Sunday, February 22, 2015

Time Jump: Apocalypse released for Kindle

I have about two dozen finished short stories I want to release. Here's the first (originally written in 2005). Time Jump: Apocalypse.

. . . and for only 99cents, its hard to go wrong. What's the story about? Glad you asked:

 Jack Henshaw and the millions left alive on Earth are desperately looking towards a time jumper to help them elude the cataclysmic disasters wreaking havoc across the globe. If a jump is successful, those seeking refuge might maintain some semblance of civilization. The problem is, there are only two men genetically able to handle the extremes of a time jump . . . and one of them has been lost. Henshaw, the head of NASA's JUMP program must race time and disasters to unravel the mystery of the first jumper's disappearance, all the while struggling to find the answers to his own urgent question: What is causing Earth to destruct . . . and why has his wife vanished without a trace?

Read it now on your kindle.




Sunday, February 8, 2015

January Writing Report

January was a great month. I finished the first draft of my unnamed novel in The Boy and the Beast series. This sizeable beastie of a novel might get split into two if it keeps growing in the second draft.

I missed only one writing day this month. Not bad. It was a month of editing. And I broke an early morning wake time record when I arose at 2:44am on Jan 17th.

Date / wake time/ writing time / total word count

1/1/15
4:50
5:08am-7:05am
97,634
1/2/15
3:56
4:11am-6:15am
98,365
1/3/15
4:42
4:56am-7:14am
99,276
1/4/15
3:15
3:27am-7:12am
7:59am-9:31am
101,466
YAAAY

First Draft Done!

1/5/15
5:10
5:22am-7:00AM

1/6/15
5:24
5:41am-7:10am
101,643
1/7/15
3:55
4:09am-7:01am
101,611
1/8/15
5:03
5:16am-7:08am
102,173
1/9/15
3:44
3:57am-7:05am
102,345
1/10/15
3:56
4:30am-6:28am
103,253
1/11/15
4:11
4:22am-6:51am
1:17pm-3:50pm
103,659
104,154
1/12/15
4:20
4:32am-7:12am
105,139
1/13/15
4:10
4:23am-5:58am
105,712
1/14/15
4:00
4:13am-7:11am
105,748
1/15/15
4:32
4:48am-6:58am
106,160
1/16/15
4:17
4:26am-5:40am
106,208
1/17/15
2:44
2:58am-7:01am
106,003
1/18/15



1/19/15

11:00am-11:40
106,183
1/20/15
4:28
4:50am-6:59am
106,511
1/21/15
5:49
6:08am-7:17am
106,400
1/22/15
4:43
5:01am-6:57am
106,500
1/23/15
4:17
4:31am-6:42am
106,657
1/24/15
4:55
5:12am-11:25am
107,501
1/25/15
5:56
6:14am-8:15am
8:02pm-9:24pm
107,993
1/26/15
5:31
5:49am-7:04am
108,208
1/27/15
4:28
4:40am-6:07am
108,183
1/28/15
3:09
3:26am-7:04am
107,976
1/29/15
3:28
3:42am-7:04am
108,483
1/30/15
5:54
6:03am-6:58am
108,542
1/31/15
2:58
3:14am-8:13am
108,684
 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Playing with pitching my latest novel

Here are some versions I came up with...

#1

The gods have gifted Winter as a Seer, but her brother, Aven comes to despise her visions when they fail to prevent the deaths of their parents and the girl he loves. When brother and sister are thrown from their medieval world into a high-tech order of peacekeepers, Aven must choose whether or not to follow Winter in her blind devotion to the gods, while Winter must face her newest vision and make a choice: trust the mysterious gods who’ve given her power, or forsake them, and try to save her brother from the gruesome death she’s foreseen.

#2

Winter is empowered, having been gifted by the gods, but her brother, Aven, comes to despise her divine visions when they fail to prevent the deaths of their parents and the girl he loves. Winter embraces the violent destiny promised her by the gods, but Aven must choose whether or not to follow the sister he loves down that dark road—even when she is more faithful to the gods he hates than to him. But when questions regarding the gods mount in Winter’s mind, she must decide if she will remain devoted to her high calling—especially in the face of her newest vision: the gruesome death of her brother.

#3 (a bit of a combo)

Winter treasures that she was chosen to be god-touched, but her brother, Aven comes to despise her divine visions when they fail to prevent the deaths of their parents and the girl he loves. Winter embraces the violent destiny promised her by the gods, and Aven must choose whether or not to follow the sister he loves down that dark road—even when she is more faithful to the gods he hates than to him. But when brother and sister are thrown from their medieval world into a high-tech order of peacekeepers, Winter must decide if she will remain devoted to her high calling and ignore the fresh questions surrounding her cruel foresight, including the impending horror of her newest vision: the gruesome death of her brother.

#4 (simple is better)
Aven desires a simple, farmers life, but his sister, Winter, is a Seer, and wants to fulfill the high destiny of the gods. Will Aven risk his life and dreams to follow Winter down the violent path set before her? And will Winter keep faith if she cannot save Aven from the gruesome death she’s forseen?