Thursday, April 25, 2013

Checking in after a busy couple of months

It's been a while, hasn't it?

Yes, the blogging has taken a back seat as of late: I've been relatively busy between writing and editing various projects, all which should see daylight within the next few months. I've gone through the first major edit of REDEEMED, which is now out to first readers. I've written and edited a Jaclyn Johnson novella entitled PROMISES GIVEN, PROMISES KEPT, which is set between DOUBLE AGENT and FEDERAL AGENT. I've written a new Furball and Feathers story, and I've written the first draft to FREEDOM, a Dane Maddock novella that I'm co-authoring with David Wood, our first collaboration.

And following a couple of days on Cape Cod last week, I've completed the outline to the fifth Jaclyn Johnson novel entitled LITERARY AGENT.

Let me wipe the sweat away.

It was once said of pulp magazine writers a century ago: you have to be prolific, or you'll starve. I wear that mantra on my chest even though I try to keep the "prolific" label out of my mind, as I'm not half as prolific as Kevin J. Anderson. Just because I'm only a few days away from beginning to pen what will be my 19th novel doesn't mean you can slap that label on me. I'm just not there yet.

Am I paying for food with my royalties? Yes, I am.

Not starving writer, over here.

I will say, though, that at the beginning of 2013, I set a goal: three published novels, and 200,000 words written.

I'm 79,069 words away from reaching that second goal.