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Did a different show tonight.

Oh, yes, yes, I did record a 5 a Day With Jay, but I also met with a good friend of mine, Jack Mangan for (you can watch it here)

We spent an hour talking about metal songs that ran the decades and covered nearly every genre of metal. I had so much fun.

On the writing front, I’m still getting things ready for the May 5th release. I’m no longer anxious/scared/petrified. I’m excited. I’m eager to get the books and short stories rolling out. I’ll be doing a podcast interview next Monday with one of my writers group friends. I’ll also start reaching out to other podcasters and see about getting out there and doing more interviews.

I also need to update my Amazon author profile. I went from a guy that was randomly publishing books to a “What ever happened to?” author. I was never 100% satisfied with the books I put out and now that I’ve done a thorough cleaning and editing of the books, I’m much happier with the state their in. I’ve always loved the stories and I’m more excited than ever to get the out to people.

As always, I’m glad you’re here with me. This next year is going to go by so fast. I’m glad I started blogging again so I can chronicle the steps along the way.

Until Next Time!

Stay Awesome!

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Daily Update: Still banging words out.

I’ve been writing daily. Not just writing, but writing as much as humanly possible. Okay, not even as much as I possibly could. Just as much as time allows before life intervenes. For June I’ve already written over 35000 words. About a 15000 blog post and 20000 new fiction. I’m writing like CRAZY! But even with 20,000 words of fiction so far for this month I’m behind on my JuNoWriMo goal. I still have 30000 more words to write before I go on vacation. I might not make it. Even if I get close, I’ll be happy. Very happy.

I’m super excited right now because I’m presently 46 days ahead of schedule for the year. I’m 55000 words ahead of schedule. I thought I might be able to get a little ahead for the year, but I never thought I’d be that far ahead. I mean I’m still doing my day job, my favorite daughter is off for the moment from volleyball, and there are still other things that need to be done. The fact that I’m ahead on fiction compared to blog posts is a big plus.

My word count spread sheet for next year will be different. I’ll have to different goals. One blog post goal, one fiction goal. These will add into the overall goal for the year, but I want to try and hit two writing goals for the year. It’ll be a little more challenging and after 2012 we’ll see where those numbers fall and what I plan out for next year.

Obviously writing every day has helped me get significantly faster. I don’t misspell as much. My typing is getting faster (I should do another typing test and see how much faster I’ve gotten.) and it’s much easier to sit and just start writing instead of looking at a blank page for a time. Writing in Of Gnomes and Dwarves does help. I’m excited to be writing in that book, I know where it’s going, and I can’t wait to sit and actually write.

My plan at this point is to finish Of Gnomes and Dwarves book 1, put it away for a time, and start work on V&A Shipping book II. After that, Astel Book II. Both of these are also exciting properties and I can’t wait to jump and and start going on those one more time. I’ve already got them plotted out, it’ll just be a matter of getting he words out.

Speaking of V&A Shipping, I’m still waiting to hear word back from the publisher I sent them to. I know these things take time. It might be time to drop another friendly reminder. Maybe I can wait another month. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything.

Speaking of publications! Check out my story over at The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences! Reginald Coffey takes us into the wilds of China to stop…well, you’ll just have to read it. I had a blast writing in Tee and Pip’s universe and if you like the story, pick up a copy of their books to show you support. That’s right, the second book of the Ministry is out there for you. While on their site, check out the trailer for the book. It’s AWESOME!

I’ve got a lot to do. I need to get an episode of EarBuddies recorded for Jack Mangan’s ( deadpan podcast. I should have done that when I did all my recording the other day. I’m so behind on a lot of things and since I’m so far ahead with my writing I really should attend to those other things.

Like getting my duck post written.

Until Tomorrow!