Major Shift, Mighty Slow Down

ANNIE DREAMING is again a work-in-progress. While in New York City, I read through again. And once more I found many little words to change and several larger items to alter. I even cut an entire chapter!

So, I’ve postponed my publication date to early December.

Thanks for bearing with me as I re-write.



Spent yesterday and this evening reading through ANNIE’S DREAM. I’m amazed at how many changes I made over the last 36 hours or so. Almost every page has pencil marks or new sentences scribbled here and there.

I’m too exhausted from lack of sleep and tired eyes to complete the re-write on my computer right now. That task is left for tomorrow and Sunday.


Proof ordered

I just proofed ANNIE’S DREAM quickly online, and decided it looked good enough to order a hard copy. I should receive it in a few days since it is printed here in Charleston. Again, I’m excited to see it in “real” life, so to speak.

Proof is ready

Proof is ready to order – unfortunately I keep making changes and uploading a new file so now I’m lost… I’ll need to proof my novel online and then again in print, unless I make more changes…

ANNIE’S DREAM – here I come!


Unable to sleep last night, I sat up in bed to read ANNIE’S DREAM through again with my pen in hand. I wrote several new sentences, corrected words I didn’t care for, added a paragraph here and there.












My novel, companion to METAL MAN WALKING, is close to birthing.  

Get ready!

The Proof is in the Pudding

A physical copy of a book is a wonderful thing – to hold your novel (even in its unfinished state) and look at it is something akin to joyful singing! or something like that. At any rate, when I opened ANNIE’S DREAM to see the bright white paper and the blocky-looking font, I groaned. So, it’s back to cream colored paper and the font Baskerville.
I also realized I’d left out an important exploration of a major character in the Logan family, so I’m working on several chapters about him – that’s Jim, the Logan patriarch.