In my last post, I famously aimed to finish Bob Moore: God Complex by the end of October.
Yeah, that didn’t work out.
I’d like to say my goal was unachievable – but it wasn’t. I just got busy. And then the holidays happened. And a bunch of other stuff. All in all, I’m up to chapter 19 which puts me on the downward slope side of writing this book. Will I be done by the end of January? Maybe. But I’m not going to make that prediction again.
Touch of Pain went through some revisions and I expect my final Beta reader to finish with it by the end of the week. That means I’ll either have to stop working on Bob and finish it up or put it aside and finish up Bob first.
But, for now, enjoy these two deleted scenes from Bob Moore: Hostile Territory. If you haven’t read the book, there are spoilers after the break. Continue reading Deleted Scenes from Bob Moore: Hostile Territory Part 1
What the hell is going on with this site, wondered probably no one. I don’t much update it anymore and that isn’t by choice. I’ve got a few posts in my queue that have been there for months. MONTHS I tell you. Why didn’t I post them? Too controversial. Too personal. Just too ‘something’. It didn’t feel right.
And I’m bad at bullshit.
Okay, back up. I’m great at bullshit. I can go on and on about subwoofers even though I’ve probably written 50,000 words on them already (that may be a very low estimate). But I’m bad at bullshit on this site. Here, I want what I write to be about something. I was on another site the other day. They posted about their cat. Or fish. I don’t remember. Might not have been theirs. But they posted it and had like 20 replies. Maybe 30. About pets.
I don’t have pets. I have kids. And I don’t much want to talk about them because it is all I talk about most days. The problem has been life. I only have three days a week to work and the rest of the time I’m watching my kids. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for writing much less for posting on a blog that I’m pretty sure very few people read.
So, what is going on with me asked both of you that haven’t just called me to ask? Touch of Pain, my fantasy novel, is in the hands of two, count’em, two beta readers at the same time. That puts that book officially in limbo until they get done. After, I’ve got one or perhaps two more readers to go through before I get go in for my final, FINAL edits. Touch of Pain is in the home stretch, that’s for sure, but it is probably a month or two off.
But you’re probably wondering about Bob. Well, Bob 4 is in the works. How far? Good question. Continue reading Update 10/2013
I’ve sent out ARC (Advanced Review Copies) to a few reviewers but you’ll probably get the book before they are done with the reviews. Right now, I’m waiting on a cover and on one final editing pass by my wife. If all goes to plan, Bob Moore: Hostile Territory will be in your hands by the end of next week. Also, if you don’t have it by the end of next week, it’ll be at least a month or two before you do as I’ll be in the midst of a move back to the United States from Christmas until…well, until we can get settled. So, cross your fingers that the cover comes through.
What the hell took so long
Okay, first of all, I’m sorry. Those of you that follow me on Twitter have been going crazy for the last few months. You’ve known the first draft of Hostile Territory was done months and months ago and have (by your emails and tweets) been wondering what I’ve been doing all this time. Well, time to reveal all. Continue reading Bob Moore: Hostile Territory is Almost Out
I promised to post some “deleted scenes” material last week but didn’t. In other news, I’m working on Chapter 6 of the next Bob book. Tentatively titled Bob Moore: Hostile Territory, I’ve been keeping people apprised on my progress via twitter. My dad caught wind of it and did a Google search to see if a similarily titled book had been published. I’m not sure what he found other than this picture:
Taken from the book SEAL Warrior: The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
By Thomas H. Keith, J. Terry Riebling, Michael E. Thornton (Link), my Dad thought it was funny that this Bob Moore looked a lot like what he had pictured in his head. Sans the gun and about a million bullets, of course. This Bob is obviously more of a badass than my Bob will ever be. That’s what I get, I suppose, for trying to find an “everyman” name. It pops up everywhere. We even found an investigator page for the attorney firm called Bob Moore & Associates (Link).
Deleted scenes on the way, I promise.
If you haven’t heard, Bob Moore: Desperate Times has finally been published on Amazon (in time for my October deadline). But this is only the beginning. In the coming days/weeks, check back here for all sorts of extras including behind the scenes podcasts where a couple of my beta readers quiz me about Bob, his world, the themes, and even future stories. I’ll post a few deleted scenes – stuff I cut from the book because it slowed the pacing down. Yes, I know the book is over 100k words but it was, at one point, longer. I’ll also be posting news about and reviews of the book as I become aware of them. It’s been a long haul and I’m SOOOOOOOO glad to be done editing. Now, I can go back to the fun stuff – writing. That’s right, Bob 3 (tentatively titled Bob Moore: Hostile Territory) is already half plotted. My goal is to finish up the outline this week and start writing next week. I’ll tell you what – I learned a lot from Desperate Times, not the least of which is that I’ll never, EVER post deadlines again. Too many things can happen that are outside my control.
Lastly, I promised to do a few posts about my experience posting Desperate Times to the various ebook services. I shall. We did Amazon first because 1) it has the largest audience, 2) we’ve done it before and pretty much knew how it would go, and 3) because it wasn’t Smashwords so I knew it would be up and available to download not in weeks, but in hours. Next up will be Nook and iBooks followed by Smashwords. As a small preview, the process for posting to Amazon is SO easy and straight-forward. If you have Word, pretty much what you see is what you get. I’ll expand on that later on this week. For now, I’m going to take a nap.