…It’s at the presses…

The Boy in The Bin is completed, edited and at the presses as of today. The first available sale date will be September 1st, but it will probably take about 3 weeks to migrate to Amazon and Barnes and Noble. For right now, the ebook and paperback will be available. I’m looking at the possibility of a hardcover and audio book next spring. I want to give the book time to get out there before I spend any more because promotion is the biggest part of my budget.

….finally completed….

I’ve just finished ‘The Boy in The Bin’ manuscript … I have a review copy in PDF form that runs 255 pages … now I need to do the final edits and format for print and ebook publication … I should have this done by Labor Day 2015 or so … I look forward to publishing this because it is the most ambitious I’ve ever done, and I hope my fan base will enjoy it….. I’ve attached a .representation of the new cover …. more later …                                                                            BoyInBinFinalCover

…slaving away…

..Well, its been a productive 2 months since my last post … at this point, I’ve completed 58 chapters in the new book ‘The Boy in The Bin’ … I estimate another 20 to go and I’ll be done … additionally, I’ve edited 18 of those chapters … editing is very time consuming but I believe in the end, the final product will be worth it … oh, the toils of an author …lol … till next time…C

…turning the corner…

Well, this has been a productive week … I’ve completed 35 chapters of ‘The Boy in The Bin’ so far, and that includes all the rewrites that I had to do. I still have 12 more chapters written that have to be modified and another 30 or so to write. But I feel that I’m probably at about the 1/2 way mark in the book, right now and the juices are flowing. At this rate, I should be finished by around the end of July and can start doing the final edits. My drop dead completion day is Labor Day, which will get the book out in publication by the late fall. I want to thank everybody who has sent kind words of support, that keeps me going and on target. Even though I have quite a few medical appointments coming up, I will keep pounding away at the keys in an effort to bring my readers another riveting story in time for Christmas. Until later ….cm

…damned rewrites…

I’ve been working steadily along on The Boy in The Bin and was making good progress … the characters were developing nicely, as well as the revelation of the story line … then I got the idea to add some subplots … the idea itself was great, since it will make the entire book richer and appeal to a broader audience … unfortunately, it required me to rip apart most of the chapters I had already completed in order to incorporate pieces of the subplots … I essentially have to rewrite all the chapters from the beginning … there’s an old adage that says, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it … for expediency, I should have listened to that adage … but I am opting for quality and I hope the reader will appreciate the efforts and not mind the delay in publication …