February 20, 2016

Fixing my lack of writing

In early December, I published a post about how to sustain a writing routine. I should've known that was going to jinx me because I've hardly written anything new since. Sure, the last two weeks of December were taken up by the holidays, and 2016 has resulted in even more work at my day job, but those are just excuses.

Writing is still important to me, and I want to find a way of getting back in the habit of doing it somewhat regularly. This week, I embarked on what I hope will become a new habit. I take the train to work every day, and I've been spending that time reading. However, the train is too crowded for me to use my laptop, and there's no wifi, so I don't work or write during my commute.

Yesterday, I brought an 80-page composition notebook with me and wrote a quick short story that covered the front and back of one page. It wasn't a great story by any means, but it was good for loosening my "writing muscles." With an 80-page notebook, I can write twice a week for the rest of the year to fill it. That's my plan for the remainder of 2016. Let's hope I do a better job of sticking to it.

February 10, 2016

Release announcement: All That Remains of Me

The day has finally arrived! Today is the official release date for my latest novel, All That Remains of Me.

You can purchase the e-book edition now for the special introductory price of 99 cents! The price will go up soon, so act quickly.

During a routine drive to dinner with her parents, sixteen-year-old Annie Walker’s car is struck by a pickup truck. The resulting accident kills her parents and leaves Annie unconscious. When she wakes up, she thinks she’s in a hospital, but the truth is far stranger. Annie has been downloaded into a computer program called PATTIE.

With the help of PATTIE’s brilliant programmer, Eric, Annie struggles to come to terms with her new existence. She also finds that being inside a computer has both advantages and disadvantages. Unfortunately, the disadvantages can kill her.