Herman Melville, on the Sisyphean task of novel writing: “….God keep me from ever completing anything. This whole book is but a draught- nay, but a draught of a draught. Oh, Time, Strength, Cash and Patience!” – Melville, Moby … Continue reading
Before I sold VampCon to Greyhart Press, I had already approached a number of literary agents about the novel. A few of them really liked the story, but felt that they could not represent VampCon because the big publishing houses … Continue reading
I’m rereading Fahrenheit 451 and am once again reminded of Bradbury’s poetic stride when it comes to language. Here’s a great passage in which our protagonist, Guy Montag, realizes just how messed up his wife, Mildred, is, as he recalls … Continue reading
There have been various times in the past when I thought that writing was making me unhappy. During these episodes, just thinking about writing could leave me bitter, frustrated, and angry. I would suffer flares of jealousy, and regret along … Continue reading
Advance copies of VampCon were sent out! Our beta-readers are giving us valuable feedback and catching typos! We aim to have the final version out in mid-to-late September. Hurray!
Lately I’ve been spending a bit of time on Wattpad, and if you haven’t heard of Wattpad, it’s an interesting idea: a social network for writers of all skill levels. You can post stories in progress there, get comments and … Continue reading
This may be helpful to a few writers out there. After I finished VampCon, I spent from August 2011 until April 2012 methodically querying any agencies that would look at fantasy. Alas, it did not work out, so I began … Continue reading