I finally did it.

After years of work, rejection, revision, rejection, revision, rejection, ad nauseum, I finally decided to just self-publish The Cooper's Son on Amazon. Sure, right now it's only available for Kindle, but if there's any kind of reaction, I will try to get some art and release a physical version. But the biggest thing is that … Continue reading I finally did it.

The Grey

Everything was different now. "After," in the days and weeks following "the event," everything changed. People who had believed in one thing suddenly found themselves supporting another. "Speech" became "violence;" not literally, but in common understanding, and "violence" was not to be tolerated... in any way, shape or form. Even if that meant meeting it … Continue reading The Grey

The Cooper’s Son update, 17 Aug 2019

I am currently roughing in some expanded/new scenes to close some minor plot and story gaps in The Cooper's Son. Here's the first draft of a fairly pivotal moment I just added this evening: It was early April when Rebekka brought their son into the world, as the snows fought to keep the last few … Continue reading The Cooper’s Son update, 17 Aug 2019

Update, 24 Feb 2019

Just a quick taste of some of the additional material I'm adding to one of the projects I started here in the Shadow (since removed). “Phillip, consider this, then: if there exists or existed some primal place from which all of these legends sprang in the distant pass, has it not occurred to you that … Continue reading Update, 24 Feb 2019

It begins…

I've pulled down (made PRIVATE, actually) a few of the ongoing writing exercises I've put up here because I think they have the potential to become quality short/not-so-short pieces for an anthology. Stay tuned for updates! Feels good... it really does.

More from the archives: this time, it’s… “More”

Still going through my archives. Here's the intro to a 5k piece I wrote for my Master's classes. It's a continuation, a lost chapter, if you will, of Saint Sir Thomas More's classic novel: Utopia. For the record, I really think I nailed the tone and style, and it got a pretty nice markup, as … Continue reading More from the archives: this time, it’s… “More”

Knocking the dust and rust off…

While working on the Arthurian novel, I'm also taking a look back at some short pieces which might go well in a collection. I'll be posting very brief snippets of some of them over the coming weeks as I find out whether I really like them or not. Here's the first. From a sci-fi piece, … Continue reading Knocking the dust and rust off…

Today (8 Jan 2019)

I am happy to report I am moving through the Arthurian piece pretty well (I may change the name... we'll see). It's a quick run-through for blindingly obvious "fix-its" so I can give it to a couple readers while I go back at it slower and deeper. That sounded dirty... Anyway, I am happy to … Continue reading Today (8 Jan 2019)

Writing update, 18 Dec 2018

Well, I've decided. I'm reviewing and punching up the Arthurian novel, The Cooper's Son. Lots of room for improvement from where it currently is, but the bones are solid, and I'm excited. It's been a long time, but this is it. It's going to happen. Wish me luck.

NaNoWriMo 2018

Been away a while, and I apologize. Started NaNoWriMo yesterday. Hopefully will get farther than I did last year. I'll try to pay updates, along with some good lines/sections as I go. Life is still complicated so bear with me. See you all around, and thanks for hanging out with me.