Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Works In Progress

Just figured I'd keep everybody up to date with where I'm at with what I'm working on.

Empire (Fantasy)- First off, don't get used to the name because I'm pretty sure it won't remain that once it's released. The more I keep thinking about it, the more convinced I am that I'm gonna change it. I'm not sure the name is the best fit for the book. We'll see though. Right now I'm at about 30,000 words into it so it's probably around half way done more or less.

Shattered (Paranormal Suspense/Thriller)- Once again, don't get too used to the name. Not sure about this one though. I like the title and feel it fits the book. On the other hand, I believe a few other books have been released with the same name in recent times so I may have to deviate a little. Not too far into this one yet, only about 3,500 words so far which is basically the first chapter.

Untitled (Thriller)-Had a title for this but it does not fit what the book's about at all...I mean, not at all! So it's going untitled for now. I haven't started writing this as of yet but today I started jotting down a little bit of an outline and some storyline ideas. I would imagine I'll start writing this shortly.

Assassins Day (Western)- I'm a little torn on this one. I was originally slating this to be a few short stories based on The Assassin, and releasing it sometime during the summer. But I could also re-work the short stories so the flow seamlessly into a book. Right now it's around 12,000 words. So if I decide to do it as a full book instead I have some work to do with it. If I keep it as short stories then it'll probably get released over the summer. If I decide to re-do it as a book then I'm not sure when it'd get released. Probably late this year or early next year.

I also have other stories in various stages of completion. Some I've started writing, some I've just kicked around some ideas. In the cases of all these stories they're taking a back seat to the 4 mentioned above. In any case though, I'll share to let you know what's in the works...probably 2-3 years down the line.

Legion (Fantasy)-I'm only about 1,000 words into this one. I basically know what I want to do with it. Picture Russell Crowe from Gladiator as the lead character.

Mason Files (Mystery/Detective)- About 1,000 words into this one as well. It will most likely be a short story. I've always had the goal for this character to be a series of stories. Will probably wind up packaging a few short stories together. Don't really imagine doing a full length book with this.

Down On The Farm (Baseball)-Started this a long time ago and probably have 500-1,000 words started. I'm not sure if or when I'll even look at this again as I've lost interest in it at this time. It was only meant to be a short story anyway so I didn't have big plans for it. Who knows though, maybe at some point in the future I'll regain interest in it.

Murder On The Hour (Thriller)-Another one that I'm about 1,000 words into. Have the basic outline for it. Once I'm done one or two of the main 4 I'm working on this may be one that gets put on the frontburner. I really like the ideas I have for it.

Robbery Homicide (Police)-Just have some story ideas on this. Basically envision this as a series of short stories.

Bounty Hunter (Western)-Have some ideas on some short stories. At this point I'm not planning on doing another full length book with the Bounty Hunter character but that could always change.

Wanted (Western)- Have a couple chapters of this written. This was actually going to be among the first Westerns that I released. Then I got more involved with The Assassin. Then Bounty Hunter came up and Deadlock just seemed to write itself and Wanted just got pushed back. Not sure exactly how much is written since I haven't looked at it in a while but it's probably around 10,000 words or so.

Vengeance Is Mine (Western)-Haven't put much thought into this yet. I have a basic storyline but haven't really done any plot points.

Judas (Western)-Just a vague storyline. Haven't put any time into it yet.

Man Alone (Western)-Have a basic premise...but that's it.

Untitled (Action/Thriller)-Have a basic premise but nothing else. Think Heat.

Well there you have it. That's what I got on my plate right now. Hope you stick around with me as I finish them!

Monday, May 17, 2010


Just wanted to talk about reviews for a little bit. Reviews are really important, especially for authors like myself who aren't published with major publishing houses. Reviews can really help sell more books and let others who aren't sure whether they'd want to purchase one of my books that they're not too bad. So I am asking those who have read my books and enjoyed them, if you could take just 5 minutes out of  your time to write a review(s) on Amazon, I would really appreciate it.

Now that that's over with...

I'll have another post up tomorrow letting everyone know what's going on with what I'm working on right now. Lots going on.