Monday, October 30, 2006

Hello world: It is 5 in the morning and time to get to work writing. This time of the morning is great in the fact that no one calls me or wants my time. My research and general plotting, in my head at least, is complete now and I need to actually start putting words on paper, so to speak.

My wife is from Russia, so we had some very interesting conversations on names to use for my characters. The names in Russia some times can be very hard for Americans to pronounce and I told her that if the reading public can not say the name they will eventually lose interest in the book. It would be great to get other peoples thoughts on this.

Any way, it is time to get busy and let the story begin.

Friday, October 27, 2006

It has been a while since I had time to post anything, but thought I would bring everyone up to date. I have finished my second novel completely now. Well, at least until I get those magical words that an agent or editor is interested in it and want be to proceed. My time now will be on my new project - The Salsa Connection. I am really getting into this project and will enjoy writing it.
My wife and I will be going to New York next week to go to a conference and to do some research on salsa clubs in New York. If any one has an opinion on clubs there, please let me know. My web site is looking better also at www.sirjohn.us

Monday, October 02, 2006

Hello world, the weekend was fantastic with so many things completed. I am excited about a book signing I am going to tonight. In fact, it is not just one author, but seven different autors signing tonight and should prove to be an exciting time.

I have worked on the book some this weekend and hope to have it finished tonight so that I can get copies out to some people to get their opinion and some good critique on it. with the writer conference coming up this Friday, I would love to have it in good shape so that I can pitch it there.

Friday, September 29, 2006

It is time to finish up the rewrite on "In Search of
True Love". I hope to have it all completed in time for the conference in Mobile next week end. My promotional material has been ordered and willbe ready to pick up on Monday. From all indications the conference will be well attended and perhaps we can make thaqt magical connection that will lead to getting this and other books published. I guess only time will tell.

Monday, September 25, 2006

We had a great weekend. Going to Gatlinburg is always fun, especially when you get to walk trails in the rain; sounds bad, but we had a blast. And, for diner, an Italina restaurant made the night perfect when our waitress happen to be from Russia. We invited her to join us and the owner was such a good guy, that he let her. We enjoyed the time and the two bottles of chianti.
The book I am working on is about a girl that runs away to the Smokies to start a new life and find true love. So, let me say I really doing my research on this one.

Friday, September 22, 2006

This is the first step in an adventure that will prove to be interesting as I attempt to make friends in the writting industry. Telling a good story is whatI think writting is all about. After spending all morning working on this site and a new web site, my wife and I are getting ready to go to the Smoky Mountains. We were married there 5 months ago, and it is the location of the current book I am working on "In Search Of True Love." It should be finished with in a week:but, with maybe another week or so of rewritting. We are going to a writer's conference in Mobile, Alabama the first week end of October and I would love to have it completed by then. I am looking for an agent that would be interested in representing a man that writes romantic mystery in almost a chick lit fashion.