Tagged: writing

Why Write?

I just created another video…this could be habit forming.

Quite often, I run into people who WANT to write, but can’t seem to find a reason to do it. The desire is there, but for some reason it doesn’t kick over into action. I decided, sitting around my office, to write (literally) something about it.

Give it a watch, and have a great weekend!

 

How I love writing!

I’ve added a few new fountain pens to my writing lineup. The current range looks like this:

  • Randy Hamilton tiger celluloid; medium
  • JP Lepine Winston in French Oak; bold
  • Pilot Custom 74 with an opaque navy body (!); medium
  • Noodler’s Ahab flex nib; fine to medium
  • Jinhao #450; medium to big swashes
  • Cadman & Cummins in Elder burl; bold

I’ve also got a few more inks. Noodler’s Bulletproof Black, which isn’t as waterproof as I’d hoped. Diamine Dark Blue. Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. I have to say that the last two are incredibly luscious to write with. The Iroshizuku inks from Pilot have a superb watercolor-like stroke with lovely variable tone.

Trust me. Put the Iroshizuku in the JP Lepine, Jinhao, or the Randy Hamilton…oh, what a writing experience you’ll have! Believe it.

As an author, there’s really nothing like writing your story notes in longhand with a fountain pen. It is responsive, fast, and intimate…just like the touch of an eager lover…just…on paper. Ahem.

I get a little passionate about my work.

As I said, there are changes with my publisher

I’m going to submit Gabrielle Faust’s experience without comment, and then get along to what I’ve got to say. So, Gabrielle.

Me.

Blood Soaked and Gone has been pushed back to a tentative February 2015 release. It will be available in e-book formats only. I’m not thrilled, but I grasp their reasoning.

There’s a bright side to Permuted Press killing their print on demand arm. I’m grandfathered into the new program by virtue of having the first two books in print already. The new program is they are working with another provider and distributor. This means (I had to confirm it) my first two titles will be available to order in book stores.

I’ll be able to have real book signings.

Now, what I hope to do, with the blessings of my publisher, is write a novella that takes place between Invaded and Gone. This will be self-published, if I can get it done with everything else that is going on. The tentative titles are “Blood Soaked: Bootleg,” and “Blood Soaked: Black Arm.”

I hope you are all doing well!