Finished the First Edit of Quaternity

Today I finished the first edit for the Haxan prequel novel. The title of the novel is Quaternity. There is a sub-title The Sunset of Destruction, the Ashes of the West. I think it went pretty well. As I have mentioned this is not like anything I have ever written before. When I first thought …

Catching Small Fish Edits and Frying Them Up for Dinner

25 pages today on the first rewrite and edit of the WIP. Not bad. About what I expected. This section demands I go a little slower because it was written the first time with the foreknowledge I would come back and fix some things about it. It's tiring work. I don't mind this donkey drudgery. …

Second Day of Rewrites and Edits … and Pizza Awaits!

Sixty pages today. The rewrite and edit is going well. I work through the morning into late afternoon. At night I read through what I have done without stopping. This is to make sure it all hangs together and is cohesive. Problem spots are ironed out. This piecemeal way of doing things appears to be …

First Day of Rewrite and Edit … While Snow Falls Outside

Did 65 pages of edit and rewrite today. Haven't come across anything that was too difficult to handle. I see some little things I need to develop, but that can wait until the second rewrite, I think. So far so good. May do a little more tonight, but probably best to break off now. I'm …

The Border Trip: Rio Grande

Traveling along the border between Texas and Mexico means you travel along the Rio Grande. The river played a big part in the novel because it was analogous to the border that exists in a man's heart. Since the novel is primarily about a man finding himself, having a majority of the novel take place …

The Border Trip: Fort Davis Camping

Here are more pictures from what I have been calling my Border Trip. It's the trip I took from Laredo to Nogales in preparation to writing the novel I have just completed. The buttes in the distance are fantastic. Here is my campsite at Fort Davis. There was a lot of wildlife here, including javelinas …