The Pages of St. John — A Novel

Comments

Listed below are several comments posted by our authors about the development of their books. Click on a post heading to read more of it. If you would like to read more posts regarding a particular book, click on the book’s title below a post.

Prologue from St. John Novel

Although it’s not yet published, you may find the Prologue of this new novel interesting. It gives you a sense and preview of what will follow.

posted: oct 22, 2020;  words: 1425;  readers in past month:  37;  read more...

Finished Revising

I’ve finished revising my new novel. It went from 600 to 350 pages and is a much better read. Now I need my editors, Andy Oram and Elena Kartushina to do their part. If all goes well, I hope to publish it by early November 2018.

posted: jul 15, 2018;  words: 219;  readers in past month:  255;  read more...

Humongous!

I received a first printing of my new novel, Not a Step. I still need to revise it, which will cut at least 100 pages. But I was surprised to see how much I had written over the past year or so.

posted: jun 9, 2018;  words: 238;  readers in past month:  273;  read more...

Draft Finished!

I finished the first draft of my new novel, Not a Step. I need to do some significant revisions to a few chapters. I also need to condense it — it’s almost six-hundred pages now, but needs to be around four-hundred.

posted: may 30, 2018;  words: 170;  readers in past month:  144;  read more...

Finding Traction!

My new novel, Not a Step is coming together really well. I haven’t had much time to work on it, but I’m very excited about the progress I’ve been making on the weekends or when on board planes and trains.

posted: may 13, 2018;  words: 149;  readers in past month:  125;  read more...

Continue or Start Over

I’m frustrated that I’ve made so little progress in the past few months on this novel. Sometimes I think I may do better to delete it and write a new novel, a different story.

posted: apr 5, 2017;  words: 72;  readers in past month:  134;  read more...

Martin's Father's Secret

To make for a richer, more interesting story, I’m rethinking the depth of the secondary characters, in particular the father of the protagonist. I’m thinking about his sexuality outside of his marriage.

posted: sep 22, 2016;  words: 304;  readers in past month:  153;  read more...

A New Pen

I bought a new pen to encourage myself to resume work on my new novel. It’s a Mont Blanc, Meisterstuck Platinum classic ballpoint pen. Since part of the story is set in the late 1950s and the 1960s, it’s fitting to use a class pen.

posted: sep 14, 2016;  words: 170;  readers in past month:  136;  read more...

A New Beginning & New Ending

Now that I finished writing the novel, I Have No Friends—it’s published and available on Amazon—I’m ready to write another novel, which is actually one I already started years ago.

posted: jan 30, 2016;  words: 83;  readers in past month:  111;  read more...

Transcribing Soon

This novel is actually one I started years ago, but did’t finish—I was busy writing a computer book. Since I now prefer to handwriting initially, I will transcribe what I typed previously.

posted: jan 24, 2016;  words: 123;  readers in past month:  115;  read more...

Restarting

I enjoy writing novels and I’d like to write many more. Although I can’t financially support myself as a novelist, I want to write one every year—or maybe ever eighteen months or so.

posted: jan 11, 2016;  words: 168;  readers in past month:  117;  read more...

Other Books by Author

Below are a few other books written by the same author. Click on the book cover image to go to a site where you can buy it.

In Search of Kafka

A High-Tech. Comical Thriller about a Computer Programmer who tangles with Homeland Security, Eastern European Hackers, and Starbucks.

I Have No Friends

Story of a woman who finds herself alone and feels unloved. She has no friends. She is content with this, but others see things differently for her.

The Loneliness of Lena [Russian]

Story of a woman who finds herself alone and feels unloved. She has no friends. She is content with this, but others see things differently for her.

The Loneliness of Lena

Story of a woman who finds herself alone and feels unloved. She has no friends. She is content with this, but others see things differently for her.

MySQL Replication

This booklet explains key concepts of MySQL Replication and helps troubleshoot problems and get replication running quickly when it stops.