Sunday, March 1, 2015

Are those crickets?

I've been embarrassingly negligent to my author blog. For that I’m sorry.
I just looked, it's been over a year... A damn year is unacceptable.
While I've been working my storytelling butt off and doing more writing than I ever have. But I never felt like I’d done enough to make it worth posting my progress. I thought with my focus in writing I’d have plenty to talk about. But it seems the old saying is true, “Writing is the loneliest of professions.”

Let’s do some updates:
People ask me all the time if I’d finished book three in the Dinatech series (Named: Deadline). Yes I have.  It was the first thing I worked on when I started to focus on writing. Currently, I've finished up my second draft of the novel. What I need to do next is story edits.
“But Rob, why haven’t you started the part you like the most?”
I needed to make some hard choices.
I put it aside, along with Devil n’ Jack and all my other projects. I needed to work on the story I want to sell to a publishing house.
Nic and Kennedy’s story has been living with me now for about six months and their friends Anna and Lilly have been telling me their stories as well. I've worked hard on Oil and Water. I’ve been fixing my style, my processes and how I research.
So what happens when you spend all your time with hormonal teenagers?
You want to kill them!
I might have written a few scenes where they drive off cliff off in a fiery car crash. I bring them out when they aren’t behaving.
In a version of writing therapy I took a vacation and wrote a different story. A fellow writer reached out for some help on his blog. It gave me the chance to try two firsts at once. A horror story and working in the short story format. Years ago I had an idea for a horror novel and when Clark asked for help I felt it would be a good time to try it. As we get closer to June I’ll be talking more about this.

My goals in the next month:
To start work on web novel two of; From Beer to Apocalypse. My co-writer and I have picked up a new website and I've started getting the site in place.
I want to have page one published by the end of March and once again meet our goal of a page per week. I think we are going to move from Mondays to releasing on Tuesday though.

Start edits on Deadline. Till I find an agent for Oil and Water it’s in a place where I can slow down and take my time with it. Dinatech is, and always will be my independent project. It’s time get back to this before I become the unknown George R. R. Martin of Independent Sci-Fi. I want to try for November of this year.

Other things I’ve been writing:
Aqua Digest – This is a blog I started to cover my obsession with the NFL football team, Miami Dolphins. I’ve written a few things already but as the off-season starts to become interesting I’ll have more to say. I mean they just let Brian Hartline go… But that’s a post for another blog!

Offensive Mind – Everything else that I want to write about but doesn't have a blog is posted here.  It used to be something that was more of a privet journal, but I just didn't find it that much fun. I’ve changed its format and made it more public.

Talk with you soon... umm, sooner,

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