The end of the summer has seen a flurry of activity on book V (Vortex) and Standish. Book V is complete, and has been edited once, and has gone through a beta-test. Standish is over the 50% mark, and awaiting completion. I have also recently scrubbed books 1-4 and relaunched them on Amazon. In some …Continue reading "Late Summer 2017 and the Future"
So, working on Standish again, and I wanted to use Ivan as a cover designer, and go with a helmet as the cover image. This is the final result. What you are looking at is a helmet for a Rescue Technician of the Imperial Fleet, Pre-War of Succession. The helmet has several optical sensors and …Continue reading "Standish"
Finally picked a cover image for book V. Going to modify it a bit, then it should be good to go.Continue reading "Book V Cover"
2018 Flight Plan The plan for next year is to write five novels, roughly 450,000 words, and finished the Earth Saga Series, or at least the first nine books. That means 2018 should look like this: Jan/Feb: Book VI- Condition Zero Mar/Apr: Book VII- Title Classified May/Jun: Book VIII- Title Classified Jul/Aug: Book IX- Title …Continue reading "2018 Flight Plan"
Well, book V is finished. Not 100% finished, but done. It’s currently out with a Beta-Tester, my good friend Nick, who was read the first four books. Hopefully he’ll give me some good feedback, then I can make any changes to it, then have it on the digital shelves before October. It’s been work, but …Continue reading "Wrapping up Book V"
After much delay, I had an artist do a rendering of the Sentinel Commander. I’m not saying that this is the definitive look, but it’s very close to what I have in mind. The Sentinel Commander is a title bestowed on the senior and most advanced robot/droid assigned to warships in my series: The Earth …Continue reading "Sentinel Commander"
I suppose everyone has to find inspiration in their own way. Me, I like to get out of my usual routine and allow the brain to wander. I had planned to write Book V of the Earth Saga, Condition Zero, and a stand-alone, Standish, book simultaneously, but I found that was not working efficiently, so …Continue reading "In Search of Inspiration"
Some pictures from a recent trip to Iceland.Continue reading "Iceland"
“Having read these first three episodes, I am ready to offer a review. The storyline is very well conceived. The characters are well fleshed out with none of the weaknesses common to too many hard science novels. The plot is very easy to follow yet without obvious connections. This story could go on for many …Continue reading "1st Book III Amazon Review"
One of the biggest issues with writing a series is tracking all the data: characters, locations, space-ships, the endless stuff that you must remember. As of today, the Earth Saga is looking at 318 scenes, 96 characters of interest, and 43 planets mentioned or visited. It’s a lot to keep track of. (These notebooks …Continue reading "Tracking"