Friday, May 28, 2010

Interview with Jake McCauly

In The Last Dawn of Reckoning Jake McCauly is released from prison where he was wrongfully imprisoned. I spent a few minutes talking to him about his ordeal.

"What was it like trying to hunt down a man intent on doing great harm to America?"

"The whole experience was intense, of course, but when we got to Texas we went on the offensive. Knowing he was crazy enough to start an oil fire was rough but the really bad time was in the raft in the Caribean."

As I begin another question Ellen came by and took him away.

Maybe we can get him back sometime.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Getting Published

Publishing in this changing world is getting more complicated every day. The e-book market has changed things and based on an article in today's Wall Street Journal, it may be the wave of the future. An author has the choice in how he goes, but remember that all exposure is good. You want to get your work in front of the publisher.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First Draft

Completing a first draft always give me a boost. Today my partner Barbara M. Hodges completed the first draft on our new novel "ICE". It is not finished. A first draft is far from finished. Now the work begins. Well not work really; if it was work you try to get someone else to do it.

As a writer should, I like every one of my books. This one though is a real winner.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The siren song is calling

Writer's block? Robert B. Parker once said that writer's block is just a lazy excuse to not write. He also said he writes five pages every day. I think that both of these are good advice.

That does not mean that they are easy. They aren't. It is hard to keep at it when the sun is shinning, the golf course beckons. The ocean is out there and the sun is shinning down.

Today is my writer's group weekly meeting so I don't get to goof off. They keep me honest.