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Jan 23, 2013 - General, News, Updates    Comments Off on It’s hard to write on days like this…

It’s hard to write on days like this…

It’s Wednesday.  It’s my duly-designated day to write.  I don’t see clients today.  I typically won’t run errands today.  Just write.  Seeing how I’m now relying on the royalties I receive as a way to pay the bills, I figured it was the least I could do so that I can continue to release stories in a timely manner.

What’s holding me up today, you might ask?  Writer’s block?  Nope.  Sick dog?  Nope, although it’s happened before.   Ate too much?  Aha!  Therein lies the problem.  Damn Chinese food.  That all-you-can eat restaurant certainly didn’t make their money on me today.  It was the first time my mother and I visited that restaurant, so clearly I had to try a little of everything, right?  Well, I’m paying for it now.  I want to curl up into a ball and take a nap.  However, my wife is working and I believe in equality.  She works, I work.  Since I won’t take clients today, that means I write.

I know what you’re thinking.  Suck it up, take your punishment, and get back to work!  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Easier said than done.  It’s gorgeous outside!  70 degrees!  I’d much rather be insde.  I can’t wait for it to get dark again and I can play with my telescope.

Now wait.  Before you jump to the wrong conclusions, and I have to tell you to pick your mind up out of the gutter, I want to say that I meant that literally.  I have an 8″ Schmidt-Cassegrain Meade telescope that I can control wirelessly from my iPad.  It’s awesome!  I have an astronomy app that shows me what the sky looks like from my location (I input my lattitude/longitude), and my wife bought me the wifi adapter that plugs into my telescope, and then my iPad connects to it wirelessly.  It’s a lot of fun.

But, it’s a toy.  I have work to do.  I am really enjoying how this story is developing.  My wife is pointing out flaws in previous chapters (which I’ve corrected), so hopefully when I get ready to give the story to the editor it won’t come back to me resembling swiss cheese.  I guess what I mean to say is, I really love writing.  I might not be the best at it, but I sure as hell will strive to be better.  That’s why I tell everyone who reads my stories that if you find something that is wrong, or else you didn’t like something (concept or execution), let me know and I’ll see what I can do!  The fans are what makes this possible and I enjoy interacting with you guys!

Kendall, just wanted to say that not only is Athos armed with a crossbow, he is also armed with a dragon-shaped collapsible boomerang he keeps strapped to his left forearm!

J.

Jan 9, 2013 - General, News, Updates    6 Comments

Thinking about releasing an omnibus…

I posted this question on my Facebook page, but I also thought I should post this here.

I have a question. Since I have released all three books in the Bakkian Chronicles, I’m thinking about releasing an omnibus, namely all three books as one ebook.

I was also thinking about including the short story I wrote, Bakkian Chronicles – the Disneyland Debacle, with it. It’s a story I wrote for an anthology to benefit Lyndsey Roughton, a young woman dying of cancer.

What do you think? Should I or shouldn’t I? And if I do, what price should I charge?

I’ll also mention that The Lost City is progressing nicely! I’ve since restructured my week to allow for nothing but writing on Wednesdays and Fridays. You know what? It’s working! I’m really enjoying how this story is playing out! I’ve used quite a few of the name suggestions and I’m nowhere close to being done. Thanks again for all the help!

I’ll keep everyone posted with progress updates. Got questions? Suggestions? Or find a typo? Please let me know!

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