Busy All Around

I apologize for the lack of updates. My life has been busy with family and friends occupying my free time. Aside from that, writing and reading take most of my extra time, with movies, games, and TV filling what’s left over.

To be honest, I have a lot in the works:

  • I have a short story that I’m polishing up. It should be ready for the submission circuit within a week.
  • I am just over the half-way mark on my main science fiction novel, which is progressing at a decent pace.
  • I have an additional short story that I’m in the early stages with. It’s written but it needs that second draft rewrite that really brings out what’s best in a story.
  • I have a new science fiction novel that I’m outlining and starting to draft for a future project, but I’m going to do minor progress on it until I’m done with my current project.

Keep in mind, this is progress despite working full time, having a family, and trying to maintain sanity while reading and entertaining myself aside from writing. It’s a balancing act. It always is.

Other Projects

I’ve been pretty busy with, not just writing, but other projects I’ve got in the works. My main effort is in refining my novel from NaNoWriMo in the beginning on 2017, but I also want to make progress on a series of efforts I’m making on YouTube.

Some of you may not know this, but I do a lot on YouTube. I’ve got a film channel where I go into detail about movies as far as the film making that went into them. I attempt to make it more academic than typical reviews. My film channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/c/frankfilmfreaks

But in addition to this channel, I’ve got another few bits of writing in the works. I have a short story I really like that needs some revising, and another novel idea that will take a huge amount of effort to get right.

Add to all of this I’m reading through John Ringo’s “Posleen War” series of books while also reading through Ben Bova’s “The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells”.

The other goal I have is to grow this website into something that can be used to show my new books and short stories. I’m hoping over the next two years to have some writings to advertise!