Month: February 2009

More Pictures From Iraq

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More Pictures From Iraq

Reading Is Not Dead

The sky is falling, the sky is falling. I need to be working on edit, so this will be short, but I wanted to share it. As you all know, I’ve been getting acquainted with public transportation. One thing that

Scenes from Iraq

Will and some of the others had to go to Baghdad on business. While they were there, they got a tour of one of the palaces. I wasn’t crazy about him going to Baghdad, but I’m glad he got to

Et Cetera

It was winding up to be a pretty good night. I’m sad the weekend is already over, but I went through three more chapters and I broke the 138,000 word mark. That means 27,000 words have met their bitter end.


As I’ve stated a time or two, I rather like being alone. I just putter around and sleep when I want, write when I want and do nothing if I want. But I also treasure my friendships. Perhaps I have

The Request

First off, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the query process, I’m going to line out what I do. This is, of course, after the manuscript is finished and polished, query letter is honed, synopsis and cover letter

It’s Hard To Be Humble

It’s Hard To Be Humble-Mac Davis I’ve learned a lot about myself in the recent edit frenzy. Some parts of Paladin are pretty good. Some parts aren’t. Some parts are pure drivel wrapped around the bones of what could be

It’s Hard To Be Humble

Query Letter Secrets

I once made a comment on Books and Writers about the chances of actually being published given the amount of talent out there. One of the mods responded, “What you see here is not what normally crosses an agent’s desk.