WIP-it Wednesday: February 8th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Edits! Kim completed a double read of chapters 4-8 of Vivian’s Last Cigarette, and presented me with her feedback on Sunday. Now that she’s finished the first act, I was pleased that its surprise at the very end affected her... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: February 1st, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! It’s been a full week and my novel has started the editing and revision process! As of last Thursday my Assemblage of Awesome coalesced into a final roster of nine alpha and beta readers. Although the week before last I... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: January 25th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! After six months and 70,000 words, Vivian's Last Cigarette is a finished first draft! The novel came to the end of its initial creation on Sunday, after I completed its last chapter and did some revisions to a couple of... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: January 18th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I had a solid weekend of writing, adding close to three-thousand words to the final chapter of Vivian’s Last Cigarette. The manuscript is now likely within a thousand words of becoming a finished first draft… and the excitement of typing... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: January 11th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I finally got back to working on Vivian’s Last Cigarette! The last chapter is started, and although I didn’t get a ton written, I did add a solid twelve-hundred words. Those words comprised a tricky opening scene that introduces three... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: December 28th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Ah, the last week of the year. That weird bridge between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays usually built with equal parts fatigued lethargy and retrospective. Although I am writing a retrospective for the year to be posted on Saturday,... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: December 21st, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Today is the Winter Solstice of the Northern Hemisphere, known by some as Yule. Most of us are well aware of how many religious holidays occur around this time of year. I think that hearkening back to pre-civilization, our ancestors... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: December 14th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! This will be a much more productive writing update than my prior one. :-) Starting Wednesday of last week, I began crafting a new short story during breaks at work. Writing in flurries and chunks, the tale was two-thirds done... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: December 7th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Last Thursday, my short story “The Boy in the Jar” won the November 2016 Fantasy Writers Challenge! If you would like to give its 1,500 words a read, please click here or on the title card above to be taken... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: November 30th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! This past week was the Thanksgiving holiday for myself and others in the United States. For me in particular, a conjunction of elective and holiday time-off combined with a weekend to grant me five free days. It was nice; I... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: November 9th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! It’s been a full and creative week this time around. Things started off on a bad foot, with my wife and I both getting stuffy and sore-throated the day after Halloween. The first cold of the season always comes with... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: November 2nd, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Many small crises occurred this week. Ultimately my wife and I were victorious over each of these annoyances, but the cumulative effect of dealing with them impacted my writing time. Some were random, like automotive repairs that dragged into hours... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: October 26th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! This week proved to be a change of pace compared to the last, where I finished chapter fourteen and the climax of Vivian’s Last Cigarette. Instead of swinging into a fifteenth chapter, I decided to capitalize on an idea I... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: October 19th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Thanks to a very productive weekend, I added thirty three hundred words to my novel and completed its climactic fourteenth chapter! Vivian’s Last Cigarette is now closing in on 54,000 words in total as I’ve reached the threshold of its... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: October 12th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I’ve crossed the fifty thousand word mark on Vivian's Last Cigarette! A busy weekend preparing for my new job that started Monday, and the training thereafter, hasn’t afforded me much time to surpass it farther… or even to write this... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: October 5th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I’ve gotten back to work on Vivian's Last Cigarette this week. :-) Picking up where I left off, I finished chapter thirteen on an ominous note. Then I began the climax proper with chapter fourteen, starting it with a glint... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: September 28th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Okay folks, time for a personal author update. It’s been a big week. Heck, it’s been a complicated month! Weekends are when I’ve been writing the most lately, and an emotional and layered one that deprived me of that privilege... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: September 14th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Vivian's Last Cigarette has surpassed forty-three-thousand words and reached the start of chapter thirteen as of this morning. I'm excited, maybe even a little nervous, as the milestone moment of reaching fifty-thousand words and crossing the threshold into official novel... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑