Friday, December 31, 2010

The Last Post (of the year)

Wow, it's been quite a year. I wanted to post something to commemorate the end of the year, and make it, you know, special.

To hell with that. Let's just get on with it and plunge into a shiny brand new year.

First, some reflection.

This time last year, I had just recently arrived back from Iraq, was getting settled back into life in the world.

This time two years ago, I had just buried my father, whom I hadn't seen in years, which only made performing these final duties all the more daunting.

But this next year, I'm sure, will prove to be a wonderful and fascinating time. And, according to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, could be our final full year. To that I say, if some big meteor is going to plow into Earth and wipe out most of our civilization, I plan to be outside and as close to the point of impact as possible. Why suffer through the aftermath? I been to nearly all corners of the Earth in my time, and I've seen (and sometimes participated in) devastation and ruin of entire cultures. I don't need to see it again.

But enough gloom and doom. I consider 2010 to be a good year. This year I completed my first novel-length work in a genre I had not previously written much in--and discovered I liked it! I still have numerous other ideas in progress and continue to work on them. I don't about others, but my only problem with writing is finding enough time and energy to put all my thoughts down. I have more ideas scripted out or outlined than I believe I can write in my lifetime.

2011 will be a great year. I'm hoping it will be even better than this year. I am already started on my next novel in what will become a series from my first novel "Lovestruck Succubus." The next novel is tentatively named "Demon(s) among Wolves" and promises to be filled with even more suspense and action, although less erotica. Sorry folks I can't just write in the erotica without a place. In fact, I'm already outlining a third and final novel in this series. The next two novels might even upset some folks as at least one of my characters will die, the point of view will change, and all-out war will ensue by the end.

I've had a few requests for some work I had started years ago and it has been sitting for awhile. So for all of you who like to reading mystery in the vein of Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie Plum," I will delve back into my mystery/suspense novel tentatively titled "Alabama Slammer" featuring wisenheimer, self-deprecating, less-than perfect lead character, Katherine (Kat) McKendry and her nemesis, Rachel Moore.

So, it's time everybody to burn those Christmas trees where they stand, and ring in the new year!

Wow, late-breaking news! The mail carrier just stopped at our house to deliver 20 author copies of my novel. For those of you in the local area that have been waiting to purchase a signed copy (paperback) of my latest novel, they are now available.

For those interested in a sign copy of my novel "Lovestruck Succubus" just leave a note here, or at my pen name site, or simply email me. I may be running a contest soon to bring in the print version of this novel so keep you eyes open for a chance to win a signed copy of the novel.