I love stories.

I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.

And I write them.

I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.

I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.

In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.

My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)

Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.


Question: When you are planning a novel of 50k to 100k words, how long is your first draft?

Answer: I don’t write long novels, so my answer can only speak to the length of the first draft of a 50k novel.
My first draft is usually about the same length as my finished novel but I tend to rush through the first draft, so the first draft of a novel of 50k would be a little short of that.

I tend to add bits and pieces in later drafts as I look over what I wrote. I don’t add anything to change the story, just to make it clearer and easier to read because my words have a tendency to become garbled during my first draft so later drafts are wonderful to clean things up.

That’s how I do it.

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