Monday, September 26, 2016

Working on the Night Shift at Harbor House

It's nearly 8:30 p.m. here in Aberdeen, Wash. I'm at Harbor House manning the helm and at my trusty laptop.

I'm halfway through the night shift.

It would be great to have a few other writers down here at work with me, but I work alone (so far) tonight. I did have a writer (by the name of Dwight Johnson) drop in during the morning shift requesting to read for the Salon (Oct.1). He turned me on to his YouTube channel and I got to listen to him read his work. It was quite good--both the poetry and the reading.

That's pretty much my life today, except for a few errands and coffee with my amazing man bun son between my split shift.

So, tomorrow I expect pretty much the same. Ho hum, right? The writer's life. LOL

And now for your listening pleasure...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pending Penning and Publishing Plans

I'm not sure what I'll be working on for NaNoWriMo, but, rest-assured, I'll be working on something (plenty of story ideas in my files). It may not be a novel though. (It may be finishing the novella, Alien Ambush; maybe not. I've not decided.)

I actually plan to do  LOT of writing over the next three months (working six hours a day at Harbor House). I'll be taking a two week break the latter part of December, then back at it for the new year.

My publishing plans are as follows:

Beyond Infinity (the sequel to Rocketman), March 2017
Another Load of Chicken Poop (editing), April 2017
Alien Ambush (a Bayou Boys Adventure), October 2017
and maybe something for summer 2017?

Stay tuned.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Write Right now? Ri-iiight.

I wish I could report that I'm working on a great book right now, but I can't. Most of the writing I DO get done lately has been marketing material.

And then there's the Articles of Incorporation, signage, policies, business plans, press releases, contracts and other such matter. All of it for Harbor House.

I do have works in the works, but they are on hold until after we get Harbor House open. After that I'll be there right with the other writers, writing every day.

Can't wait!

Meanwhile, we're just about set to open and you can find out all about it here.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Vacay is Over; Back to Work

View from the bedroom's balcony at Heron's Crossing.
So, my wife and I spent an inspiring and relaxing "weekend" on Whidbey Island for our 33rd Wedding Anniversary.

Thanks to some friends we were able to stay at a very special vacation home (Heron's Crossing, pictured herein) that they manage. Visiting with them was great, too.

Presently, looking out the window at the sailboats in the harbor, I am writing from Better Living Through Coffee in Port Townsend. Their coffee is excellent (I always stop here when I'm up this way)!

We were able enjoy the island's beaches, farmer's markets, restaurants (as well as several coffee shops), and many thrift stores (by which we are bringing home a few treasures for our home and Harbor House), and the Writer's Workshop (here in Port Townsend).

Anyway, tomorrow it's back to work with plenty to do toward the opening of Harbor House, just three weeks from today!
Things are coming together quite well (so far) and we'll be doing our final paperwork, placing some orders, and adding the finishing touches over the next few weeks.

I hope you all can join us for the Open House, 2-6 p.m., Saturday, September 24 (check the Harbor House website for details).

And, if you want a really great place to stay and play on Whidbey Is., drop me an email and I'll give you the contact info. (I'll also be posting many more photos on my author FB page).