The Nomadic Writer

Posted On Jul 15 2014 by

I have this fantasy–and, as always, don’t tell my wife I wrote this–and it involves me, my Macbook, a trailer, my wife, and about a million square miles of unexplored (by me) territory. It’s the impossible dream. My mobile office on wheels would have most of the comforts of home. Which, to me, means a refrigerator and a bed. It would have an electric awning, maybe the cool outside kitchenette, and, oh, I don’t know…USB ports every two feet or so. And she must be wireless internet ready. What would I do with this dream trailer? Well, we’d leave the …


My Indy Journey – Day 14 stats

Posted On Jul 14 2014 by

Yes, I’m a slacker. I didn’t post my progress this weekend at all. I took Friday off. One does need a date night from time to time. Which, actually, turned into deck furniture shopping with my wife. After scoring a great deal at Meijer’s (it’s a great big grocery\clothing\tools\deck furniture store in Michigan), I assembled my new furniture and enjoyed it for the rest of the evening. On Saturday, I grabbed our adjustable table out of the trailer and set myself up to write out on the deck. So here’s the stats to date: Now I Knew You: 1500 words …


My Indy Journey – Day 10

Posted On Jul 10 2014 by

Okay, I’m home again. Writing on the road wasn’t easy, but I think I pulled it off. Though I’d prefer not to travel with both my work PC and and Macbook. Not to mention Ipad, Kindle, iPhone (personal), Droid phone (work). It’s amazing I make it through airport security at all. Today we didn’t have to be at our customer until 9am. So, being set in my ways, I popped wide awake at 6am. Instead of lolling around hoping to fall back asleep, I hit the keyboard. Okay, I lolled for ten minutes before hitting the keyboard. Here are today’s …


My Indy Journey – Day 8 stats

Posted On Jul 9 2014 by

  Well, I’m in a hotel room in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Yesterday I was in a hotel room in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I’ve always struggled to write in hotels. I don’t know why. It seems that when I have lots of time alone, I get lazy. Last night my boss and I got into Chattanooga and went out to dinner. We got back at nine, full of steak and sleepy. But I opened the Macbook and forced myself to write. I hit my 1400 word target. And today… Now I Knew You – 2000 words written. 15,000 words total since July 1st. I’ll …


Value Added Writer

Posted On Jul 9 2014 by

Here’s how my brain is functioning these days: I’ve been chasing the publishing dream for about ten years now. Typical of the part-time writer. My observations have been thus: 1. It takes anywhere from a few months to a few years to write a novel. 2. It takes about a month or so to write a synopsis, craft a letter, and submit to an agent. 3. It takes an agent up to six months to respond. 4. You will repeat steps 2 and 3 quite often until you get a positive response. 5. The agent will submit your book to …


My Indy Journey – Day 7 stats

Posted On Jul 7 2014 by

Okay, I’m one week in. The goal is 10,000 words per week on the wip, along with 2 scenes per night edited on the last book, and plotting of the next book. So here’s where I’m at after one week: Now I Knew You: 11,594 words written. Camp Dogs: Fast edited up to halfway point. Searching for professional editor. Almost settled on book cover. Trying different fonts. Scorpion Summer: About 10 scene cards of 60 filled in. I’ve also made contact with a wife of a crew member and a daughter who was 8 years old at the time of the incident. …