Five Thing Thursday: July 18th.

Welcome, everyone to another installment of Five Thing Thursday and…

Here are Five Things I want you to Know:

Thing #1: Sunday was my Birthday! First, I want to thank you all for the well-wishes. Second, if you left a review of a book – even if you didn’t tell me about it – thank you. Reviews matter.

Thing #2: The JADE MOON WANING final (Ha ha, for now…) is still proceeding at pace. (50 pages a day). The way I figure it, I should be hitting the query bricks later this month.

I have made a mental note: Next time, I will not use black ink to hand-edit the printed manuscript. I don’t know what I was thinking there. I certainly wasn’t thinking about how long it would take me to figure out if I meant to put a comma there, of if I had just brushed the page with my pen, leaving a streak…

This leads me to…

Thing #3: I finally broke. After years of resistance…

I bought a Fountain Pen. I didn’t buy it exclusively for editing, though it’s going to get some use there. And I decided to go with a nice Deep-Teal ink, which should stand out on the printed page (As opposed to black…Ugh, I can’t believe I did that…). I’ll post pictures when they arrive.

Thing #4: This week’s Audio Landscape has been brought to you by: Grave Digger

Thing #5: You would think that, as often as I post these, that I’d have a system in place that keeps me from occasionally shouting, “Oh Shit! It’s Wednesday afternoon, and I don’t have a Post ready!”

You would think that…


What am  I reading this week?

The Protector’s War by S. M. Stirling.

The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

How have I been relaxing and refilling the well? I’m not sure what’s on the agenda for this weekend. Sleep, to be sure. Maybe a bit of grilling – if it doesn’t rain…


Be sure to check out the Freebies Page for story Excerpts.

If you’ve read, and enjoyed any of my books, please consider leaving a review:

Weird Wild West


Chasing the Light

See you on Sunday!

Until then…

Be safe Y’All.