Spirit of the Lone Horse

March 24, 2017

An in-depth review of Legend

Legend's first and so far only review comes from the person who helped it mature as a beta reader. Does this invalidate the review in any way? No, because I didn't compensate her for her help or the review in any way. And she didn't see the final copy until it was published.
February 17, 2017

My Titles Come From My Heart

My titles reflect not only my story, but who I am and what the story means to me. Making money would be nice, but I'm not going to sacrifice the integrity of my words for a buck. I write and say what I mean. Packaging myself, or my works up, in some smelly perfume just to appeal to the masses isn't who I am.
December 16, 2016

Notes of My Heart… Legend Finally Becomes Reality

I released Do You Believe In Legend? as a pre-order on Amazon today. It’s a small step in a much larger dream. Imagine visiting a movie theater, […]
August 19, 2016

Horses as people in stories

Characters must be believable or they sour the story. Hardcore expectations come into play when it's a human or animal, If something is going to be changed about them, it needs to be done carefully or the character going to appear fake or corny. I draw on my experience with horses to make these changes.
August 16, 2016

Changing my methodology slightly

It's a very dynamic time for A Dream To Share. This has led to change in how the book's progress is going to be measured. Instead of relying on an arbitrary percentage, I'm going to be using its word count with a fexible goal of 75,000 words.
August 2, 2016
Time slipping away

Chapter 30 is in the books… Yay!

Taking a moment to stop, breathe, and applaud myself. Granted I still have twenty-one more chapters left in the grammar check, but I told myself that once I reached chapter thirty I would celebrate. The milestone means I have less than more to do.
July 23, 2016

Learning more about Jo

During them, I learned about her history of undercover operations. I still don't know the details of every one, but I now at least know how and why Jo does things, both as herself and other people. It also triggers the need for me to write a twenty-sixth book in the core series.
July 4, 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.
October 24, 2015

6 Lessons I Learned from Writing Spirit

Legend, my WIP, is coming along. The way I’m doing it is a little weird, though. I’m editing and writing at the same time. While I […]
October 18, 2015

Come listen and learn more about me

It seems that life has been a lot of scramble and hurry up and wait as of late. Tomorrow is no different. Something very exciting is happening that […]
August 3, 2015

Two wonderful and sweet hours

For two hours on Sunday, I was a celebrity. No, there was no paparazzi chasing me, hot lights, red carpets, fancy limos, or anything like that. […]
July 25, 2015

It’s alive!

Today is a day of great joy and slight disappointment. The disappointment is that due to  some scheduling/attendance conflicts, we are bumping up the Spirit‘s celebration […]
July 22, 2015

Do You Believe In Legend?

We trust that our close friends will always have our back, especially after we get to know them to the point that they finish our sentences, […]
July 12, 2015

Another review, another lesson learned

Another review is up on Goodreads. That makes two on Goodreads and three on Amazon with only one duplicated between them.  In the latest review, it was hard for […]
March 11, 2015

A Dream Is Reality

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” Back in 1986, when this adventure started, all I wanted was one simple horse […]
February 22, 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 to […]
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