It's been a while since I've been here. The past few months have been rather hectic for me. Fortunately, things are finally starting to slow down a bit. I'm settling into the new rhythm of my life. I don't have as much time to work on this as I used to, but I am starting … Continue reading Back from the Dead (or at least a long break)
Shadow and Light
I really am working on chapter 6
It's coming, I promise. I am working on it. I wrote a couple pages just the other day. Then I deleted them because I didn't like them. Between that and all the interruptions, it's taking more time than I'd like. Of course, it would help if people would stop accidentally setting their kitchen on fire … Continue reading I really am working on chapter 6
The Tortoise or the Hare
At the outset of my EMT course, I was hopeful that I'd be able to keep writing at a rate of a couple chapters each month. That didn't work out so well last month. While I'm well into getting Chapter 6 written, it's far from finished. The EMT course is the number-one factor here. In … Continue reading The Tortoise or the Hare
The Lunar Eclipse
When I launched this blog, I uploaded a photo I took of the total lunar eclipse from April of 2014. That eclipse image has played a significant influence in shaping my thoughts and ideas for the book Shadow and Light. So with another spectacular lunar eclipse taking place last night, you can guess what I … Continue reading The Lunar Eclipse
Shadow and Light – Chapter 05
(Chapter 04) The road grew steep as it approached the pass into the Battle Plain. Nikka lost count of how many times they switched back, zig-zagging their way slowly up the steep mountainside. The air was cooler and dry, at least compared to what Nikka was accustomed to. Looking back, Nikka couldn’t even see her … Continue reading Shadow and Light – Chapter 05
Writing in Slow Motion
I know it's been a while since I've posted an update. Life has been... well, busy. I warned you that my EMT class would take some time from writing, and it has. A lot. Mountains of bureaucratic paperwork have been moved to register with the appropriate state and federal agencies. I'm now officially and legally … Continue reading Writing in Slow Motion
Shadow and Light – Chapter 04
(Chapter 03) Sleep never came to Nikka. She spent the night staring out the open window, her mind fixed on the distant spire in the center of the Battle Plain. There was something special about it, something that called to her. She needed to see it. The horns began to blow as the first pre-dawn … Continue reading Shadow and Light – Chapter 04
Chapter 4 almost finished!
Chapter 4 is finally "text-complete". Now I just have to go back and revise and edit. I'd have finished it sooner, but I kept having important stuff come up. Like last night, some farmer accidentally set his field on fire. We got the fire out. It only took resources from about half the county and … Continue reading Chapter 4 almost finished!
I know, I'm a day late for a mid-week update. I was going to write this yesterday, but I didn't get to it. So here it is, a day late. Chapter 4 of Shadow and Light is in the works at the moment. I'm hoping to finish it and get it online next week. I'll … Continue reading Mid-week update
Shadow and Light – Chapter 03
(Chapter 02) Nikka rode alone among the rice paddies. The stalks were tall and green now, waving back and forth gently in the breeze. It hadn't rained yet today, nor did it appear that it would. The rains were coming to an end. The harvest would start soon, and then war. Nikka patted Nym on … Continue reading Shadow and Light – Chapter 03
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