My scribblings…

I was asked to provide a list of books in sequence order for the two series, so here they are… The Grey Man series- The Grey Man- Vignettes The Grey Man- Payback The Grey Man- Changes The Grey Man- Partners … Continue reading

Ratholes…

Are the bane of a writer… If it isn’t a research rathole, it’s a question that prompts another thousand words, or a what if that causes a rethink of an entire chapter. Or the muse gets a wild hair… Simple … Continue reading

State of the writer…

Trying to decide between dazed and confused and frazzled… Finished up a 9999 word (hey, it had to be UNDER 10000 word) short for possible inclusion in an anthology next year, and alpha read two other short stories for folks, … Continue reading

Get your gun

Right when you write about them… This was I post I did over at MadGeniusClub.com A 10,000 foot view… First, forget everything you’ve ever seen in the movies, it’s all BS! Take a moment and think about Newton’s laws, especially … Continue reading

This is gonna be interesting…

Our local library is doing an Indie Author day on Saturday at the main library… Apparently there are at least a dozen local authors (color me surprised), who will be there. It’s an opportunity to sell some books, and maybe … Continue reading

Western snippet…

Okay, you get one snippet, then I have to get back on Rimworld… The usual caveats, and as always, comments appreciated!       Prologue The east side of Horsehead Crossing was a mass of bawling cows, dust, flies, and tired cowboys … Continue reading

Research…

It’s TRULY the bane of a writer’s existence… I might have gotten a thousand words done today, but I DID spend almost six hours on research… 1870s Colorado 1870s guns/modifications to 1851 Colt Navy for cartridges/Trap door Springfield .45-70 Goodnight-Loving … Continue reading

Thoughts on writing…

Yeah, yeah, I know you smell something burning… :-p Writing is a solitary endeavor, engaged in by various methods and practices, by a wide variety of people across many cultures. Which is a polite way of saying there isn’t really … Continue reading

Sigh…

 The bane of the writers existence is research, last night I spent five hours digging around in a variety of links and NATOPS. All for what will probably be two or maybe three paragraphs in the short story. Having experts that … Continue reading

Another Rift snippet…

Travelling today, so you get more, still no plan… sigh… Chapter 3 Danny had done all the planning he could. Everything was dependent on his ‘bump’ being right. Now it was time to execute it. He had waypoints programmed, but … Continue reading