Now that I’ve finished Gifts of the Elven, the second book set in the Vale, I realized that I should let my publisher know that this will be a series. Series apparently sell better, and marking the books as part of a series is a good marketing idea. So now I have Stories from the… Read More


I wrote the last line of Gifts of the Elven just now. A total of 218 pages, 134,905 words. Everybody lives happily ever after, except the bad guy, of course. Wow. I’m exhausted. But Camp Nanowrimo is in April, so I have to pull up my boots and truck on. I’m beginning a third Vale… Read More


I crossed the 100,000 word mark yesterday on Gifts of the Elven. I’m almost done. I have to finish the climactic battle, give the bad guy his fate, and then do a longish wind-down. Then it’ll be done! I never thought this book would fly, but it sprouted wings like Arlin and took off. The… Read More


Gifts of the Elven has been moving along well. On writing days (5 or 6 days/week – remember I’m a football fan) I’ve been averaging about 1700-3500 words per day. I am struggling with the approach to the climax, but the struggle seems to be yielding some good stuff nevertheless. Having my roomie here to… Read More