Endings, Beginnings, and NaNoWrMo…

Welcome back to the inconsistent world that is my blog.  I’m hope to be much more consistent in posting and sharing lots of news and other items with all of you (Here’s to good intentions and where they lead…).  Now onto the regularly scheduled blog already in progress…


Yes – I know I’m starting with the ending first….

I am heading into the home stretch of final editing of The Reluctant Captain for the remainder of the year and hope to be able to publish the book in the first quarter of 2015. I look forward to sharing my first book with you very soon. It’s very hard because part of me wants to hurry up and publish it now, but I want to make sure it’s a good book and that you will enjoy it.  My plan is to have it in many different formats (Kindle, iBook, Nook) as well as good old-fashioned paper.

Also, the blog as you know it will probably come to a close in the next few months.


But don’t be upset about missing out…a new and improved site should be coming out around the time that The Reluctant Captain launches.  My plan is to provide regular blog entries, news, giveaways, etc.  Stay tuned for further developments!

The other important beginning I want to mention is that I’ve started the next book in the Reluctant series…The Reluctant Agent. The story will take place some time after the events of The Reluctant Captain and follow Malcolm’s new adventures.  I’m in the very early stages, but I do have a good start and look forward to sharing that story with you when it’s ready (I will publish no novel before it’s time…if you get that reference, you’re as old as me).


What the heck is NaNoWriMo? It is NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth…NaNoWriMo.  Simply put, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. NaNoWriMo is important to me because it finally got me into the habit of sitting at the computer and typing words.  Without it, The Reluctant Captain would not exist.  If you have any interest in writing, I urge you to check it out.  Yes, I realize that I’m a little late and you’ve already lost four days of the month, but check it out, even if only to plan to do it next year.  You can find lots of information at http://nanowrimo.org.

Between editing, work on the new novel, and a project from Hell in my day job, I won’t be doing NaNoWriMo this year.  In fact because of NaNoWriMo, I’m not sure I’ll necessarily be doing it again because writing is going to become a year round endeavor for me and not confined to setting a month aside to write.  But I do encourage any of you that have any interest in writing to give it a try either this year or sometime in the future.  It changed my life for the better and I hope it does the same for you.

Until next time, happy journeys!


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