Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I'm sending a proposal to an agent today for the Secrets of Starpoint Mountain. I sent them a proposal for Time Web Tremors and they gave me a very odd response. They didn't actually say no they just said they felt it needed more editing. Also looking at several other agents to submit to this weekend.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I was feeling really odd after finishing the first draft of the third book last week. I had spent so much time working on it and writing had become so second nature it seemed like I was being lazy or forgetting something. It occurred to me that I could still write new stuff and rewrite Ghosts of Starpoint Mountain at the same time without going to far astray. I was thinking that there must be lots and lots of short stories that I could tell that take place in the Land of Starpoint. Some ideas came to me that dealt with the main characters at some point earlier in their lives and other ideas were people and events who never appear in the books. I made a list of possible stories and wrote:

Wishes Hope and Dreams
Best Ever Day
Destined for Adventure
The History of Fire
It Isn't Easy Being A Giant
The Rise and Fall of Ern Kabernackle

The first two are stories about a very young Gallif and her little brother, Veret, growing up and the third is a young Blinks going out for his first adventure:

"If he was attacked by and orc, aquilus or four-headed montique he would be ready. He wasn't actually sure there was such a thing as a four-headed montique, or any montiques at all, but if there were he was going to be ready for them."

The other three are completely independent stories. These are also really short stories with the longest being about 1200 words. The longer ones start next week.

Monday, April 12, 2010


I finished it! It took 95 days and tops out at 100,000 words. It's one of the best writing experiences I've ever had.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


It turned in to quite a good week for 13. I spent the first few days stumbling around but finally took off. I wonder if the reason it was so rough was because I knew what scene was coming. It was an incredibly tense and emotional scene that I knew was going to make me cry. I had tears in my eyes and had to stop and do something else for a while to keep it from going to far. I told people it was hay fever.

I can't believe how emotional I can get over some of these scenes. This is the third time I've been so in to the events I had an emotional reaction out of it.

I made a tentative cover for the third book. I used the alternate cover that Jesse painted for the first book and did some redesign on it to make it work. I still need to get Jesse's permission.