Thursday, July 10, 2014

Writing Update

I’m on vacation, and after the hectic work schedule of the past seven or eight months, and following the other issues of the past couple of years that have kept me away from the keyboard for long stretches, I feel like I’ve turned a corner.

I don’t want to talk much about the issues that kept me from writing (imagine that: someone on the Internet who doesn’t want to share every infinitesimal detail of his personal life). Part of solution has been some solid vacation time, allowing me to get a lot of rest and find much-needed perspective.

I’m 54. I’ve loved dabbling in writing for most of my life, and until recently I had been fairly disciplined in producing work that got published.

I have a lot of stories I want to tell and less time in which to tell them as each day ends. I have to make each day productive.

I’ve made some great strides on the long-delayed second book in the Dead Sheriff series. God bless the staff at EvilEye Books for their patience.  I hope to have it finished and in their hands by the end of the month.

Next, I will finish another partially-completed horror novel, and then write a pitch for a graphic novel that a publisher has asked for.

Following that, I have to finish a novella for one of the best publishers I’ve ever worked with, and a novelette for another company.

That will catch me up with projects I agreed to do long ago, and clear the boards for the future.

That future will include more Dead Sheriff, stand alone horror novels and, I hope, books in a couple of other genres.

If you’re a reader, thanks for your support. If you haven’t tried any of my stuff, the links on this page should give you a place to start.

I’ll update my progress as often as possible.    

Pod of Horror was also a victim of the same circumstances that cut into my writing time. It, too, is coming back soon. 

 It's always been a labor of love. And I missed talking to my co-host and pal, Nanci Kalanta, on a regular basis. 

Keep watching for a PoH update by the end of the month, if not before.