Holy crap… this is amazing

Holy crap… this is amazing

Tweet So I opened up my email to discover Marjolein had written me finally. I say “finally” not because she took a long time, but because I check my email religiously to see if she’s sent me anything. So of course, after playing some Call of Duty with my buddies on the ship (a customary Friday ritual) I checked before shutting down my computer. And to my genuine surprise and joy she had sent me something. I opened it up, clicked on the attachment, and literally squealed. Cyle, my former roommate, came over and also made some gasping noise of some sort. This is what shocked us: I’m not going to be able to sleep tonight. I don’t know if you’ll understand this, but I’m shaken inside. To see something like this that has...

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On our artistic way

On our artistic way

Tweet I’m overcoming some nasty sickness that’s kept me from being productive for a while. I won’t get into the nasty details but I guess it’s what I get for moving to West Africa. ANYWAYS – the cover art is on its way. I’m working with artist Marjolein Caljouw, from the Netherlands and I’m already extremely pleased with what she’s come up with. And it’s just the initial sketch! I got it in my email right as I was going to bed. Terrible timing, I couldn’t fall asleep for an hour! I’ve shown it to a few people who have previewed the book and the responses have all been very good. I really can’t wait to see the final product this May! She’s given me permission to post our progress on the...

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Hot dang

Tweet I’m getting excited. The editing process has officially started and gotten off to a good start. What a huge undertaking… I’m really hoping to get through it in good time. I’d like to release White Shores in eBook format by July 20th. Which happens to be my birthday. Hooray? I don’t have much more to say than that. I’m busy getting my plans in place to release the book, send it to reviewers, maybe even throw a couple of dollars at some ads. And I’m REALLY excited because I finally settled on a cover artist. We’re moving forward on a different design than previously released here, and I’m really excited to do the whole trilogy in the same style. I’ll release more as we move ahead. The final thing is...

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Writing – With Vigor

Tweet So I’ve managed to wrangle some time off in the last few days, and it’s been fantastic. The biggest benefactor would be the second book of the trilogy (name yet unreleased). Granted there have been numerous requests that I release at least a preview of White Shores. The thing is that I want to wait until it’s ready. I’ve let a number of people read the book so far, and while it was a genuinely rewarding experience I’ve gotten past the need for affirmation and am stuck on my desire for quality. The good news is that I’ve fleshed out a quality network of pre-readers, editors, and proofreaders. The bad news is you’re probably not it. Either way I’m working hard at it. I want you to get the best, highest quality...

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