Archive for November, 2012



Here is a rough vine charcoal sketch/design for the cover of my first novel “THE BRIDGE”. I’m not happy with the top half so I’m going to have another go and put in a figure of a woman with incredibly long flowing hair. Like in this image, her hair will stretch down to ground and further down the stonework to create the the words of the title. The other words will be put in during editing of the image. A dark stormy sky will be her backdrop. And all of this happens in the book itself. I like to be honest with my image content.

Decision Time…


Sorry for the long silence, been busy with college and also doing a major re-write and edit of novel #1.  I’ve been using the critique I was given as a guide.  I didn’t take every idea on board because I was afraid of losing some of my vision, but I have used a majority of the suggestions.  As a result the story seems much tighter, even more coherent, and overall stronger.  I’m already over a third of the way done with it.  But what to do after that?  I was advised by one friend who’s already published that I go the e-book route AND query as well. I feel comfortable with this idea since I don’t have a track record behind me to show any prospective agents whether or not my writing has an audience.

So I’d like to hear from all of you as to whether you’d like to see “THE BRIDGE” come to life in e-book form?  And if yes, would you like to see it come out in time for Christmas?

I want to say thanks in advance for your help and advice.  I know I have a lot of people pulling for me and I do listen and think about all the advice I’m given.  Take care everyone and looking forward to hearing back.


Finally got a response today. Never thought I’d be so happy to be rejected but at least I have an answer.  And while the novel was rejected I was also given a critique that gave me much food for thought. I’m going to do a rewrite of the story and try to decide where to go from there. More querying or try to e-publish. Any thoughts folks?

For those wondering and needing a reminder “THE BRIDGE” is a unique blend of paranormal horror/mystery/with a sci-fi twist that would make the Twilight Zone proud.

Hmmm…. It’s Been A While…


In fact it’s been a few months since I posted any of my actual writing in progress here.  Just want to let everyone know I will remedy that situation in a few days.  A lot has been going on as you all know from my previous posts.  I’m doing better, my Mom’s going to be okay.  My Father-In-Law is in early stages of cancer that is treatable and his prognosis is looking very good.  My Fibro has calmed down quite a bit and life in general is stabilizing (knock on wood).  I also hope to have an update on the status of my first novel for you all shortly.  So please stay tuned and thanks for keeping up with me.  I’ll have a proper post up in a couple of days.  Take care and I’ll see you all soon.

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