Friday, June 29, 2018

Home stretch and unexpected expectations / Happenings In The Outhouse 29-June-2018

My romance work-in-progress is in the final home stretch.  I am near the 35,000 word mark and I can see what's left of the journey.

But, like any journey, there are still unexpected expectations.  Yes, you heard right.  Unexpected expectations.

After unraveling your tongue, let me explain.  I see the journey, of where the novel is heading.  But I also know that I'll face unexpected events in the story.  So I anticipate them.  Hence unexpected expectations.

I know it'll happen.

I'm ready for them.

Every time I sit and write, I write something new, something I hadn't anticipated, whether it's a large or small event.

That's why I love writing.  I love uncovering those unexpected expectations.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Romance work-in-progress nearing completion / Happenings In The Outhouse 22-June-2018

My current work-in-progress, a romance novel written under a pseudonym, is close to the 30,000 word mark.

It's been both challenging and fun to write.  Challenging, only from the standpoint that I've never written a romance story before as the main theme.  Although this one may have a bit of suspense thrown in, it's also been very fun to write.

Also, immediately upon completion of this one, I will write another romance under the same pseudonym.  Sorry, I won't be sharing what it is.  It's a bit of an experiment, to see if I can pull it off.  I am thinking and planning long-term, so I gauge success in this experiment differently when compared to others.

As a bit of a teaser, I will be sharing two life events in greater detail.  One from when I was in elementary school, when I may possibly have been inches away from being abducted.  The other was from a deer hunting season when I possibly saw a . . . UFO.

Yes, you heard correctly.  A possible abduction and a UFO.

Stay tuned . . .

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Central Division Series Omnibus is available for pre-order

Books 1-4, plus the novella Training Grounds, is available for pre-order with a release date of July 1st, 2018!  Here's a link for your favorite e-book retailer.

From the deep Minnesota woods to the dangerous streets of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis PD investigators KOLIN RAYNES and SIMON TEMPLETON are not afraid to get their hands dirty when it comes to serial killers and human sex traffickers.

This omnibus is a compilation of the first four suspenseful thriller novels in the Central Division Series, including the novella titled Training Grounds.

This set includes:

Book 1: Beholder’s Eye

Novella Training Grounds (the first Central Division short)

Book 2: Straight Razor

Book 3: Discarded

Book 4: Shades of Darkness

Enjoy this exciting thriller series!
Again, here's a link to purchase this omnibus collection!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Want some free stories to read? / Happenings In The Outhouse 08-June-2018

I have recently added a "Free Stories" link to my website.

If you wish to read two quick short stories--both are part of my If Walls Could Talk short story collection--click on this link and enjoy.

The stories are titled: "The Things They Collected" and "Martian Union".

Enjoy the free read!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Silence is golden (and so is noise) / Happenings In The Outhouse 01-June-2018

Before we move on, welcome to blog post number . . . 800!

If you search through my blog, I went on a podcast listening hiatus in second half of 2013 as well as what I called a "podcast fast" starting in December 2016.

Well, starting in mid-October 2017, I started listening to podcasts again.  With a vengeance.

The nature of most are true crime podcasts, but lately I have delved into a variety of history podcasts.  I will not list any here.  If you're curious, you can search for them yourself and chances are we may be listening to the same one.

Throughout the hiatus and podcast fast, I discovered that silence is indeed golden.

But now, listening to podcasts with a vengeance again, I love listening to the various stories.