Editing Started

Even though I have yet to finish the entire book, editing has started on The Amanai Resolution.  I am hoping to finish the last ten chapters before the editors finish their first rounds of editing.  I guess I had better quit writing these posts and start writing the story!  Too bad things like jobs have to get in the way of writing books.  I’m going to drink my Bulletproof coffee and get to work!

Next Steps

The Amanai Deception has only been out for a few days, and I am already writing chapter 20 on The Amanai Resolution.  That milestone might seem impressive, but I assure you, it is not.  There has been no editing, and I have not gone back and revised any of the early chapters.  The story is mapped out.  All I have to do is write it.  Well, then revise, edit, modify, and edit it two more time.  My goal is to have it done and published by the end of summer.  I am just praying for calm seas this summer.

Productive Weekend

Saying this weekend was rough is a bit unfair.  It was a good weekend, but it was packed full.  Most importantly (to this site anyways) was the completion and publication of The Amanai Deception.  That was huge for me.  The school work was time consuming.  Two short papers and reading a chapter takes a toll on my mental abilities.  I even had time to build and install a rain catching system for the cows.  I just have to run pipe to finish that up.  I cannot forget the movie with the family.  It was definitely not my first choice, but it is the family time that matters most.  Here’s hoping this week is much better than last week’s cluster.

Final Editing Done

The final editing on The Amanai Deception is finally done!  I am not using any type of emphasis on the word finally as it was a long road.  The editors did an amazing job and caught way more mistakes than I would like to admit making.  Editing was done weeks ago, but it took me this long to find time to implement the changes.  The new version should be available on Amazon and the Kindle very shortly.

Prime Offender

I am almost an anti-technology preacher.  I think technology is going to ruin us.  We will become so dependent on it, that when it fails, it will be catastrophic.  The human species will not know what to do without it.  It almost makes me sick that I bought a Microsoft Band.  All I wanted was something that tracked my sleep.  My sleep cycles suck.  I am rested enough to be functional, but I know it can be better.  Collecting data is the first step in fixing it, but this thing is too damned “cool.”  It connects to my Windows Phone and shows who’s calling, the texts that just came across, the emails in my inbox, alarms from my phone, the UV intensity, weather, etc.  If it wasn’t so useful, I would throw it away as another technology sucking us in.  I guess my only comfort is that I am aware of this.  Most people are a slave to technology but are clueless about that fact.

It Has Been a While

It’s been a while since I have posted anything.  There is no rest for the weary or the wicked.  While it might be up to debate whether I am wicked or not, I am definitely weary.  Working full time and going college full time are one thing, but add finishing the basement with all of the other life chores, and #BOOM!  My life is a little crazy.  Good news is the basement is coming along.  I laid to rooms of floor over the weekend.  All those rooms need are trim and some doors.

I did also get some more edits completed on The Amanai Deception and a couple of chapters written in The Amanai Resolution.  I know I really want the next book available, but with so much going on in life, it might be longer than I want.  Oh well.  One day at a time!

A Few More Down

I have through chapter fourteen written on this next book.  I am sure some of these chapters will be expanded when I go back through.  So far, I have about thirty chapters planned, but that will likely change.  It always does.  I can have the best laid-out plans, but once the story starts taking shape as it is written, those plans often change.  I think of something new to incorporate, or I run into a problem where the previous plans will not work.  Chapters are added.  Some chapters are combined or removed completely.  I hope to have another few chapters written this week, but it will all depend on how busy things are at home.

Writing Rampage

I have been on a writing rampage lately.  Over the last couple of days, I have written five chapters in The Amanai Resolution.  I am about to the halfway point in the book.  This is where things get exciting for me.  The meat of the story is about to be written.  After another ten chapters, I will be dreading writing as usually my fingers hurt like hell from the rampant typing, and I just want the thing over with.  I can never be satisfied.  My real challenge is what to do after this book is written.  Someone suggested a kid’s book.  I guess I could write a book for children and try to teach them not to be worthless.  Yes.  I think I have it now.


My head stop hurting after another day.  Monday was a bit of a blur, and I was groggy most of it.  It makes it really difficult to write a research paper when I can barely think well enough to keep a 7,000 pound truck on the road.  I am hoping I didn’t make myself too stupid from that hit to the head.

On a brighter note, The Amanai Deception is over halfway through final editing.  With everything going on right now, I doubt I will have any time to complete the first draft of The Amanai Resolution.