Can’t Believe it Has Been a Year!

For the last year I have been telling myself to go back and keep up the blog. That little voice in my head keeps screaming at me to make sure people know I have not fallen off the face of the earth. Well, for those who are now reading this, I have not fallen off the face of the earth. My dream of supporting myself through my writing has not panned out yet, but writing has never been for the faint of heart. I’ll spare you the details of character development and editing for now. Let me simply say to you that writing for most people is something easily put down or shoved to the side for a rainy day never to be picked up again. It’s sort of like the present one dreams about from Santa for so long that finds itself in a far corner of your room the day after Christmas, ignored and collecting dust. Maybe that is why so many writers fail at their craft?

Fortunately, for me, even though it is currently raining, the former has not been the problem. The problem for me is that I have way too many irons in the fire at one time. Since my last post I’ve started a business Authornirvana.com, taken on more classes via the online school I teach at, and published another book, Native American History and Culture. I’ve done all of this while maintaining my full time job of teaching high school and rewriting the book I started this blog about, Airship Down. For me pushing things aside is and never will be the issue. I never give up on anything I start. I just start too many things at once.

Today I am happy to report that my business is dong well if anyone cares to check it out (AuthorNirvana.com) and that my most recent book, Native American History and Culture has received several great reviews and reached the top 100 list for its genre on Amazon. (Number 13 to be exact) As far as Airship Down is concerned, believe it or not, it is cruising along just fine. I have decided to change it from a simple story about vampires in the old west fighting Billy the Kid to a framework story about star crossed lovers who happen to be vampire slayers in modern day Roswell New Mexico. Along the way, my main characters, Cassidy and Joshua, attempt to fall in love despite the chaos erupting all around them and their families who hate each other. (Romeo and Julietesque I know, but what the heck it makes a great story) Joshua and Cassidy who think they are simply battling every day vampires, expecting an easy victory, stumble across an old book in Lincoln New Mexico, Airship Down. The book details the exploits of one Billy the Kid fighting Steampunk vampires replete with all the fantastic Steampunk weapons and airships one could ever dream off. At first, Joshua and Cassidy find the old book an entertaining read until they realize the author describes the very same vampires they are battling in Roswell. Upon further examination they discover that the author is none other than Billy the Kid who somewhere along the way got himself turned into a vampire. The question becomes, what happened to Billy the Kid? Is he still there doing battle? Can he help Joshua and Cassidy save Roswell or did he vanish into history? Maybe you’ll find out in my next blog? I promise, it will not be one week. Look forward to reading more next Sunday morning.

I am currently at 80,000 words and have located a book editor who has major projects under his belt such as several Stephen King novels. I look forward to bringing Airship Down to you with in the next year. It will be a great read!

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