Monday, May 4, 2015

Title reveal

Ladies and gentlemen of the Web,

I am hereby revealing the title of my new novel:

August in Hollywood

Further more, the name of the main protagonist is August Smith. Beyond that, I'm keeping everything under wraps for now. I understand that this is, like, totally underwhelming. But for now that's all she wrote.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Phoenix is dead and the Secret is alive.

Hello world,

There is good news and there is bad news. The bad news is that I have pulled the plug on the Phoenix. After some consideration, I decided that the basic concept was flawed. So, I could write and re-write it a million times, but it would still be horrible. I might be able to salvage some minor things from it, but that is all.

The good news is that my secret project is done. I've written the novel and typed it into my computer. But it might be a while before it gets published. It still needs to be checked and then I have to do some pondering on how to go about the publicity/promotion part.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A small update at the end of year

Hello world,

Still here and still with it. My secret project is making slow, but steady progress. On the bright side, I should be able to invest some serious time in it at the start of the new year. So, see you around.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ir's alive, alive !

Hello world,

After the failure of Star Trek: Inventive...things sort of collapsed like a failed pudding. But they slowly, really slowly, started to crawl from the crater. And now I've reached the point where I can dust off this blog once again.

So....what am I writing now ? Well, the C-47 Skytrain project (aka Phoenix) has ended up in the fridge for now. But it has been replaced by a new project. On which I have been making some good traction. And don't worry, as soon as I'm done with said project, I'm going back to the Phoenix.

And for those curious what this new project is about, all I can say is....keep tabs on this blog to find out more. But for now, I'm keeping it under wraps.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

One More Poke to the Bear and a Test

I put a message for Peter David on his blog and told the site I wanted to track it. But I'm not sure if I got it right, so I'm going try it out. Also, the link I left with that message is now probably invalid...because I merged the two blogs. Hence, a second message.

The Bear, the Phoenix and the Future

Hello World,

To begin with...my Star Trek project has fallen flat on its rear end. There is a saying..sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you. In my case, the bear didn't even wake up. It simply slept and ignored my poking it. So, now what ? Well, first an honest confession. Above failure hurts. but...well, the pessimist in me expected it.

So....I have to pull with head out of rear end, dig deep and get my Phoenix novel done. It hasn't been going well, because it is set here and now, which puts it outside my comforts zone. But if you always stay in your comfort zone, you will never learn. So I have to stop complaining and just get it done.

Also, I have merged my two separate blogs into one big. I hope this will make me more visible on the Internet. Plus it will,  hopefully, be easier to keep active. Oddly enough, I have hit one minor snag in the Internet department. It turns out there is a German soccer played named Ruben Hilbers. I'll have to do put some major work into my blog to make sure that Googling my name spits out my site above his. Greaaaat.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Cat is out of the Bag

Hello World,

Well, the cat is out of the bag. I've send my three Inventive novels - Launch, Beyond Gate, and War - on their way. Not that I expect to get any reply. (Except maybe from Peter David, who will probably rant at me.) But at least I tried.