I’ve completed my first book. It’s somewhere between 700-800 pages. 151333 words. I still have to edit it, clean some things up, continuity, and throw in some back stories to some characters… and it’ll be ready to publish. But the book as a whole is done.
After my first editing pass, I’m going to send it out to a small handful of volunteer readers.
So I’m working on editing my book getting it ready for publication. I’ve come to the conclusion that editing on the screen of a Netbook is far more grinding than editing normally is. This makes it slow. As soon as this editing is done, I’ll be working on the cover. I’m going to do a photo type cover. Staging, costume, make up… and asking the Utah National Guard for the use of some Military Assets.
As soon as I can finish the editing. I hate editing. I hate editing on a Netbook at least 3 times as much.
Got a message from my good friend and author Marcus Wynne. He is offering up his first book for free. I’ve spoken of Marcus’ works in the past. He is an extraordinary writer of gritty action, and I enjoy his writing a great deal. It’s actually his fault entirely that I’ve been jonesing hard for a Browning High Power.
The book is NO OTHER OPTION. To get the book for free, use code: KU25Y
If I could pick 5 authors to back me up in a fight, Marcus would be in that small group. That means he knows what it is that he’s talking about. Authentic knowledge. Marcus knows of which he speaks. He has been there, done that. He could be one scary dude if you didn’t know him. But he’s a great guy and one of the most noble men I know. Get his book. Read it. The get all his others.
For those who are fans of the movie, “The Thing”… either Classic or Carpenter… then delight in this little short story. It’s The Thing from the perspective of the Thing, and it’s a brilliant piece of creative writing.
Thanks go to Terry on WTA for posting this up. It’s great stuff.
I keep telling people to read Monster Hunter International, and his following books. They are Awesome +10. His stuff is so good, Larry is now a Finalist for the Campbell Award.
That is so cool, only a master Wordsmith can put it into words. So go read what Larry said.
The Book of Two Guns, by Tiger McKee. “The Martial Art of the 1911 pistol and AR Carbine”
Tiger sent me an autographed copy of his book.
It’s a very interesting book. I’ve not seen a book like this in years. It’s not just written by Tiger, but its actually written by Tiger. As in Hand Written. Pen and Ink. The man has very good handwriting I have to say. This makes the book very personal, and you can hear his voice as you read it… that slow, calm, southern drawl.
More importantly, this is a very good look at the use of these weapons… and many principles carry over to other weapons as well. So Don’t think if you roll with Glocks and AK’s you wouldn’t get anything out of this book. I’m considering this book to be Required Reading.
I’m reading a bed time story to my littlest boy.
He loved it.
Our good friends Mike Kupari and Larry Correia has written a book entitled “Dead Six“. This is Larry’s bazzilionth book and Mike’s first. The concept was all Mike’s however, and it’s solid. So solid in fact, that you don’t so much read it… as it smashes you over the head with awesomeness. I just placed my order. Order your copy now!