Retrospective: 2013

With each new year comes the inevitable look back at the past one. Was it a good year? Did we get everything accomplished that we set out to do? Am I a better person than I was last January 1st? 2013...

Novella: Goodnight, My Love

[dropcap style=”font-family: georgia; color: #640103;”]H[/dropcap]enry Manning is a promising young attorney who is lucky to have found the love of his life. However, a tragic event...

Novel: Project M.A.R.S.

[dropcap style=”font-family: georgia; color: orange;”]T[/dropcap]he first manned mission to Mars is about to begin. Dan Stapleton, the head of NASA, and the most firm believer in Project...

50,000 Words!

Today, I penned my 50,000’th word in my novel The Next Giant Leap. Sadly, it’s nowhere near completed yet. I am on Chapter 15, of what is proposed to be something like 46 chapters, so I...

Ahead of Pace

I managed to survive through week 1. If there’s one thing I’ve learned: weekends are more difficult than weekdays. I cruised along through the first five days of NaNoWriMo, but hit a...

My Novel’s Plot

Some people have been asking what my book is going to be about. It’s also typical to publish a brief synopsis about a book on the NaNoWriMo site, so I put something together that sort of...

Month of the Novel

November 1st is almost here! For the past few weeks, I have been contemplating, imagining, preparing, outlining, researching, and doing all kinds of other preparation work for National Novel Writing...