Reviews are Gold
Just about the best thing you can do for an author is to leave a review for one of their books. It helps the author to know if they've connected... Read more
Uh... you are all amazing! Thank you for the notes and toasts and hugs and high-fives. This is turning out to be scarier than I expected and it's so helpful... Read more
Don't Stop Believing
I just incorporated that last round of copy edits into the text. I sent messages to the composer, cover designer, and children's book illustrator to see what they need from... Read more
Off to the Editor
Almost Twice the Goodness
I just sent the manuscript off to the editor. It's sitting at about 92k words right now. When I started this whole thing it was around... Read more
Math + Thoughts
56,000 - 30,000 + 60,000 = 86,000
When I started writing World Song (4 years ago in November), I had a goal of 50,000 words. It ended up being about... Read more
On to the Beta Readers
I started this whole thing with a 50,000 word novel that was pretty good. But you deserve much (so much) more than just "pretty good."
The current draft is just... Read more
The Draft is Done!
I just wrote the epilogue to the first book of World Song (I think that's going to be the series name, not the name of the first novel).
The rewrite... Read more
As I write, and rewrite, and rewrite this novel I am working on developing better characters. At the same time I’m being developed myself.
A librarian came up with four... Read more
Of Drafts and Dreams
I continue to work feverishly on getting World Song not only done, but done well.
The world is becoming more defined (notice the spiffy map my wife painted). The characters... Read more
Tomatoes and Productivity
I'm working on World Song daily.
Today I wrote 2,000 words (which is a lot) bringing me up to 50,000 total for the novel.
Right now the novel looks to... Read more
The World Takes Shape
I wanted to share with you some of the progress being made on the book.
Yes, progress is being made. I know it seems painfully slow (it does to me... Read more
Collaboration and Efficiency
My wife and I got to enjoy a local TEDx event here in Portland. I heard a few things that I needed to hear right now.
The first talk was... Read more
Happy New Year (almost)
I hope you've been having a great holiday season and that your new year is fantastic.
Things are going well on the book. I hope to have the text done... Read more
It's been a busy and productive time since you last heard from me.
Yesterday I got an update from my composer that several of the songs are in a rough-cut... Read more
Do you ever get tired of being complimented?
Sometimes, just for fun, I'll applaud when someone walks into a room. Real, enthusiastic applause always feels good. Even if it's for no reason, it still feels good to be... Read more
Just 3 hours left
The campaign closes at 9pm (PDT), so there's just under 3 hours left to go.
This time around, not only did we hit the goal, but we blew it out... Read more
Noah's Song is a Go!
You all continue to amaze me with your generosity and care. We just hit $5,000 and that means not only does Noah get his children's book, Noah's Song, but... Read more
I'm so excited that punctuation and spaces are, at times, too much for me (okay, who am I kidding, it was more work for me to type without spaces in... Read more
White-hot shards of awesome
Just wow! You thrill and amaze me. I'm running out of words (a first) to describe how fantastic and supportive you are.
As of this writing the project is already... Read more