13 October 2018

October 2018 Writing Goals

Unfortunately, with my journey to Siouxpercon and the subsequent vacation across South Dakota, and then the inevitable chaos to sort through at work and home afterward, my timing on getting this post out is a bit off. It's now been nine (and a half) months since I first started working toward my writing goals. Unfortunately, due to some health issues that kept me sidelined, and from other vacations, things were a bit slow on the writing front this past month.

So, here are the results for September:

1. Complete 3,000 words on Before the Dawn. - Didn't get anything written on this goal this month.

2. Complete 3,000 words on my "Demonkiller" WIP.  - Didn't complete this goal, but did get around 2000 words written this month.

3. Complete 3,000 words on my sci-fi suspense/mystery novel. - Didn't get anything written on this goal this month.

4. Write 2,500 words on a new Aston West short story.  - Didn't get anything written on this goal this month.

Here are my goals for the month of October (trimmed down due to timing):

1. Complete 1,500 words on my "Demonkiller" WIP.

2. Complete 1,500 words on my sci-fi suspense/mystery novel.

3. Write 500 words on a new Aston West short story.

05 October 2018

Thanks, Siouxpercon!

Had a great time at Siouxpercon this past weekend. Can honestly say that this 3-day convention was the best I've had, both in terms of enjoyment at the event and in terms of books sold. So, thank you everyone who stopped by and picked up some of my books! Looking forward to coming back next year...

Here was the Sioux Falls Convention Center where we were set up...






My wife behind the table in her "Mistress of Mystery" outfit...


And with one of her brand new corsets from another vendor at the event...


Plenty of folks in costume this weekend...didn't catch them all, of course, but here are just a few...


29 September 2018

Welcome to Siouxpercon!

Welcome to everyone stopping by the website after picking up materials at Siouxpercon! Having a great time at this, my first visit. Friday was an atypical first day for a 3-day con, with things a bit slow for most of the day until everyone got off work. And then business picked up, and had one of the better first days (sales-wise) than I'd had in a while. Here's hoping for a great rest of the weekend...stop on by and pick up copies of my titles, including my latest, Stormrunner (which is making its con debut this weekend).


 This fellow below (his name is Steve) is our neighbor across the aisle, courtesy of the folks at the Fear Asylum. He seems to sleep a lot, until someone inevitably wakes him up, and then he gets all loud and cranky (but don't we all!). It's always fun to see the reactions the crowd has when he awakens.


Another first this weekend is that I was able to meet my writer friend (whom I've known online for some time), Doug White. Stop by his table and check out his books as well!


Lots of good stuff to see here at Siouxpercon...and good thing they put these guys next to the Fear Asylum crew...because who else are you gonna call?


So, looking forward to a great weekend here at Siouxpercon, and hope to see you all at the table! And if you've already come by, check out the links near the top of the page (or the drop-down on mobile devices) where you can find excerpts from my novels/novellas and collections, and then head on over to Amazon, where you can buy any of my books (or you can stop by the table this weekend and get them at a discounted rate)

03 September 2018

September 2018 Writing Goals

Well, it's been eight months since I first started working toward my writing goals. Things were on an upward trend this month, but still a bit weak.

So, here are the results for August:

1. Complete 3,000 words on Before the Dawn. - Didn't get anything written on this goal this month.

2. Complete 3,000 words on my "Demonkiller" WIP.  - Completed this goal with over 3100 words written this month.

3. Complete 3,000 words on my sci-fi suspense/mystery novel. - Didn't complete this goal, but did get around 500 words written this month.

4. Write 2,500 words on a new Aston West short story.  - Didn't get anything written on this goal this month.

Here are my goals for the month of September (along with this next week's goals):

1. Complete 3,000 words on Before the Dawn. This will require 750 words per week, or around 375 words per day, writing two days per week.

2. Complete 3,000 words on my "Demonkiller" WIP. This comes up to 750 words per week, or 375 words per day if I write two days per week.

3. Complete 3,000 words on my sci-fi suspense/mystery novel. This will require 750 words per week, or 375 words per day if I write two days per week.

4. Write 2,500 words on a new Aston West short story. This will require 625 words per week, which should be able to be completed in a single day.

27 August 2018

Weekly Goals - August 27, 2018

Currently attempting to meet my August goals. Here's the recap:

1. Write 750 words on my sci-fi suspense/mystery novel. - Didn't quite complete this goal, but did get over 500 words this week.
2. Write 750 words on my "Demonkiller" story. - Didn't start this goal.

Now, my goals for the coming week:
1. Write 750 words on my sci-fi suspense/mystery novel.
2. Write 750 words on my "Demonkiller" story.

20 August 2018

Weekly Goals - August 20, 2018

Unfortunately, it's been a rough few weeks, but I have been able to get some writing done (even if I've been slacking on the weekly recap). Currently attempting to meet my August goals. Here's the recap:

1. Write 750 words on my sci-fi suspense/mystery novel. - Wasn't able to work this goal.
2. Write 750 words on my "Demonkiller" story. - Completed this goal with around 2500 words on this one (over 3 weeks, still comes up above the weekly goal for an average).

Now, my goals for the coming week:
1. Write 750 words on my sci-fi suspense/mystery novel.
2. Write 750 words on my "Demonkiller" story.

01 August 2018

August 2018 Writing Goals

Well, it's been seven months since I first started working toward my writing goals. Things were still a bit weak this month, but on an upward trend. I also completed all of my edits on Stormrunner, which completed one of my annual goals.

So, here are the results for July:

1. Complete 3,000 words on Before the Dawn. - Didn't get anything written on this goal this month.

2. Complete 3,000 words on my "Demonkiller" WIP.  - Didn't complete this goal, but did get around 1500 words written this month.

3. Complete 3,000 words on my sci-fi suspense/mystery novel. - Didn't complete this goal, but did get around 1900 words written this month.

4. Write 2,500 words on a new Aston West short story.  - Didn't get anything written on this goal this month.

5. Published Stormrunner in e-book format, with the paperback getting close. [extra results beyond the original goals]

Here are my goals for the month of August:

1. Complete 3,000 words on Before the Dawn. This will require 750 words per week, or around 375 words per day, writing two days per week.

2. Complete 3,000 words on my "Demonkiller" WIP. This comes up to 750 words per week, or 375 words per day if I write two days per week.

3. Complete 3,000 words on my sci-fi suspense/mystery novel. This will require 750 words per week, or 375 words per day if I write two days per week.

4. Write 2,500 words on a new Aston West short story. This will require 625 words per week, which should be able to be completed in a single day.