A Unique Voice

I’m struggling a little with Bend of the River.  I’m afraid in my efforts to make it all things to all people, it’s become muddled and choppy.  I see many re-writes and reconsiderations in my future, but for now I have to re-find my author’s voice. You see, I thought that maybe I should try…

All writing is mathematical.

Ah, you say, how can that be?  Am I crazy?  Mathematicians, engineers, and computer geniuses totally use one side of their brains and poets/artists/literary giants totally use the other! It’s like zombies coexisting peacefully with the living! Like football players getting along with the marching band!  Like the Flyers and the Rangers sharing the ice without bloodshed!  No,…

Rejection

I thought I had become so used to rejection that it would roll right off like rain on a duck’s back.  Turns out, not so much. Had an agent pitch at a recent conference and I pitched Nick.  The agent was very kind and asked for my first three chapters.  Her rejection was also kind.  She didn’t…

Humility’s evil twin…Revision

I have spent nearly 6 hours today laboring at the revision of my first novel, Soul Lost, to prepare it for self-publication ( I’m tired of waiting for agents and publishers to discover how talented I am).  This quarter of a day is but the most recent segment of time I have spent virtually rewriting the original…

A writer writes: King Alfred and Soul Lost

My dedication page for Soul Lost will be longer than the book itself!  I must add my good friend, Michelle Webster, whose book, The Christmas of Miracles (available through amazon.com), just went live on Kindle.  Employing shameless flattery, she has insisted that I follow through with my first novel and see it published (She says I am a great writer, and…