I’ve been writing since I was a little kid. Goofy comic books to more elaborate ones. I won the student of the month award in 11th grade for writing a horror novel. (I’m still trying to figure out where my mother hid it so I can burn the horrid thing.) A 20 year career in the army kept me writing in those precious few spare moments but I never stopped. By 2010 I had more than 12 full length- I mean really full, like 170k words long- manuscripts. It wasn’t until 2011 that life smiled and I was starting to get published. Sales are slow, but what can you expect from a guy who doesn’t have a name yet?
I thought I’d be a horror writer but that bug died early. I have always hovered around traditional fantasy, but go light on the elves and such. There are better things to write about than pointy eared androgynous figures who live forever. The recent trend with vampires and silly teenage girls who fall in love with them certainly put a dent in my plans to conquer the literary world but the war continues. If I am to get to Valhalla by the end of this journey I need to keep fighting.
Right now I have four novels in print, participated in several anthologies, won an award from the L Ron Hubbard writers of the future contest and have a ton more work to get done before I can rest. My publisher and I are expecting to have nine novels for sale by the end of the year. So if you’re interested in a strange, full steam ride sit back, pick up a copy and buckle up. This train doesn’t stop.
Great post! I love it!