Category Archives: The Gnostic

Change of Weather

One of the test readers for my novel pointed out that the weather changes from chapter to chapter, and is pretty erratic.  Hell, it’s downright random!  There’s another column to add to the chapter outline spreadsheet – Month and Weather.  LOL, … Continue reading

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State of the Novel and Mingling

I just crossed the 63,000 word threshold.  I’m pretty happy with what I’ve written, and am optimistic about where the novel is going. I looked at maybe getting involved in a local writers group, but it just doesn’t fit me.  … Continue reading

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Change of Plans

After doing a bit of research online on how other authors have done things, I have made a command decision.  Once I wrap up The Gnostic, Book One: Initiate, I will not release it into the wild.  I will immediately … Continue reading

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State of the Novel

So I am halfway through Book One of The Gnostic, and am writing on chapter 26.  It’s coming along really well!  The characters are starting to make their own decisions now, which is a combination of cool and weird.  My … Continue reading

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New Dark Vignette

Check out the new Dark Vignette short story,These Things Are Never Simple. It’s an exercise in the old UltraViolence… I like the Justin character; he plays no games, which just makes him fun to write when he gets ruthless. I … Continue reading

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Wow

I haven’t posted since November! As a quick update, I have been focusing exclusively on the novel. I am writing a lot of source material for it as I go, just to generally fill out the world. Much of it … Continue reading

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Small Update on my Big Picture

For the 5 or 6 people that follow me, I’m still hard at work on the novel! Just wrapped up chapter 5 of the first rewrite, and am blasting through chapter 6. I am finding that the rewrite is easier … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Rewrite

This weekend I will be working on the first rewrite of “The Gnostic”. I am amazed at just how much I am changing in terms of story in just this first pass. I am introducing new characters to flesh out … Continue reading

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The Angel Reads

The Angel looked at the physics books, tomes of mathematical theory, and volumes of astronomy texts, then dropped the last one to the librarian’s counter.  “I am through. “ The classically bespectacled librarian cocked her head inquisitively.  “Sir, you just … Continue reading

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My First Novel

I recently took a 9 day vacation. Rather than partying in Vegas or taking a cruise in the Caribbean I went in another direction. I wrote 21,000 words and finished the initial draft of my first novel ever, “The Gnostic: … Continue reading

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