Retrospective: 2013

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 was an interesting year for Jenny and I–a big one,...
Trip to Paradise

Trip to Paradise

It was early afternoon when the telegram came. There was no earth shaking reverberation to announce the transition, just a knock at a perfectly normal door.

Goodnight, My Love

Goodnight, My Love

Henry Manning is a promising young attorney who is lucky to have found the love of his life. However, a tragic event forces Henry to re-think everything he knows.

Project M.A.R.S.

Project M.A.R.S.

The first manned mission to Mars is about to begin. Dan Stapleton, the head of NASA, and the most firm believer in Project M.A.R.S. finds himself tested when an attempt on his life is made, and on the eve of the launch, a conspiracy is detected…

50,000 Words!

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 still have a way to go. Still, it’s a hugely important milestone...
Ahead of Pace

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 roadblock on Saturday, when I had difficulty hitting my daily word-count,...
The Silence of Night

The Silence of Night

Gagged and bound, Arthur struggled, desperately working to free himself enough to escape. The task was made more difficult because the floor upon which he lie—the trunk of a midsized car—heaved and bucked…

My Novel’s Plot

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 describes the plot of my novel. All comments welcome. Be sure to follow my...
Month of the Novel

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 Month (NaNoWriMo) 2010. I’ve heard of it before, but never...