Okay, so some things that I'd thought would make my book series better overall are indeed doing that (reformatting and revising and error-correcting the files of the two published books). Some things, though, are proving to be a bit problematic and/or uncontrollably slow (reconfiguring things with distributors, submitting files, updating vendors). Here is where things… Continue reading UPDATE: Book Availability
The world has gone quite strange, hasn't it? On the off chance that people are wondering where that third book that I keep promising is...it's still a work in progress. And will remain so due to my having gotten caught up in re-formatting the two previous books (both print and ebook) in order to smooth… Continue reading Update: First Day of Spring
I'm still working on it! The "it" there could refer to so many things. My physical and mental well being; the house my 87-year-old mother and I bought and moved most-way across the country to live in after selling our beloved home in Oregon; the neglected .7+ acre that went along with it; adjusting to… Continue reading Still Working on It
Ok, so it turns out that moving across the country in a rather truncated period of time due to reasons not of one’s liking (consistent, choking wildfire smoke in summer; increased summer temperatures; drought; unrelenting (or so it feels like) fire danger; to name a less personal few) is more stressful than I’d hoped. Or… Continue reading Aaaaarrrgghhh…Continued.
The third book will be published, I promise. I very much regret how long it is taking to get that done…And, disappointingly, this post is to say that it will take even longer than expected (and already it is years past when I’d initially planned). I am about to move almost all the way across the… Continue reading Aaaaarrrgghhh.
Life can get Complicated. (AND IT HAS DONE SO AGAIN)“Complicated” and “Write Book” don’t play well together. (BUT I KEEP AT IT)The guilt of not living up to one’s own expectations—and announced goals—is horrible and by no means helpful, especially when Complicated is being dealt with.Aside from taking many, many work hours to produce, a book that… Continue reading Progress Report: Summer Edition (UPDATED)
Long time, no post—and no “coming soon” announcement…yet. Book 3 in The Wheel of the Year series is coming along, but won’t be available until later this spring (or possibly very early summer; even should everything go smoothly from here on out, there are some built-in delays in the publishing process itself). So, this post is… Continue reading Progress Report
I've updated the initial post for the cover artwork for The Vale of Silence, but since that was something created over at the previous incarnation of this blog, I thought I'd give the latest front-and-back version of the cover a brand new post. The printed versions always come out darker than expected, so I try to… Continue reading Book Cover: In Progress (part 2)
I have in mind a blog post on the vagaries, necessities, and nuisances of "genre" in writing (or, more particularly, publishing)…but I also need to get a lot of work done on Book 3 today, so that post will have to wait. But I'm excited to have this new blog location, so the temptation to… Continue reading Genre Musings (more to come) plus Chapter Excerpt: The Stone of Shadows
A few old scans of photos taken on my long ago (Year 2000) trip to Orkney To those who have read The Stone of Shadows (or just Chapter One), the settings may seem familiar. To those who have not yet read it (or even just the first chapter), this is just a bit of what you're missing: Near St.… Continue reading Location Photos: Orkney