You won’t make money writing a novels, nor are there many other rewards beyond personal fulfillment. Take on such a task with full knowledge.

Here is an update on my second novel The War to Persevere, including the likely timeframe for its release.

Want to read The War to Persevere before it is released? Here is your chance!

The human application of technology is a worthwhile discussion. Without foresight, it can become quite destructive.

If we want a full destiny, then we must take the necessary actions to make it appear.

Every single one of us is capable of rationalizing wrong with ideologies and belief systems. This is true for every human, and there are many ideologies — not just religious ones — that can be used to justify wrong doing.

Like most entrepreneurs, my business will be coasting through these weeks with one exception. I’ll be giving Exodus away for free on the Kindle from December 24 through the 28th.

When November began, I stated my intent to use the #NaNoWriMo writeathon as A method to start writing my next novel, The War to Persevere: Book 2 of the Fundamentalists. One month later I have written 15,000 words or just under a third of what qualifies as a novel. Generally, I met my goal for #NanoWriMo,, and wrote most days, […]

The truth about writing fiction is there is little reward outside of artistic satisfaction. Only the most prolific successful authors make money.

How to make #NaNoWriMo more than a produce or bust experience.

Four weeks ago I blogged that I was pressing pause, and then took a two week vacation. I let everything hit the floor, and stayed offline and out of business for the most part. Heck, I didn’t even write until the end of the vacation. Finally, after a few days I was able to breathe. When you let yourself breathe […]

One of the best compliments people have given to Exodus is that the first chapter grabs them, and launching them right into the text. So I decided to share how this chapter was crafted. First of all, before I begin let me say not everyone likes the book. I’m not painting Exodus out to be the second coming of the […]

I’m at the 71st Annual World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon as it’s known in the SF community, to promote Exodus. The Labor Day weekend event is my first science fiction event, and it’s pretty fun! The weekend is supposed be crazy here in San Antonio with 5000 people coming overall, and masquerade day on Saturday (costumes). Yesterday early arrivals […]

Today is the day! Exodus is formally released. I am giving away a complimentary PDF copy of the book to my blog readers. Simply click this password protected link to download. The password is “freechoice”. The download will be available until September 13. The first chapter is published below if you want a sneak peak. Early feedback has been great, […]

The following is the preface for Exodus, which will be released on Monday. I have always liked products with a warning label. Cheers! Warning This text, The War to Persevere, has been made available to only the most theologically and divinely inspired minds: the highest-ranked officials in the church and those who lead the empire. If you possess a copy […]

Many entertainment brands have begun experimenting with transmedia, an academic term for extended storytelling across diverse social and traditional media forms. Since I am publishing a novel this year, I decided to experiment a little with transmedia. From the extended Star Wars Universe to the X Factor, Hollywood is mixing in extended online media to build comprehensive experiences. Perhaps even […]

In less than two weeks, I will formally release Exodus: Book One of The Fundamentalists to the world after 19 years. When I think about it my back gets tight, my spirits lift, and my mind feels like it is about to drop down a 300 foot roller coaster slope. I admit it. I’m excited and afraid at the same […]

In the last week, I finalized the manuscript for Exodus, and began the process to distribute the book on August 26th. Everything looks like it will be done on time or before deadline, providing a little time to reflect. After independently producing my own book, would I reconsider my February statement, and work with a traditional publisher again? I think […]

Long time readers have probably noticed a metamorphosis. Even more personal, focusing on life and issues outside of marketing, this has become much more of a writer’s blog than a professional marketer’s vehicle. Along the way over the past four months, I shed about 50% of my traffic! One could say I sabotaged my own blog. Certainly if you are […]

So I thought it might be talk about creating fictional characters as we head into the weekend. On that note, when writing about folks I prefer boiling unpredictability into characters, or a little bit of crazy. When reading or watching stories, I prefer main characters who screw up, make bad decisions, flip flop, and do other things that generally drive […]

Over the past few months I babbled about a secret project in blog posts now and then. It’s time to lift the curtain and reveal the project. I intend to release a science fiction novel at the end of summer. Here’s some more babble for you. Exodus (Book One of the Fundamentalists) has been 19 years in the making. Nineteen […]