Geek Confessional: My Third (and final) Screenplay

This entry is part 11 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

The last two times I’ve been in the Confessional, I’ve talked about my short-lived career as a screenplay writer. The first was a cult thriller about clones. My second was a sci-fi/romance mash-up. So what did I do for my third (and most likely final) screenplay? Straight romantic comedy. Entitled…

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Geek Confessional: I did the fanfic thing

This entry is part 12 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

The last time I was in the confessional, I admitted to one of my deepest dreams as a writer: to pen a Star Wars novel. I’m still hoping that I’ll hear from Disney and/or Lucasfilm at some point. Thanks to everyone who tweeted about my desire. If you have a…

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Geek Confessional: The Return of the Christian Fiction

This entry is part 13 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

I’ve been spending a lot of time talking about all the garbage that I wrote when I was younger. And make no mistake, all of those writing projects were awful, no two ways about it. None of the stories I wrote were worthy of publication. That didn’t mean I stopped…

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Geek Confessional: When Dreams Die Hard

This entry is part 14 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

Thanks to some theological musings prompted by the writings of C. S. Lewis, I had stumbled into a science fiction trilogy about a group of aliens on the hunt for grace. And I was bound and determined to get this thing published. I just had a feeling about it. This…

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Geek Confessional: When the Time Comes to Stop

This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

I’m thinking I may have to reorganize some of these posts. I never intended for the confessional to only be about my journey to publication, but it’s kind of turning into that right now. Maybe I’ll dig into that later this week and see what I can come up with.…

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Geek Confessional: When It All Goes Off the Rails

This entry is part 16 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

So this is the entry that I’ve been dreading to write. Simply put, this was one of the worst experiences I’ve had in my writing career. And it actually turned out to be something of a blessing in disguise. But I am getting ahead of myself. Before I get into…

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Geek Confessional: A Super Conference

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

Last time, I told y’all a story about the worst writing conference I ever attended. As much as it stung to go through, it did have an unforeseen benefit. My experience at that conference inspired me to sit down and create a superhero character named Failstate. Actually, to be fair,…

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Geek Confessional: Decisions, Decisions

This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

When last we visited the confessional, I told about one of the best writing conferences I’ve attended. I was pitching a young adult superhero story entitled Failstate. By the end of that conference, I had three nibbles that I could pursue afterwards: Jeff Gerke of Marcher Lord Press had asked…

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Geek Confessional: When One Becomes “Three”

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

This may come as a surprise, but when I first conceived of the book that became Failstate, I didn’t see it as a series of any sort. Failstate was going to be a standalone book, a single outing in that universe. When I pitched it to people at the ACFW…

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Geek Confessional: Time to Get Numb Again

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

So in some ways, I’ve been cheating. Well, not really. I’ve actually faced a bit of dilemma when it comes to sharing these stories about how I went from unpublished wannabe to published impostor author. The dilemma is this: the order my books were published is not the order in…

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