She didn't need to look over her shoulder to know he hadn't come home last night, and her feelings on the matter were well beyond disconcerting. Maybe it was better this way, being alone in the house. After all, she rarely screamed at herself. Reaching her hand towards the wall, she touched the coffee stains, … Continue reading Novel Excerpts 2nd Draft [Chapter /Beautiful In Every Way]
I've decided to post a few excerpts from the 2nd Draft of my Novel. Once more, thank you for reading. Joseph * * * * * * * January 2012 [There are ugly faces on the wall], she thought. [I can't keep my eyes open. I didn't see any faces the last time I died...only … Continue reading Novel Excepts 2nd Draft [Chapter / Beautiful In Every Way]
I realized something this evening. I write seven days a week . . . no matter what . . . no matter what. I have this blog, small column, and I've been working on a novel(s) for a year; I don't see writing as work. I'll never see writing as work. Here's my analogy. Taking … Continue reading Comparing Writing to Sex
For several weeks I've been pushing to finish my novel. At last count [yesterday], my word total is 101,000, leaving me somewhere in the middle of my second draft. I've made a decision: I'll be packaging Books 1 & 2 of the Series together for sale totaling 120k words, instead of only Book 1 @ … Continue reading Novel Update
A late-night conversation alongside a small lake on a warm summer night in the City of Denver Colorado. "Well...I see I'm not the only one to make it out alive," Bob said frantically. Seeing the terror within Bob's eyes, "No thanks to you...you just ran off...a flight to save yourself," John said. "Flight is r...r...right...what … Continue reading Surviving The Harvest
Another highly productive weekend. My last word count [80k]. The journey continues as I prepare to write the last two chapters [13 & 14]. Estimated word count upon completion before being handed over to a Professional Editor [100k]. I'm feeling good about Book #1 of the series coming in at 100k words, and still have … Continue reading Another highly productive weekend. My last word count [80k].
Day 1, Thought 1 Sometimes I run my left thumb along my left ring finger, just to check to see if it's still there. Of course, my wedding ring hasn't been there for several years. Nearly five years past, not long before I was forced from my home of over ten years, the ring was … Continue reading Day 1, Thought 1
I've decided to post a 10k word version of this chapter. This a 2nd draft. Not to make excuses in advance, but far from a professional edit/proof read copy. One character, one chapter, from a 15 chapter book with a dozen characters. Not a short read! December 2011 The first thought Shelby had when she … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Full Chapter 10k Word Version]
Before I get sidetracked, I'd like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that all of you, have a safe and fantastic New Year, and I wish all of you many Blessings! Sidetracked... Questions...that's what on my mind as we begin the New Year. Am I prepared? Are we ready? I believe 2020 promises to … Continue reading Before I get sidetracked, I’d like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Once again, Shelby isn't deceased. First, I'd like to say Thank You for those readers who've taken the time to read any or all of this chapter. Being well over 10K words, it's a fairly long read when compiled. Being the 2nd draft of the chapter, it's grown some since the first time I posted … Continue reading Afterward / Beautiful In Every Way