Day 1 Stats

Posted On Jul 1 2014 by

I started plotting Scorpion Summer at work during my lunch or when inspiration for a scene hit me. I use an index card app called, oddly enough, Index Card on my iPad. That way I don’t have to carry my Macbook to work. I like my electronics. Anything to avoid a pen and paper. Here’s what the app looked like after I filled in my mid-point scene and conclusion scene:   As you can see, I’m a firm believer in starting from the middle. The mid-point is the defining moment for the hero. So it should go up first like the center …

Indy Journey Day 1

Posted On Jul 1 2014 by

  Okay, this is a total total ripoff of Dean Smith’s blog, but our genres are a bit different. But check it out anyway. It’s the least I can do for copying his idea. Dean’s full time, though, so that’s the big difference. And that genre thing. I call it Going Indy because that’s what I’m doing. There comes a point where you’re no longer an “aspiring” novelist and you just say, “Let’s do this.” And these days, you don’t have to wait for a publisher. I’ve written six novels. None published. That’s not unusual. Most authors learn by trying. We …