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I just got back from a much-needed vacation. My wife and I were planning to go to Greece, but over COVID my passport had expired without me noticing, and it took about two months to renew- not conducive to booking a flight during this crazy time. So, undeterred, we rented a car and stayed inContinue reading “Rest and refuel”
For this week’s post, I thought I’d offer a glimpse of what I’ve been working on these past few months. Below is a very preliminary draft of Noonday in the North‘s first chapter. This is book three in my Absolution of the Morning Star series (book 1: Dawn of the Lightbearer, book 2: The MourningContinue reading “Sample: Noonday in the North”
I’ve been playing this indie-author game for just over two years now. Apparently, that is still quite the newbie in this world, but I have learned a lot and thought it would be a good time to share some of my key takeaways. When I decided to self-publish the Island of Stone, I began fromContinue reading “Raising word children”
We all hope that we grow as writers. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it’s imperative for enjoyment in the craft. I’ve become a firm believer that stagnation leads to rot, but thankfully, there can never be an endpoint because there can never be perfection in writing. Sure, some haveContinue reading “Dump to Dialogue”
I’m a terrible blogger, I know. My last post was almost a month ago! Gosh, time flies. Don’t worry. I’m still writing. I’m at 52,314 words for Noonday in the North, book 3 in the Absolution of the Morningstar series. I also worked some on Desert of Stone, book 2 in my Monuments of StoneContinue reading “The life”
Noonday in the North, book three of my Absolution of the Morning Star series, is moving along nicely. Currently, I am at 44,890 words, so probably about a third of the way through the writing. Not bad for about two and a half months of work. The saga continues as Erik makes his way fromContinue reading “Noonday in the North Updates…and giants!”
When we last left off (read part 1 here), my wife and I were in the international arrival area of JFK airport, eagerly awaiting the arrival of my in-laws on their first trip outside of China. At this point, it was an hour after their plane arrived, and still no parents. As I mentioned, theyContinue reading “My life in China, Part 33- My in-laws’ US adventure 2”
Why am I compelled to write? What is this incessant drive that pushes me to spend hours each day crafting a story? Why do I put myself through the stress, loneliness, and frustration? I honestly don’t know. But the question of why I can’t sit and binge-watch Netflicks like everyone else? Ah, now there’s anContinue reading “Zombie no more”
As promised, it is time for the telling of my in-laws’ first great adventure to the United States! It’s a long tale played out over months, so I’ve decided to break it up into a mini-series. My in-laws have now been to the US three times and were supposed to come last summer, but COVIDContinue reading “My life in China, Part 32- My In-laws’ US adventure”
Has it really been two years since I started this rigamarole? According to WordPress, it has. After my latest post, I was checking my stats when a little message sent me down memory lane. Gosh, what a journey. I published my feeble attempt at a website on April 1st, 2020. Since February of that year,Continue reading “Trip down memory lane”
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