This is my blog and website, where I hope to be able to keep you informed of my efforts as a writer. I will discuss Works
in Progress and announce new releases here. On this site, you will also find links to sites where you may purchase my published
stories and novels.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
5:44 pm cdt
I have recently discovered the fun of writing short-short stories, also called Flash fiction (not to be confused with slash
fiction.) Just this month, I have written two short-short stories. This afternoon, I submitted the first for publication to
an online magazine that specializes in short-short stories.
In a nutshell, a short-short story is a story of 1000 words
or less. This, as you can imagine, is quite the challenge, as you have to pare everything down to the bare essence of a story.
You have little room to do other than setup your situation and then deliver. Nothing that doesn't advance the story belongs.
am looking forward to writing more of these stories.
5:42 pm cdt
I am back writing again, after a stretch when , because of various hardware failures, I didn't have a computer. It can
be very stressful when you can't write.
It is also difficult to stay focused and happy when you can't make any changes
in your life. For the work I want to do, I must have a computer. Without one, I was stuck in the same place I have been for
5:42 pm cdt
Friday, May 16, 2014
9:27 pm cdt
I am still working on Discovery. I also have a number of other ideas for stories and novels. If I can find the
time and motivation to write, I can get a lot done, and have a lot of published works at the end of it.
I have several
new ideas for characters and plots.
I also have an idea for the work I will do. It is an idea that will alllow me to
combine my skills in the legal field with my experience as a writer.
Friday, November 29, 2013
8:40 pm cst
As you can see, I have changed the look of my page into something a little more writerly.
I may change it again if I can find an even more suitable image.
Work progresses slowly on my latest novel. I am working
on Discovery, book three in the Charle Rowe series, a novel composed of three novellas: Old Wounds, Slings and
Arrows, and Casualties. Each novella covers part of Charlie Rowe's journey of self-discovery, and will be published
under one cover as three parts of one novel.
I also intend to prepare False Witness, now renamed Dirty
Laundry, for publication. Next month, I plan to find beta readers, then editing and cover design. I could publish it
early in the year.
I seem to have settled down and figured out what I want to write. I know I have said this before,
but this time, I seem to be sticking with it.
About me: I have been writing since the early 1980s, ever since discovering a passion for writing during my senior year
in High School. My completed writings include novels, short stories, and newspaper articles. I have completed four novels
in that time, and have partially completed two others. I have had little success in finding an agent or a publisher for any
of my novels, and have recently taken my efforts online. During the years that I have been writing, I have also served my
country as a member of the United States Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. In the last five years, I have been deployed
to Army bases in Iraq, Kansas, and Virginia.
Look for my novel Taylor Made
, available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.