Hey Space Cadets, how’re you doing today? I’m fine, working on the editing my final Sleeping Legion novel and dealing with some family medical issues that are slowing me down. Not the kind of stuff that needs airing, as it isn’t my laundry, but it’s been a slight roadblock for me. I made myself a promise when I started that writing wouldn’t get in the way of my family time and right now that has been a priority. I will still push ahead editing this, and I’m over halfway through this major revision. I think Boss Man and I are on the same page with the book now, and specifically how we link my series back into his. So, let’s push past the dreary realities of life and talk about writing!Continue reading
Hey Space Cadets, how’re yall doing today? I’m doing good, just took my son to the Children’s Museum of Portsmouth! He loved being able to touch science, and we followed that up with a nice brewery and a stroll along the waterfront. So besides having fun, I wanted to bring you some good news to share! Two of my short stories were accepted into anthologies! Wanna know more? Let’s break it down!Continue reading
Hey Space Cadets, how’re y’all doing this fine day? I’m doing great, and cranking away on the revisions to book four! I’ve also been exercising every day to clear my mind, and hopefully maybe fit back into my uniform before the decade ends! Okay, maybe that last part was a pipe dream, but I’m okay with it! Anyway, while I walk, I like to listen to podcasts and audiobooks. I’ll give you a list of some of the podcasts I listen to, and some good audio books in another post! Most of my podcasts are writing related, or historical in nature, so I can inundate myself with ideas to stir the stories. Hopefully, these podcasts are helpful!
Hey Space Cadets, how’re ya doing on this fine August day? I just wanted to give you a quick update on where we are with book four. Right now Boss Man and I are still batting around ideas for a title for the book, since Maternal Vengeance wasn’t the best fit. I can promise you that as soon as we know, you will! We do know that the cover won’t change since we want a continuous look across all of them. I think that the editing and rewriting for this book will take longer than the others, but it’ll be a good learning experience for me. I have to worry about tying up all the plot threads that I strung along, and linking the series back into the final Continue reading
Hey Space Cadets, I hope you’re doing well! I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on Team Handley, before I get back to the grind. And I know – I said I would be out offline for a week; however, in my defense, my admin person took a vacation. Now, onto other news – I’ve just finished a short story I’ve titled LZ New Birth, and set in a world that’s been flitting around inside my head for a few years. It’s in the universe I intend to write in once I finish co-writing The Odera Chronicles with Corey, my soon-to-be co-writer. It was already submitted, so now we wait! Once I know more, I’ll let you know what’s happening with this story. I’m currently going over the first round of edits for the last book in the Sleeping Legion Series and working on a novella for another anthology. Afterward, it’s full speed ahead with Odera!Continue reading
Hey Space Cadets! I just wanted to let you know that you won’t be hearing from me this week. My wife is undergoing testing this week – so will be spending my time between the hospital and taking care of my boys. Hope you all have a good week – I will see you on he flip side. Continue reading
Hey Space Cadets, how’re y’all doing today? I’m doing great, working on a few small projects and prepping to start my next series. While I wait for the editor to take his Red Pen of Doom to my final Sleeping Legion novel, I’ve started outlining several smaller projects and tying up loose ends. I’ve got two short stories for different anthologies to write and then I’ll start on my next series. I really like the premise of the series in question, and think it has a lot of potential but more on that in another blog!Continue reading
Hey Space Cadets! Today I get to make the happy announcement – I finished the fourth and final book of the Sleeping Legion Series!I sent it to Boss Man and my editor on July 12th, and I couldn’t be happier. This book will link the Sleeping Legion back into the main body of the Human Legion, though I can’t say more than that upon pain of death from Boss Man! Surprisingly, I feel a little sad that it’s all over. I’ve been with these characters, and this universe, since I signed the contract with Boss Man in August 2015. If the audience wants it enough, there will be the follow-on series, The Sleeping Fleet, but that one is up in the air at the moment. I guess you could say the Sleeping Legion is now awake? Anyway, I’ll be working on the edits, finalizing the name and cover, before moving on to the next project. More about that to come!
Hey Space Cadets! I just got back from my Writer’s Retreat – had to get away so I could get a handle on getting Book Four done. It has been an interesting experience – five days with no children asking me questions or screaming in the background. No wife with a honey do list. It was almost to quiet – wait, is there a to quiet? Well let’s get to it.
DAY ONE: This was a very rough day, only 1,394 words written. The trip to getting here was long, and the traffic was horrendous. It made the drive to the hotel somewhat more stressful than it should’ve been. The hotel room wasn’t the nicest, so I had to wait an hour for the maintenance people to fix the AC and turn the hotbox into a hotel room. It didn’t stop me from writing, but it slowed me down. Finally, to fix parts of the strategy I had to research HALO and HAHO drops by the US Army so I knew what we were capable of now. I tend to use modern tech as the base line from which I extrapolate my future tech. Also, I compiled a document for Boss Man on what assets would be joining the main body of the Human Legion on the final battle for Earth. The close of the Sleeping Legion story will link back up with his last book in the Human Legion Series. I love it when a plan comes together!Continue reading
Hey Space Cadets, how’re you doing today? I am currently on a writing retreat – trying to get the forth book finished. So far so good! I just wanted to take a minute to remind all of you good folks about The Sleeping Legion SWAG!Boss Man designed some excellent coffee cups for you to enjoy your coffee or grok!Or both together, we here in the Handley Trenches don’t judge. Okay, maybe a little… I mean we can’t tolerate people putting pineapples on perfectly good pizzas! A man has to have standards.