Cadence Drake in Real Life: Now legal, soon possible. I win! :D

The main character of my current novel series, Cadence Drake, was a genetically engineered child. One mother, three fathers, and some slicing and dicing of her chromosomes to give her the exact characteristics her mother wanted for her: From my mother I have my coffee-with-a- touch-of-cream skin and full lips and straight teeth. From one of my fathers I have … Continue reading →

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Finally got the images for Cadence Drake posted

A view of Bailey’s Irish Station, where The Wishbone Conspiracy will start. A second angle. The bonus station. The spaceships from Bailey’s Irish. A closer look at the ships. If you have Minecraft, you can get all of the for free from the following download page: http://howtothinksideways.com/cady-goodies/ Still not done with the WARPAINT songs. … Continue reading →

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Do you own and play Minecraft? Want my spaceship models?

Yes, I’m a geek. Using Minecraft, I built life-sized walkthrough models of the spaceships I write about in Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood and Warpaint from the schematics I drew. I did it to keep myself from making stupid location mistakes in the stories. (And let’s be real…it was fun. And when I was a kid, I used to pray to … Continue reading →

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Cady (in Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood) hit #8 in her category on Amazon

Tuesday night, HUNTING THE CORRIGAN’S BLOOD hit #8 in Books/SF/Space Opera on Amazon.com. The book was hovered around the top ten all day yesterday, and is #20 right now. I want to thanks the folks who bought the book, who recommended it, who wrote reviews. With Cady having a good kickoff, it makes my chances of finding a readership for … Continue reading →

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WABWM: How Battle Plans Fall Apart (But Still Keep Working)

9:03 AM Have been working since about 7:00 AM. Am both behind and ahead on the revision. I’m doing Chapter 9 right now, which in theory would put me behind (since my schedule today calls for me to have STARTED on Chapter 11. However, with two exceptions where I’ll have to add entirely new scenes, I’ve done a complete write-in … Continue reading →

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WABWM: Down to the wire, doing the stress dance

10:04 AM Have been working since 7:30 AM. Am in full-blown “holy shit, I’m outta time” mode now. What I needed to get done yesterday… #4-Transfer corrections to e-pub versions. #8-Set up the sales pages for my site, Amazon, B&N, Apple, and possibly Kobo (Kobo is not impressing me) (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, WordPress. #12-Write the cool newsletter promo entries, teasers, and … Continue reading →

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WABWM: Getting close to publishing HUNTING THE CORRIGAN’S BLOOD

8:54 AM Late start today. Have: Been in a panic over the music video and have been considering another hundred or so takes to see if I could get one I liked better (counterproductive, and I’m out of time) Been setting up the Cadence Drake website, and realizing that I haven’t put together the cool promo newsletter I’ve had months … Continue reading →

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WABWM: Music video, pre-pub work

Forgot to put this up yesterday, so this is actually yesterday’s list. 7:32 AM The Wednesday list: Proof and correct print version of manuscript (Pages). DONE Upload final print version of HTCB. (CreateSpace) DONE Finish print cover layout. (Fireworks) DONE Transfer corrections to epub versions. (Pages, Scrivener) Transfer and adapt high-res print cover to low-res epub cover. (Fireworks) DONE Redo … Continue reading →

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WABWM: This weeks, while WARPAINT cools down…

Writing a book includes: Conceptualizing. Outlining. Writing. Revision. Production. Post-production and promotion. It includes all of these steps whether you are publishing commercially or on your own. So I’ll be tracking all those other steps as I work through them on this board. Today, the task on WARPAINT is to let it sit for a few more days so I … Continue reading →

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