The Past…

Forgive me, readers, for I have failed. It’s been…too long since my last update.

Of course, I still update my Facebook status, but I should update my website too. But here’s the thing: it’s hard to do it all. I have a family, I have hobbies, and I have a full-time job. I know, first-world excuses, but still, between all that, it’s hard to go to the website and update that too. But I hereby solemnly swear that I will do everything in my power to try to do better.

In the meantime, I’d like to give you an update on what I’ve been doing over the past few years. I still have my set of three nevels out there: “undying”, “crossing” and “fading”. And I occasionally even sell a copy. I’m just half a grand shy of becoming a fulltime author!

So what have I done since then? I actually haven’t been sitting still. For one thing, I started three separate novels.

The first one, titled “CEO”, starts following the lead character just before he gets kicked out of college, but after he (accidentally) invents a world-changing device. It continues to follow him as he develops his invention, all the way until it makes him the CEO of the world’s largest and most powerful company. However, while successful in business, his personal life suffers. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll figure out how to balance things in the end.

The second one, titled “The Yellow Shirts”, was actually finished, but at some point while writing it went completely off the rails. The idea was that it was about a family moving into a neighborhood and picking up the slack where citizens and officials alike dropped the ball. While pretending to care and provide for the community, in reality they con, bribe and fight their way to the top. While I liked the story, it became too much, and a large part of it turned into a narrative about the horrors of war. I need to completely rewrite this one.

The third one is titled “Limits”, and that one actually is finished. So I’ll tell you more about that in a separate post.

I also started a series of novels titled Tom Creek, after the lead character. He’s a contractor in Providence, RI, and through either work or his friends keeps accidentally digging up (sometimes literally) events that happened in the past that he then tries to either solve or conclude. Each episode is about 25,000 words, which the average reader can consume in roughly 90 minutes, and so far I’ve written all thirteen episodes of the first season. But now they need editing, and that’s where I need help. I tried beta-readers, and while they all replied, it’s hard to implement the changes they want to see while I still keeps the story the way I see it. I’m going to have to try a different approach, because the characters are all wonderful and the stories are fun to write – and read.

So that’s what I’ve been up to. As you can tell, I haven’t been sitting still. Actually, I have been, but when you claim to be an author, that’s a good thing. Next, I’ll tell you about what’s going on now.

Until then, happy reading!

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