I'm having wayyyy too much fun getting back into tooning about Journey...especially when better punchlines occur to me as I'm re-doing a hand-drawn strip with Illustrator: http://uassuhojourney.webcomic.ws/
The Severed Earth! $15.99 Trade Paperback on Amazon; the $9.99 Kindle version should be up shortly -- the files are still under review by KDP. Still working on the blankety-blank iBooks format -- man, I thought making personal copies for my iBook reader was a pain...I'm WAITING for the day when ebooks all use ONE … Continue reading IT’S OUT!!
The full first section, behind the cut! The Severed Earth will be out on Amazon this week! ________________ His mother was dead, but he hadn’t killed her.Vão stared into the hazy black-speckled sky. Crows circled his parents’ house and spiraled in the updrafts. Dead, gone, broken. Everything had been swept away on the wings of … Continue reading The Severed Earth — teaser/sample chapter!
I now have a "page" for my writer-self, separate from my private personal page. Anyone who's on FB, you can find the page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ChrisPrestaValachovic I'm also on Twitter @zenfrodo. I'm almost done with the format edit of Severed Earth! It should be out next week, end of June at the latest! (Currently, I'm sick, … Continue reading Facebook!
After seeing all the warnings about "YOU MUST HAVE YOUR COVER PROFESSIONALLY DONE"...and seeing what all those giving the advice considered "good" book covers...and seeing that the professionals charge upwards of $500+ to do said cover... Screw THAT. I've had art & design classes. I've impressed the hell out of my teachers in those classes. … Continue reading Book Cover for Severed Earth!
STORY DONE!!! Now working on a gentle edit to clean up writing errors, but yeah, I'm planning on posting it -- most likely on the Frank/Joe Hardy fanclub over on Yahoo (http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thefrankandjoehardyclub/) just to stir things up over there. Man, a pair of characters that started as little more than cute cardboard -- Frank & … Continue reading NaNoWrimo WOOT
55k and still going strong -- on the end run now, and it's a dice-toss on who's going to survive. Today's excerpt: --------- “Well, then,” Thatcher said, smiling, delighted, “let’s see how long you last before you become boring, too.” He moved just a little, just enough to give Joe a clear look at the … Continue reading NaNoWrimo excerpt of the day!
Getting started on day 10 (I've had to call off work AGAIN over the ongoing post-effects of the surgery. ergh). And in the course of yesterday's writing, two of my characters -- the Amateur Sleuths whom I can no longer call "clueless" because they've just been smacked HARD with what's going on -- reminded me … Continue reading NaNoWrimo day 10
29662 Word Count for the Day. Hey Ms Muse? Can we continue this hot & torrid love affair for my Kingdoms novels, please? Pretty please?Anyway, Sentence of the Day:“Bullshit,” Steve said. “You use three pairs of socks stuffed down your jeans. Little girl’s sizes.”I vaguely remember Barb using this line in an email exchange between … Continue reading NaNoWrimo excerpt of the day
We've just hit the 8th day of NaNoWriMo, and I'm already at 21640 words. This is the MOST I've written in MONTHS since the health crap started. This is also the furthest along I've ever been at the first week of NaNoWriMo in the five years I've been doing it -- usually my first to … Continue reading NaNoWrimo excerpt of the day