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Chapter XI is finished

Once I completed Chapter X for Beneath the Vault of Stars (BVS), I remember thinking, “Holy smokes! This could be a real thing!” I thought pretty much the same thing after finishing Chapter X for Between the Lion and the Wolf (BLW), too. And now I’ve finished Chapter XI! Chapter XII started off…

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Beneath the Vault of Stars needs reviews!

After almost half a year, Beneath the Vault of Stars (BVS) has three reviews. Two of those reviews are from Mom and Dad (thanks, guys!). One of the best ways for new authors to gain an audience comes through meaningful reviews. Reviews written by real people who’ve actually read what…

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Old writings from the ancient past!

God bless moms. Especially mine, who had the foresight to save so many of the writings I created when I was younger. For decades, she kept unnumbered stories, drawings, school reports, and who knows what else in an old trunk. During one of our trips to Maine, my wife and…

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Beneath the Vault of Stars, Chapter I, Section 1, as audio

While trying to gain exposure for Beneath the Vault of Stars (BVS), people say they’d love an audiobook version. Cool. Without trying to sound prideful, people also say I have a good speaking voice. I have no idea what goes into producing a bona fide audiobook, but since I have access to…

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Arts Festival Recap. Sorta.

I’ve been invisible for the last couple of weeks. Well, invisible if one were only searching for me here. I’d mentioned in previous posts that February 10 was Holly Spring’s annual Community Arts Festival, and that this year they’d be having a selection of local authors available to…do author-y stuff. Like (try…

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Building bridges from writer’s blocks

Part of Chapter VI for Between the Lion and the Wolf just would not come! Seems like weeks since I’ve made any real progress: I’ve been developing ideas for Tsharak’s Tale or messing around with auxiliary assets in attempts to allow the latest bout of writer’s block to run its course. Yeah,…

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Chapter V is in the can!

Chapter V might be the longest chapter in Books I and II so far! On its own, it’s right around ten thousand words: stated another way, it’s a touch longer than one quarter of a 40,000-word novel! I think I said somewhere before that I do most of my writing…

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Forty-three thousand words and counting

Progress on Between the Lion and the Wolf (BLW) feels like it’s going more slowly than in the past, but if I stop and think about it, I’m pretty sure I sat on two chapters of Beneath the Vault of Stars (BVS) for almost a year before moving forward with that, so maybe…

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Chapter III for Book II is finished!

It’s been a while since I’ve had anything noteworthy to post, and I’m not sure if completing a chapter really counts. I’m operating under the assumption that yes, it does count! Chapter III for Between the Lion and the Wolf took a little more coaxing to extract from…wherever it is this…

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Transitioning from “Point A” to “Point B”

Sometimes, I know (in broad strokes, at least) what’s happening as I’m getting words out of my head and into the computer. Sometimes, I can “see” how the story moves from one event to the next; other times, it takes more effort. When that happens, it feels like I spend…

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