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Writing Progress: Providence


Word count so far: 14,153. When I began this series, my intention was to tell a story that was engaging and suspenseful, a story that was written in an epic space opera backdrop, but eventually lead the reader on a journey of faith.  I think I’m getting there. The first novel, The Terminarch Plot, is completely … Continue reading

Writing Progress: The Conundrum


Word Count of Novel: 9399 I wrote some good dialogue today.  The female lead is really annoyed at the main character right now…and will be for some time.  It’s fun making their relationship complicated.  She’s pretty mysterious, but doesn’t really need him around after all.  The scary monsters I introduced in yesterday’s session have been … Continue reading

Writing Progress: Female Lead Introduced


Word count of novel: 8112 Today I wrote a fun passage where my male hero, who thinks he is the last human in existence, find out that there was another human living on another planet all along. And she’s female. His reaction to her is at first fear because she is disguised to look like … Continue reading

Writing Progress: Even More Peril


Word Count: 7,567 Today was a good writing day indeed.  One thing that I think I’m pretty good at is putting my hero in so much peril it makes the reader sick trying to figure out how the poor guy (or gal) will get out of it. My hero was (at the start of where … Continue reading

Writing Progress: A Villain Introduced

Writing Progress: A Villain Introduced


Word count: 7,006 Tonight was a fun writing session.  I finally was able to introduce one of the main villains of this sequel.  His name is Duuzra M’Hlaft and he’s a mixture of Boba Fett, a huge humanoid bat, and probably Snake Plisskin of Escape from New York. When getting ideas for characters, I often peruse … Continue reading

Writing Progress: Getting Bogged Down


Word count: 6350 Today was hard. Really hard. I fought to get the words on the page. It was a struggle much like wrestling an opponent much larger and more confident than myself. I started by writing up the bio on another hero I intended to use later, and then I erased the start of … Continue reading

Writing Progress: Heroic Delusions


Word count after today’s session: 6,200. Today I tried something interesting with my main character. Without spoilers, I had Guillermo experience something in the last chapter that to the reader seemed plausible. In today’s passage we find him in hospital recovering from his injuries and his doctor doesn’t believe a word he says about the … Continue reading