Sunday, November 27, 2016

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 26, 2016


Well...

Unfortunately there wasn't that much progress on anything this past week, what with the impending Thanksgiving holiday and other matters to attend to.
But this coming week should be MUCH better, because things will be about as "normal" as they get.
So we'll see how it goes.
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving yourselves.

Lee Houston, Junior
27 November, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 19, 2016

I finally finished going over the PDF Galley of PROJECT ALPHA, BOOK 2: PROVING GROUND!
Between doctor appointments and other personal matters, I'll be the first to admit that it took longer than I thought it would, but then again, I wanted to make sure everything was as right as humanly possible.
Now my list of corrections is back with Pro Se Press' Editor-in-Chief Tommy Hancock, so it's just a question of time now before I can start bragging about that book's release, let alone eventually share with you some "Easter Eggs" and other tidbits that went into creating that novel.
If not tomorrow, by Tuesday I'll be back at work on what will eventually be HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE: BOOK 3.
The only known interruption to my schedule this week will be Thanksgiving, but then again, I don't consider that an interruption more than a peaceful holiday, with the only thing I'll be doing that Friday morning while everyone else is out and about in the middle of the night looking for "bargains" is sleeping!

In any event, take care, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
20 November, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 12, 2016

THIS, THAT, AND THE OTHER...

Hugh Monn
WELL...
I did get to work some on HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE BOOK 3 last week, despite having 3 different doctor appointments and other matters to attend to.
Alpha

BUT...
I had to set Hugh aside when I got the Galley PDF for PROJECT ALPHA, BOOK 2: PROVING GROUND!
Haven't gotten as far into that as I would like or need to right now, but the sooner I do and send a list of any corrections to Tommy Hancock at Pro Se Press, the closer ALPHA 2 will be to getting published!

THEN...
I'll go back to work on Hugh 3.

In-between a couple of more doctor appointments and a few other things this week.

See you around the Internet!
Lee Houston, Junior
13 November, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 5, 2016

For better or worse, the only thing I accomplished last week was catching a cold.
Not that I wanted one to begin with.
After all, who willingly wants to get sick?
Besides, with my cardiac situation after having survived both congestive heart failure AND an aortic aneurysm, about 99.9% of what's medically available to treat a cold I can't take anymore.
Which left me with just chicken soup, orange juice, and LOTS of tissues when not trying to rest and recover!
About the only thing I accomplished creatively last week was thinking about writing.
I seriously doubt the caper I'm working on right now will wind up being the entire contents of HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE VOLUME 3.
Just how long this tale turns out to be, let alone how many more will be required to fill out the book, remains to be seen.
Have 3 different doctor appointments scheduled for this week and sadly, none of them involve a TARDIS.
Hopefully I will get some writing done, but for now...

Take care, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
6 November, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 29, 2016

WELL...
Chapter 5 of what will be HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE BOOK 3 has come back from my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader.
Did get started on Chapter 6 while I was waiting, but it just has not been a good writing week for me.
Too much personal stuff to attend to that keeps taking away from writing time.
So how does this week look?
I honestly don't know right now, but I'll certainly keep trying and we'll see what happens.

For now, take care, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
30 October, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 22, 2016

Well, I knew last week would not be an ideal writing week going into it, but things did turn out better than I thought they would.
Finished Chapter 5 of the story in progress for HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE BOOK 3.
My friendly neighborhood beta/proofreader won't be able to look at it before late Tuesday at the earliest, but still...

The plot is tighter too, because I have a clearer idea now of not only how many of the clues will turn out to be false leads, but I have stumbled across another twist to make the reader wonder how this will all turn out in the end.
Still uncertain whether this story will turn out to be a novella (half the volume) or the entire book, let alone am still lacking a title for this caper.
Then again, that's part of the wonders of writing.
You don't want to go into a project with so rigid a plot that you don't have room for new ideas if one comes along.
But all the pieces will fall into place in time.

Better get back to writing now.
See you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
23 October, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 15, 2016

Sorry folks.
Not much progress to report this past week.
Lot of errands, chores and other tasks that needed to be attended to.
Such is life.

Did manage to get over a 1000 words on the third HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE book.
Yeah, even by my standards that isn't much.

Today, tomorrow, and this coming Friday aren't looking all that great either at the moment.
Then again, they say life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.
Just wish I knew who "they" were so I could have a looooonnnnngg talk with them.

In any event, take care, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
16 October, 2016