Flyin’ High

So, not quite 2 hours after I wrote my previous post, basically begging anyone to take an interest. . . not a strong moment. . . I received a request for some pages from one of the agencies I queried. Sure, she'll probably pass once she reads my first sentence or two, but it does …

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Querying

So, I know that I'm not an agent's wet dream by any means.  I've written a sci-fi super-hero NOVEL.  Not a comic book or graphic novel.  Just words on a page. And it's not exactly focused on the young adult market (which it probably should be).  It's not dystopia.  It doesn't have vampires or zombies. I also …

Busy busy me

I have been crazy busy lately. I went on vacation with my family, taking my wife and daughter to the sandy cold beaches of Myrtle Beach.  It was good times.  And then I finally finalized the re-write on my book. I'm well aware I have to do more re-writing, as I don't expect it to …

Fatherhood

I've been a father for over a year and a half now, and I'm amazed by how much I love it more and more each day.  Of course, part of that is due to my ever-growing love of my daughter, but right now I'm purely talking about my love of fatherhood itself. If you had …

Spring

Spring has always been my favorite time of year.  The coldness of winter begins to melt away, and the snow gives way to the green grass (and tons of trash that people have hidden in it over the 6 months since it started).  The birds are chirping in the air, and getting it on quite …

Day’s End

I'm going to go right out and admit it.  I didn't get any work done on the rewrite process today. I know, I feel bad about it.  Here I am trying to keep myself focused on this task and actually make something of this book I've spent so much time on, and already I'm ready …

Blogging

So, I've never been the best at blogging.  Working on Leadme.org, a site in which I have regularly scheduled articles and need to come up with ideas and structured themes, and actually research what I write, has been draining. I love it most days.  Other days (generally those days in which I'm way behind where …

It is Finished

I finally did it.  The ending is incredibly rough, rushed, and, well, a little forced, but it is written.  Currently at just a tad over 66,000 words and 201 double-spaced pages, the first draft of my first novel is done.  Taking over ten years to finally get a first draft done, this feels pretty darn …