Tuesday, September 2, 2014

So what the hell have I been doing?

Maybe I've mentioned this previously, maybe I haven't. But when I went on long-term disability leave from work due to some serious health issues, I left with a definite plan on how I wanted to spend my free time now that it wouldn't be consumed by work. specifically, each morning would go like this: write about 500 words of the sequel to my debut novel, Badge of Lies. Then narrate an auedio episode of The Dark Inspectre. It was an ambitious schedule, I will admit, one that I knew would require quite a bit of discipline.Well, I am happy to say that I have been kicking ass. I've written abou 35 pages of the sequel, which I consider to be a little less than half. The secret is that most of my waking hours, the plot and dialogue are running around in my head, so i'm constantly working on it anyway. And I've recorded 72 Dark INspectre episodes. Considering there are 76 total, I'd say that's pretty damn good.So, yeah, I've been busy, writing the further adventures of Detectiive Frank Arnold and recording the travails of the Dark InSpectre.I must say, I'm pretty proud of myself for keeping to the schedule I set when I went on disability. It certainly  helps that I find the actual writing so enjoyable, and that every time I sit down, after a few minutes it just starts to flow.

In other news, I'm still waiting o hear something definitive from my publisher on how they want to handle my next two manuscripts, True Mastery and The Dark Inspectre. I know 5hey will be publishing them, but apparently decisions still need to be made on the best way to handle them. The editor in chief asked me to wait 2-4 weeks for further details. So fingers crossed. And in the meantime, I'll just do what all writers do, keep scribbling away!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dark InSpectre news

It was a simple facebook message from my editor over at Pro Se Press: The Dark InSpectre is moving forward. That's all I needed to hear. I've been excited about it for days. Turns out my editor has been buried in her wedding preparations and will get back to me in June about the manuscripts I have on hold at Pro Se. One is a YA fantasy, and the other is my noir sci fi series, The Dark InSpectre. So I've been way amped ever since I got that message, especially since I haven't heard anything fro Pro Se in a while.

In other news, It looks like in a couple of weeks I'll be able to start narrating all the episodes of The Dark InSpectre I haven't gotten to yet. I bought a spiffy new digital voice recorder just for the project. That way I can send all of the audio episodes to my friend Paul Cole who plays them on his radio station program up in Rockland Maine. And that also means something else I'm totally psyched about: audio disc. That's right, it's going to happen. There will be an audio disc of the Dark Inspectre. Paul has already expressed enthusiasm for promoting it. I haven't really talked about it with Pro Se, but why wouldn't they be into it, too?

And then of course there's the sequel to Badge of Lies which I have to get back to.  Here's the title: Pick and Roll. Yeah, I got a lot of projects for May and June. Time to get down to work!