First off, I completed my 24-hour writing contest story and got it edited and sent it off. It started at 1100 words and I got it down to 870 by slashing the fat and getting rid of some of my really good details (Sorry crappy Jeep heater. You got cut).
But then I thought of trying to look at a story I wrote in 2014, ‘The Lives of Jonathon Gray.’ I actually made the decision in 2016 to have it professionally edited. I sent it to Dona McCormack (@DonaWrites) and she sent me back the edits.
Well, today, January 21, 2018 I read her edits and updated my story. What the hell? Why didn’t I do this earlier?
Probably, but guess what. I did it. I got it done and I loved reading the feedback from someone who read and consumed my story.
I want to do it some more. I’ve written several more stories for a collection named ‘Dissonic Voices’ and I want to get it out by the end of March.
And so it begins. This is the easy part. Continuing, that is the challenge. It always is.
So while most people were out drinking and having a hard time determining the actual mileage on their starship, I was getting interviewed by the Power of Perception Radio Network. Earlier in December, Scott Golden contacted me on Twitter to see if I would like to be on his program.
Obviously, I said yes and sent him a quick bio and planned to do it on New Year’s Eve. And thus, last night we talked.
Below is the link to the interview where you can find some interesting background on all my books. Also, you can hear about the exciting things I have planned for my cat and llama’s Instagram accounts in 2016. Enjoy!
“To Become the Collector” continues the story from last year’s hit, “To Find the Collector.” In book two of the Collector series, Cyris meets new humans, all with special powers. None are as mysterious, and gruff, as the one they call Boss. The Boss holds a power which Cyris has never dreamed of having. But the Boss has other plans than just giving his special gift to the Mover. The request the Boss puts forth to Cyris would cure him of the pain he feels due to the loss of the love of his life, Tabytha. Cyris dreams of their moments together, the love they shared, the horror of her death. His pain fuels his alcoholic spells when he makes rash decisions, like bestowing the ability to speak on a dog.
And it all leads to an ending that opens more possibilities than he ever knew.
Well, for Friday and Saturday, my eBook “To Find the Collector” will be given away for free. The thought is I want people to read it and give me reviews on it. Also, since it is the first in the series, I want to get some buzz going for the sequel that should come out in the next month or so.
Ok, so I started this book in 2007 and had the bulk of it written for the last 3 years. But, I’ve never felt comfortable enough to publish and share it. I’m not sure why, so I decided what the hell. Let the book be read.
The story is solid with some great twists. There is good character development and some fantastic parts that all blend into an interesting universe. Oh, and the romance…
I have the second book, ‘To Become the Collector’ almost edited and ready to go. It should be out the first quarter of 2015.
But until then, I would highly recommend enjoying the first book, ‘To Find the Collector.’ It’s a great read. I should know; I’ve been reading it for the last 7 years.