Friday, February 20, 2015

On Writing - A Double-Shot of Perspective.

If there are clams (some extra gas money), then that's fine; if there's spurred emotion (someone says, "Hey, I liked your novel."), all the better.

It continues to be my pleasure to live, research, study, learn, laugh, spend time with my wife and daughter, etc., and I have yet to see the downside.
"Writing is its own reward." - Henry Miller.
"A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom." 
- Roald Dahl

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Feedback and Support - The Crucible of Self-Editing a Sci Fi Novel.

I've updated the first chapters of the novel. Feedback from family, in particular my brother, has been super helpful. I receive these stinging remarks on errors but they're all true. Big brother is watching (1984) alright.

Another big plus is that my sister-in-law is on a promotion tour in the Philippines! She's getting my book out there with my bro-in-law in tow.

Thank you both for your support. I appreciate the efforts that are being made on my behalf without my even having asked. You three have been incredible.

Also - a huge shot out to Nic and Marlina, you two are awesome. Reading, feedback, reviews on Amazon, and selfies to boot! Let's have more of that please. Thank you so much for your support.

More support has come in the form of selfies - many thanks to you all. Also - finished another short story. A collection of short stories, perhaps an anthology?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Human Error - Reading Poetry While Editing

After many edits and rechecking of said edits, I read my work and felt it to be in much need of a complete overhaul. Reading Borges' poetry made me want to improve my "clunky" writing. I recommend his poetry, essays, and lectures. Currently on Chapter 4 - no shame in admitting. My apologies to those who suffered through reading the first edition.