Book Signing

I have a book signing scheduled for December 20th 7pm-8pm at A VERY LITTLE BOOKSTORE in downtown Summerville, South Carolina.

I’ll have copies of METAL MAN WALKING and ANNIE DREAMING available for purchase.

Come on out; it’s THIRD THURSDAY and generally a roaring good time in Summerville.

Azalea Magazine – Again

The editor-in-chief of Summerville’s Azalea Magazine called me on my cell phone while I was at work last week. I was so excited, I thought I’d jump out of my skin. But, being at work and being one of those dedicated employees – seriously, I am! – I suggested she call me later.

I wasn’t certain the call was about METAL MAN WALKING and/or ANNIE DREAMING; but I was hopeful, to say the least.

She didn’t call at the appointed time. Disappointment set in. I even thought perhaps her earlier call was a dreaded sales call!

But, yesterday, I received a very nice e-mail from the editor-in-chief of Azalea Magazine. Contrary to the magazine’s usual policy of avoiding the self-published, she wants to read one of my books.

I’m excited again.

More to follow…


Writing Fast

I’ve never been a speed-reader, never went to an inspirational talk on speed-reading and its value in mowing through books. Now I find I’m still not a speed-reader, but I am indeed a speed writer.

I’ve not considered myself an OCD, but when it comes to a novel in process, I believe ‘obsessive’ fits me to a ‘T’.

Prolific? No, I’ve not been prolific in my lifetime. But, I believe I am now heading toward that description. Know, dear reader, that just because I write fast and a lot, does not diminish the quality of my writing.

I work hard. For example, over this weekend I perhaps spent close to 24 of those 48 hours writing, editing, proofing, reading my current work.

Pick up a copy of ANNIE DREAMING or METAL MAN WALKING. I’m a starving artist.

The Plot Thickens

This morning, after writing a scene, I was hit on top of the head – yes, figuratively – by an idea. I know – I think! – what’s going to happen in my novel for November.

Although early in the writing process, I admit I’m super-excited.

Character Development in 22,000-plus words

I continue to find that once a character is created and comes fully to life, the story takes off. I may need to provide a context for action, but the action that takes place in that context is entirely at the discretion of the main character, the driving force behind the story.

I am, of course, also required to provide other characters for the story to progress. Once those characters come to life, they also contribute to the action.

Writing is believing.

16,900 words

Here on the morning of the sixth day of NaNoWriMo 2012, I am safely close to 17,000 words in my novel.

Cheer me on!

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Already I’m behind. I’ve changed my mind – again! First I was writing a novel about a street preacher. Then, I actually got bored! Bored with my main character – oops!

So, I changed directions. Now, I’m trying my hand at a novel about two characters in both METAL MAN WALKING and ANNIE DREAMING – James (Jim) Logan and his wife, Judith (Judy) Logan.

I’ve written perhaps 880+ words so far. Not good.

But, what do you think of my title? JIM & JUDITH.