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


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


The Path of the Dragonfly has been submitted to my publisher, as of about 2 minutes ago. I always have mixed feelings about this step in the process. On one hand, I have put my beloved child out of the house and into the cold, cruel world. On the other, someone might read it and… Read More


I spent the last two days doing a final-final edit of The Path of the Dragonfly, including breaking it into chapters. It’s ready to go to the publisher, and I plan to send it tonight. I learned some important lessons while writing this story. For one, I got a better grasp on when to break… Read More


I took a little vacation from writing, and spent lots of fun hours with my Playstation and an old favorite, Kingdom Hearts. But now I’m back to work. I’ve finished the rewrite on The Path of the Dragonfly (until the rest of my beta readers send me their comments, that is), so now I’m tackling… Read More