Seven Sons Prologue

When this site got up and running finally, I promised a small glimpse at the opening section of my novel, Seven Sons. So, I figured I’d make good on that. Here is a (very) rough version of what I have in mind for the prologue. If you need a primer on Sons, I’d suggest you go read up on that first.

Something I feel that I should point out: once again, this is a rough draft, so nothing here is final. That includes characters, titles, etc. Anything is fair game to change. At the moment, I’m writing for quantity over quality. This hasn’t been edited much, because the idea is that the heavy revising will happen in the next draft. The main goal right now is simply to get to the end. That’s the hard part. Going back and making it sound pretty is the simple stuff. So, I would appreciate it if you could keep it easy on grammatical critiques, as it’s not the thing I’m concerned with at the moment. I’m sure there are a great many. Also, it should be noted that this opening POV is from Jonas, a thieving, conning, all around rotten dude.

So, now that those caveats are out of the way, feel free to read and tell me what you think. Continue reading →

Shedding Another Person

I can’t quite pinpoint the time or the date, but sometime early last year I decided that it was time for me to lose weight. There were several factors that lead me to this conclusion, the least of which was the fact that I was on the verge of collecting several moons to orbit my person day and night as I slowly rotated about my ever-growing axis. I was Galactus, devourer of worlds that would satiate what was apparently a 3500 calorie a day diet. If you’re unaware, that’s a lot of calories, considering the average person needs about 2000 a day.

So, I did something I had never done in my entire life. I dieted. Continue reading →