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Planning & Development

05
Nov
2017

Life Telling Me Something

A power failure and Chinese food. Normally these two things don’t go together, but they made for an interesting weekend.

02
Feb
2017

Growing Up with the Net

Thinking about doing a book on the Internet from a web developer’s point of view. Growing Up with the Net will look back at the changes over the last few decades, share some behind the scenes stuff, and offer practical insight and advice.

09
Jul
2016

Ideas exploding out of my head

Every since last weekend, my head has exploded with ideas. The series reorganization is complete. I now have twenty-five core books, including two trilogies. Time’s Puzzle still doesn’t have a final book count yet and probably won’t for a while.

04
Jul
2016

Where am I going with the series?

The box in the top right corner of the SOH website is a motivator. I’m already thinking about how fast I can get the grammar check on Legend done. Not only that I can’t wait to see the next book in the series, A Dream To Share, underneath Legend as I wait for feedback. I was even thinking further than that to the books I wanted to do before tackling the In the Name of Freedom trilogy. That led to a few complications and me rethinking my plan.

22
Feb
2015

Evolution of a cover

We’ve all had it drilled in our heads. . . Covers sell books. They are like the home page of a website. Both have less than two seconds…

19
Feb
2015

The creative thought process behind a promo video

Modern day movies have always had promo trailers. Now, it seems books need them too. There are a few companies out there that produce them, but…

03
Sep
2013

73 pages and counting

42, 988 words. My words. I’ve got the story summaries done on the outline. I was able to reference chapter, scenes, and ideas that I…

05
Aug
2013

The Plan

While I have 16 or so books in various stages on my computer and in my head, I have decided to concentrate on seven of…

24
Jul
2012

Slight change of the plan

I tried to work on Spirit, but gave myself a really bad case of writer’s block. Not surprising really. For so many years, I have…

21
Jul
2012

A Plan is Forming

As much as I want Legend to be the first book, I realize it cannot be. There are several reasons for this. Yes, it is…

13
Jul
2012

Change the Fate of a Book

One of the problems that I have with editing my own stuff is that I tend to read something and then make a checklist of…

11
Feb
2011

Ready for the next step

After several weeks of a programming binge that left my brain mush by the end of the day, I sat down tonight and finished editing…

28
Dec
2010

I’ve made my decision

For the last few months, I’ve been doing a lot programming and web design work, so my brain hasn’t been in much of a writing…

09
Nov
2010

Intriguing Idea

A friend of mine called to wish me a belated “Happy Birthday,” wondering why I hadn’t listened to his original birthday message.  I told him…

08
Jul
2010

It is now up to four

Last night I worked on a book that is probably in as much contention for being published first as the other three, even though the…

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