I suppose these titles fit me in a nutshell. If someone asked me at a dinner party, what do you do? I’m going to give these a shout out. For a couple of decades, I’ve been solving technology challenges for large enterprises and currently work with a expanded team. Life is a journey. And no career is taken alone. You’re the sum of the folks you’ve worked with along life’s road.
Knights of Legend
I published my first novel, Knights of Legend, under my name after eight years of work in 2012. The hardest part might not have been the writing. To think, 500 words per day translates to 180,000 words a year. This is full two length novels. For Knights, most of the time I spent in the editing process, there were twelve drafts of this book. This was a long road. And I have a number of people to thank including friends, family, college professors, and an editor who trimmed about 50,000 words out of the book. For me, this book is lean and mean. But in the end, compared to the writing process, the confidence of putting yourself out there is the hardest part of the work.
The Dark Harp
This is a little project I managed with my kid. He laid down the Christmas challenge. “Write me a story, Daddy.” After crafting 50,000 words, a lengthy editing process, and painting a little on the side, the story of a King, Queen, Dark Wizard, and two magical instruments is now available.
I journal and write frequently.
Yeah, I still believe in the American Dream, that baseball is the National Pastime, great speeches are history’s time capsule, and telling stories remains an important part of our culture.