Category Archives: What I’m Working On

Word Counts

I am going over the most recent draft of The Gnostic and doing my second-to-last edit.  I am slicing and dicing words away with ruthless efficiency.  The point is to convey the story in the clearest terms, not to add … Continue reading

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The Engine that Fuels Itself

I finally broke out of my 3 month writing slump over the past couple of days by adding a some chapters to The Gnostic: Initiate.  I realized a few months ago that I hadn’t written any chapters dedicated to the primary … Continue reading

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The Beast Grows

I am wrapping up chapter 20 of Killshot.  I also had a massive conceptual breakthrough and wrote up a  lot of notes that really explain a lot of what is happening on the back end.  I added a whole new … Continue reading

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Research

I am reading the Greater Key of Solomon with the intent of working some of the ideas I find there into my own writing.  It would work in The Gnostic, and probably Locked and Loaded.  I am also putting a lot … Continue reading

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Eight Days Later

It’s been eight days since I posted about outlining my first Locked and Loaded novel, Kill Shot.  Here I am now posting that I have just wrapped up the ninth chapter in that book.  Kill Shot is coming together in … Continue reading

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The Good Work

I am taking a break away from The Gnostic and writing the outline for the first Locked and Loaded novel, Kill Shot.  between The Gnostic, Locked and Loaded, and two other series projects I have lined up, I am not … Continue reading

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Almost There…

At 116,625 words, 415 hours of editing time, and 2.5 years, the second draft of the novel is done. Now it is time to get started on the hopefully final pass through. After having learned about the process what I … Continue reading

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Almost There!

Wow.  Right now The Gnostic, Book One: Initiate is sitting at 106,171 words with five chapters left in this rewrite.  I believe it will be wrapped up at 120-130,000 words with the next rewrite, and then I polish it all … Continue reading

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Locked Up

I have begin the process of developing the background, characters, and story arcs for a series based on Locked and Loaded.  Tiburon will be the primary character, of course!  I haven’t decided how many novels will be involved, but probably … 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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