for my other works, this one is a bit different. Transcended is basically three books in one. I expect it to reach near 200k words by the time I finish, hence the time it is taking me to write it. I plan to hire a proofreader, so that will add at least two months to the production time. I hope it is worth the wait. It is vastly different than what I have written int he past. It is about the character and not supported by frequent action scenes. I hope the character portrayal and dialogue is enough to keep readers' hooked.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Sorcerer's Vengeance error

It appears that something happened to book 4's manuscript. Amazon had an old edition published instead of the newer one. I don't know if I made the mistake or they somehow rolled back an edition. I have uploaded the new manuscript. I believe the biggest change was removing a scene between Sandy and a couple of characters whose only purpose was some humor.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Transcended update

I've topped 30,000 words on Transcended and I've only scratched the surface of the story. It's taking a little longer to get to the heart of it than I had hoped. Many readers have short attention spans these days and I fear some will put it down as boring due to the lack of "excitement" that was so frequent in The Sorcerer's Path. Transcended is more of a Huck Fynn meets Bad Santa kind of story. Most of the fun is in the dialogue and my hero's character and not in epic battles and flashy displays of magic. I hope my narrative and dialog is entertaining enough to keep readers' interest.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Blood Conspiracy is on Amazon

I just uploaded Blood Conspiracy to Amazon.
I will have it in print as soon as I defeat MS Word's auto format. It is currently refusing to adhere to my commands when it comes to section breaks like an itinerant HAL. "I cannot do that, Dave." I'm going to install Open Office and see if it's formatting features are a little less tyrannical.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


My cover illustrator made me a neat wallpaper using all the glyphs she designed.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

You're fired! or You are the weakest link. Goodbye.

I sell most of my books on 3 sites: Amazon (99% of all sales), Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble (because Smashwords was taking way to long to distribute to them). Smashwords is a constant thorn in my side. I have format EVERYTHING different for them. They don't allow large fonts for titles, no hyperlinks to anything other than my blog or FB page, and anytime I make any change (like uploading a new cover) the manuscript contains problems that weren't there before despite not having touched the manuscript. These people have added hours and hours of work to fixing alleged problems every time I publish a new book, make a new cover, or make any changes to my manuscript. So I fired them. I fired them and Barnes and Noble. B&N didn't do anything wrong and their site is very writer friendly and caused no problems, but it is still to much work to justify spending the time it takes to create a separate book for them. All my books will be available exclusively on Amazon and will soon by free for Prime members where you can "borrow" them to read. Don't worry, I still get paid. I know that is your greatest concern and I deeply appreciate it. Thank you, readers. Smashwords...say hi to Azerick in the abyss for me.
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