When Things Don’t Go To Plan

My last post for The Scriptors focused on the nature of first drafts and what it feels like nearing the end of a new book. At the time, I was well over the suggested word count in my publishing contract, but I was confident that I was nearing the end and would finish...

ITHAKA RISING: By the Numbers

So it’s been just over 3 weeks since I published ITHAKA RISING, book 2 of the Halcyone Space series that began last year with the very successful DERELICT. Since I am very much a realist when it comes to the publishing business, I knew the chance of a...

How Do You Create?

I’m always interested to hear how people compose. Someone asked me recently after I mentioned I was struggling with the fourth episode of my serial novel, and so I went back and revisited what I had written before. I start with a basic premise. For...

The Nature of Independence

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, a fairly major holiday in the United States. Many of my countrymen are thus thoughtful this week, contemplating what it means to be American. I’m not really sure what my country means to me, but the thing I’m exploring in my...