My Book Cover Art

Just received the finished art for my book cover: here it is. The artist is Dmitri Leonovich. I think you’ll agree that his work is pretty awesome! You can check out Dmitri Leonovich’s online portfolio here and here. I saw his stuff on deviantart and was blown away by it. I really liked his mixture of … More My Book Cover Art

Good and Bad Advice

I’m at 18,000 words in my first draft. Things are going pretty smoothly, I guess. That’s just a quick update. While I’m writing my draft, in my down time, I am, of course, checking out blogs and websites, and trying to get as much information and advice as possible about writing a novel, structuring stories, … More Good and Bad Advice

Plotting Hell

I’m full into plotting phase. In fact, according to my self-imposed timetable, I’m supposed to finish my plot today, ready to start writing the first draft tomorrow. That’s not going to happen, I’m afraid. My story is still full of holes, illogicalities, nonsensical character decisions and dire cliches. It might be highly tempting to go … More Plotting Hell

First Things First

Okay, a bit of background. I’ve been writing science fiction short stories (mainly for myself) for a number of years now, and I finally reckon I’m ready to make the leap and try to write something a bit longer. I’m aiming at around 70,000 words or more. Something like that. Method I’ve had  an idea … More First Things First

Hello World Indeed

Yes, it’s my first blog post. Yaaay! (cheering crowds lift the roof off the arena, or, actually, frogs start to croak in the unutterable, engulfing silence…) Okay, the short version: I decided to write a book that’s kind of in the scifi/ fantasy/ crossover genre and self publish it. I don’t know anything about writing … More Hello World Indeed