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Long Story Syndrome

So my Kindle account kept recommending the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and I finally took the plunge. And what a plunge it was! Fourteen books! Fourteen 600-plus page books to tell one story! I gave up after finishing the second book because by that time I really didn’t care anymore. Yes it […]

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Random House Pitch Update

I was told in the pitch meeting with Random House that I would hear something within 1-2 months. That was on July 26. As September 26 came and went and we headed into October I was pretty sure they weren’t going to accept my book. Sure enough on October 6 I received an email informing […]

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San Diego Comic-Con Moments 2014 Edition

San Diego Comic-Con is becoming a legend unto itself. So many things happen over the 4.5 days that 140,000 people invade downtown San Diego. Every person has a different experience depending on what they are there for. Some people want to see the stars of their favorite movies and television shows. Some people are there […]

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So Much for Once a Month

Obviously I didn’t make my “once a month” promise. As the great Art Linkletter said (and I love to quote): “Life is what happens when you make other plans.” And boy, is that ever true. The Kickstarter was a total and complete failure. Didn’t get anywhere near what I needed to publish. Then again, books […]

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Words of Wisdom – Not From Me

Happy New Year and all that stuff. Starting with a clean slate for 2014; divorce is done, Kickstarter is happening this month, and I have more books to publish. Short post this time, but full of good stuff. After returning home from my Christmas holiday with family I was scrolling through FaceBook when I found […]

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Quality Versus Quantity

With November being National Novel Writing Month I thought this would be an appropriate time to rehash my rant about quality writing versus gimmicky writing. My personal opinion is that I would rather read a GOOD short book than a BLEH long book. Filler material like detail descriptions of meals or horticultural science level discussion […]

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Procrastination…It’s Making Me Late

It’s time I confessed…I’m late getting my second book to print. My original plan was to have it in my hand for San Diego Comic-Con so I could promote it, but I had “distractions” like two kids graduating at the same time (middle school and high school), one of these kids having an Eagle Scout […]

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The Magic, The Madness: 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Part 2

So where did I leave off? Oh yeah, Friday. It’s taken me a couple of days to get back into “non-con” mode. Sorry for the delay. Saturday, July 20 Compared to Friday, Saturday was rather sedate. I really was excited for the panel about Kickstarter funding because I may be looking into starting one to […]

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The Magic, The Madness: 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Part 1

San Diego Comic-Con 2013. Wow, I’m not really sure where to start because so much happened over the 4.5 days of the con and it all tends to blur together sometimes. But I’ll at least regale you with the highlights. First of all please know that I have been attending this con since 2002 as […]

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To Market, To Market

Long delay, I know. Had many family events to get through and San Diego Comic-Con starts next week. Which leads me to my current discussion about marketing. Writing a book and publishing it are great accomplishments. Never think for a moment that they are not incredible goals to achieve. However, how are people going to […]

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