Thursday, October 9, 2014

Final Draft of The Silver Dart

My new science fiction novel, The Silver Dart, is now completed.  I've gone through the novel three times so I'm ready to either seek an agent or another publisher.  I have nothing against Champagne Books which is where my other science fiction novel, Higher Mission is published but just thought it would be better to spread my publications out differently.  I've included a scene of Neptune as seen from Triton since it is a scene in the early part of the novel.  I have permission to display certain art work of the great and late Chesley Bonestell, having obtained a license from their website.  I have been terribly remiss in keeping up my posting and must do better.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

In Remembrance of Me published

At long last I've gotten my religious manuscript into print form after many years of planning, revising and composing the publication of my notes from more than thirty years ago.  There is material in it that dates back to when I was attending the Elmwood Avenue Church of Christ in Lafayette when I was attending Purdue.  The print version cost me a few cents over four dollars which counts the shipping.  I was unable to figure out how to make it available via Kindle.  Sorry.  I was so confused about that procedure.  Create Space gave me the option of doing the covers.  I've shown the front cover here.  The back cover is a photo of a Bible open to Isaiah 53, the chapter that prophecies of Christ's suffering and death.  This publication has to do with the prophecies, their fulfillment and other details surrounding the Lord's death on the cross and partaking of the Lord's Supper, an act of worship practiced on Sundays.  Create Space, by the way, is through Amazon.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Update on writing activities

I'm at 65,000 words on my new science fiction novel and will end it soon.  Also, I've started my quest with Create Space for my religious manuscript but have not gotten very far on it yet.  The anthology which has my short story Marcy's Struggle is now out in print form.  I see I have one more follower on my blog and I thank you for that.  I'm happy to have eleven followers now and know that many people have hundreds of followers.
On non writing activities my new glasses are bugging me.  They have very thick lenses and hurt my nose.  My back surgery last April is better and my sciatic nerve only flares up occassionally now.  Many things are keeping me busy and unfortunately are also keeping me from my writing.  I'll not mention other non writing things at this point.  I must make a decision on where to submit more of my writings.  Already I'll use Create Space at Amazon for my religious document In Remembrance of Me.  The science fiction novel I'm not sure about.  If I get future writings like the story from the Old Testament in novella form about the Shunammite Woman I'll try a publisher on line.
Anyone out there who is following please leave a comment as I've not had a comment in so long.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Yet Another Rejection

My paranormal short story The Forever Bond was rejected based on my horrid use of commas and the fact that I didn't get Sally together with Buddy soon enough.  There were other issues too.  I sent an email of my disappointment of yet another rejection by this editor.  This will probably be my last submission to this publisher.  The editor worked on the first twelve pages and basically she changed many of my phrases and used her own.  She said she would be essentially a ghost writer.  I replied and agreed with that but also stated that her and I have our own way of expressing ourselves and her way of expressing is not my choice.  I see nothing wrong with my way of expression myself.  It is just as clear and is my style of writing.
I'm plugging along with my new science fiction novel The Silver Dart and have passed 57,000 words now.  I'm also proofreading my religious manuscript In Remembrance of Me.  Methinks I'll try Create Space via Amazon with this one.  I still have in the back of my head a novella or novel based on the Shunnamite Woman which begins in 2 Kings 4.  I'll have to do some research on living in Old Testament times before tackling that one.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Marcy's Struggle available digital anthology

Marcy's Struggle is already out in digital form with four other author's stories available from Smashwords and Amazon.  The print version will be available probably next week.  Some of the stories in this anthology are of a sensual nature.  I don't know which ones yet as I've not read them.  The title says Sweet and Sensual.  Mine is Sweet.  Here are the links.  First from Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/442711 and is available for $2.99.  The link for Amazon is a long one so here it is: http://www.amazon.com/2014-Summer-Collection-Sweet-Sensual-ebook/dp/B00KMJB4NG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8qid=1401350991&sr=1-1&keywords=2014+Summer+Collection
The cover is attached.  Laura Shinn and Rebecca Vickery are great to work with.  This story of mine was rejected by another publisher.  Marcy finally gets closure on romance after being left hanging in my novel A Change of Heart.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Short Romance Story Accepted

I received word today that my short romance story, Marcy's Struggle has been accepted by Victory Tales Press for their summer anthology coming out very soon.  I read through the edits and agreed with everything except the blurb briefly describing the story.  My first two paragraphs of my synopsis was taken as the blurb which made it sound like Marcy's love interest, Ross was the one with the struggle.  Yes, he has a struggle but I wrote back and suggested three additional sentences emphasizing Marcy is the one who has the struggle in trying to convince Ross she's over Leroy and wants Ross in her life.  I don't know if they will accept my addition or not.  I'm waiting on word from Laura Shinn about that.  This story will release as an anthology to Smashwords and Amazon as an ebook and later will come out in print.  At this point I don't know who the other authors are but I'll probably recognize their names, at least some of them.  Now poor Marcy will have closure with romance in her life.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Writing and trying to heal

I am 47,000 words into my new science fiction novel The Silver Dart.  Also I received a wonderful review of my ebook SF novel Higher Mission.  Joy gave me five stars and wrote a nice long review on Amazon.  I left a comment for her and hope she reads it.  Likewise, I received the 50th vote for my free read Ice Rink Romance which had to be five stars because it has lifted that story from third place back into second place on that website.  I'm trying to work on my youtube for Higher Mission and have made a little headway.  I'll have to do some art work myself to get what I want before I publish it.
I'm over a month into healing from my back surgery and am still in pain.  It is wearing me down and I'm unable to do the things I need to do.  Sue, my poor wife is having to do a lot of things.  My doctor told me I'm healing just fine.  Define "fine."  I see him again in early June.