News: Publisher Interested in Novel #3

News: Publisher Interested in Novel #3

Hey, I have some exciting news to share with my readers. My literary agent (Hartline Literary Agency) called yesterday. One of our targeted publishers likes the book proposal and has requested the full manuscript of Drone (book one in the hoped-for Time Redeemer series). So I’ll be sending off the manuscript today. No guarantees, but at least there’s some activity on the novel front. I’m also about 11K words into Daymare, book two, and having fun with it. In addition, I’m getting started with Scrivener, writing software that is sure to make life easier with book two. I’ll be sure to let you know what happens. Thanks for your support! Can I just say that this writing journey can be lonely at times (after all, writing is a solitary venture), but encouragement from my readers helps me remember that “somebody is out there” who is reading and enjoying my projects.…

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I’ve Signed a Contract with Hartline Literary Agency

I’ve Signed a Contract with Hartline Literary Agency

I’m pleased to announce some exciting news. I have signed a contract with literary agent Cyle Young at Hartline Literary Agency for my next novel, DRONE. I’ve already been working with Cyle for a few months, and it’s been a great experience. He has already begun shopping the book proposal around to several different publishers, and hopefully I’ll have some good news before too long. I’m grateful for his help in fine-tuning the proposal and my opening chapters. I’d appreciate prayers as we pursue God’s leading and as I work on novel #4. My first two novels are still on sale ($1.99 and 99 cents) for Kindle. Check them out! Thanks for your support, and to God be the glory. Fatal Illusions ($1.99): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RTS3KLC/ The Tenth Plague ($.99): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B6X6XDS

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Publishing Update

Publishing Update

Hey, folks! Lots going on, so I wanted to quickly touch base before I need to zip off to my next project. What’s going on in my world of publishing? The answer is “lots.” First, Fatal Illusions (now published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) is getting a new cover (see left). That should be done soon. Second, out of the blue, my publisher of The Tenth Plague contacted me, wanting to do a paperback release of the novel this spring. Expect it to come out sometime in April. The editors are going through it now, and I’m requesting several endorsements. I’m planning a traditional release with giveaways and other fun events. Third, I’m seeking a literary agent for my third novel, Drone, which I hope to be the first book in a possible trilogy. No word yet on the agent or publisher—these steps can take time. I’ve never had a literary…

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Where Am I on the Next Novel?

The next novel is written. So where am I in the process of publishing it? For me, writing the novel is the easiest part, though finding writing time is always a challenge. Revising is the hardest part because I tend to be a perfectionist and sometimes work and rework a scene over and over again before I think I’ve got it right. Then even after I think I’ve got it right, I’m later not happy with it and want to do something else. Or I have an ending in mind, but then a new idea dawns. When new ideas spring forth, I write them all down and then give them time to simmer in my mind. Whether I choose to use them isn’t an easy process. A novel literally has thousands of moving parts. If you tend to be an indecisive person, novel writing may not be for you, because every chapter,…

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