Good Morning Is an Oxymoron – Conclusion

Here’s the conclusion to chapter one of The Changeling, which is my rewrite of my first book, Discovery. You can find part 1 here. A small boy wandered directly under his window but did not look up, even when Charlie called a concerned, “Are you okay?” A hooded shepherd turned in Charlie’s direction and snarled,…

Good Morning Is an Oxymoron – Part 1

Having gone through my revision of my first book, Discovery, I’ve decided to post the 1st chapter here. It’ll be in 2 (long) parts, as the entire chapter is 2,600 words. Once done, I anticipate re-releasing the book (publisher unknown) under the moniker The Changeling. Those of you who’ve read Discovery should find it darker,…

Editing, Day … What the hell day is it again?

Okay, I’m coming to the end, even though I’ve no idea what comes after the end. Initially, I thought that I’d finish my edits and then pull Discovery from circulation in an attempt to redirect marketing efforts toward finding an agent and perhaps getting it published in the UK. But as I’ve gone through the…

Editing Discovery, Day 15

Editing, or even re-reading a book with humor is a challenge. With a second or a third reading, the jokes become familiar and lose their edge. By the fourth reading, they fall flat. Imagine how you might feel on the tenth reading, while working through your eighth (and final) draft. I will likely have this…

Editing Discovery, Day 5

I intend to remain open kimono on this blog, at least in regards to the writing process and photography. Who knows, perhaps someone will stumble on it one day and gain solace in their own work. Maybe by putting this energy out there, my own work will be discovered and appreciated. I just finished editing…

Editing Discovery, Day 4

So, as I mentioned before on my writing blog, I’ve taken it upon myself to “fix” The Stream series, starting with Discovery. Now I don’t consider the books to be “broken” and the fact that my average review on Amazon is 4.5 out of 5.0 for the books indicates I’m right. However, the marketing is…