Friday, October 31, 2008

3rd Novel Complete

The third novel is now edited, complete and submitted for consideration for publication.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Once More Around the Park James

Skip is reviewing the book a second time. He's done Chapters 1-10. I'll be entering his edits in today. I'm turning it on Thursday. We'll see how it goes.

The "Precyber" book with Ken is going well. Can't give too many details since we're working on it together and this is just my Blog, but we're on Chapter 5 of 42. So its moving along nicely.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Skip is reviewing the completed first draft but nearly done. Mom has also been reviewing chapters. It is getting cleaner. Once I get the reviews, I'll enter them.

The PreCyber novel Ken and I are working on is more or less outlined. We're working on chapters 1-4 right now and he's sent me Chap 2 and 3 for review.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Novel #3 First Draft is done

70000 words.

Sent it to Skip to edit. Then I submit it before the end of the month.

Monday, October 6, 2008


I'm at 60000 and it is getting hard. It's like pulling Teeth at this point. Skip did a really good job of editing almost all of what I've done so far and the quality of the work is significantly improved. After talking with him and feeling out the story, I think I'm going to end it somewhere between 72000 and 75000 words. The problem is that research I've done suggest that to most publishers 80000 is the minimum they will take for print. I know that 'technically' 45000 counts as a novel but publishers don't see it that way.

100000 is the basic bar that they want. This is humor and horror which is a totally different genre than Sci Fi/Fantasy so it might work. We'll see.