Sunday, May 21, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING MAY 20, 2017

My friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader Nancy Hansen HAS reopened her friendly neighborhood beta-proofreading service after getting through her second eye surgery.
I now have a massive amount of notes to go over concerning the current HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE story I'm working on.

I did get a little more work done on my own 1970s story for Jim Beard while I was waiting to discover Nancy's status, but that tale isn't finished yet either.
Ah, the life of a writer.
In any event, I better get back to "work" now.

Take care, and I'll see you around the Internet!
Lee Houston, Junior
21 May, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING MAY 13, 2017

OKAY...
Finished Chapter 7 to the as yet, still untitled HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE story I'm working on.
Still also don't know if this tale is going to grow into a full length novel like CATCH A RISING STAR did or fall short and require another mystery to complete Volume 3.



While her recovery is doing good, no word yet on when my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader will be reopening her friendly neighborhood beta-proofreading service.
Yet, other than losing Thursday because of medical reasons, the overall week should be wide open for writing.
Which I will resume after breakfast Monday morning, considering what time it is as I post this.

So take care everybody, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
14 May, 2017


Sunday, May 7, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING MAY 6, 2017

Let's see now... this week was next week last week.
No, sorry. That's a classic Looney Tunes skit.
Anyway...

My friendly neighborhood beta/proofreader Nancy Hansen is recovering from surgery on her right eye now. Not sure when she will resume her friendly neighborhood beta/proofreading service, but she is doing well health wise.

This past week, I've worked on HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, my 1970s story, and came up with the beginnings of a potential novel plot that I am seriously considering developing further as time permits.

For sure on my 2017 agenda, I have to finish HUGH and my 1970s story, as well as help edit the project as submissions are turned in.

When those are done, I want to start work on what will eventually become PROJECT ALPHA, BOOK 3; a couple of promised short stories with thankfully no actual deadlines, and maybe even that potential novel idea I mentioned a couple of paragraphs ago.

So other than housework, medical and other life commitments, along with Boston Red Sox baseball games, I'm looking at some busy times ahead.
Or in other words, I better get back to writing now.
See you around the Internet!
Lee Houston, Junior
7 May, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING APRIL 29, 2016

My esteemed colleague and friendly neighborhood beta/proofreader Nancy Hansen spent most of her free time this past week working on her own material, since she will be going back for the surgery on her right eye this coming Thursday as I type this post.
HOWEVER... she did take the time out of her busy schedule to proofread Chapter 6 to my current efforts on HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE.
Having just gotten this back yesterday, I certainly will be going over her notes before I resume work on Chapter 7 and wish her well with her impending surgery.
For her fans out there, Nancy has told me she is seeing better out of the left eye now than she has in years, and cannot wait for the right eye to be corrected.


For those interested, Jim Beard has gathered quite a list of talents to work on his 1970s project.
All concepts and plots have been submitted and approved between him and yours truly, so now it's just a question of waiting until the contributors start sending in their completed stories and going over them as they arrive.
And as for what I am bringing to the table? Besides my good looks and creative editorial skills that is.
Okay, a tease below.

Where no one else dares travel walks the beautiful but deadly…

Hey. I did say it was a tease!
In any event, take care and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
30 April, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING APRIL 22, 2017

I am happy to report that my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader Nancy Hansen is now in-between full recovery of the surgery on her left eye and the impending surgery on her right eye.
Don't know if that means she'll resume her friendly neighborhood beta-proofreading service before she has to get ready for surgery on her right eye, but it will be something on the agenda to ask the next time I see her.
Under the circumstances, she has yet to go over Chapter 6 on my latest efforts concerning HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE as I work on Chapter 7 in-between other matters that require my attention.

I'm also very excited to report that SINGULARITY: RISE OF THE POST HUMANS won TWO of the 2017 Pulp Factory Awards (for 2016 material) Friday night at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con.

David Michelinie won Best Short Story for "Lord Pemberton's Adjustment Service"!
Photo ?

Photo by Jaime Ramos

...and SINGULARITY itself won Best Anthology!

So a big thank you to our readers, fans, and voters from David, Jennie Wood, Nancy Hansen, Chris Magee, series creator/editor Jaime Ramos, along with yours truly!

Going back to writing now.
See you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
23 April, 2017






Sunday, April 16, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING APRIL 15, 2017

Well, I wish there was more progress to report than I do have.
My friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader Nancy Hansen successfully had her eye surgery and is on the road to recovery now.
I HAVE been writing this past week, but unfortunately there isn't much I can say at the moment about what I worked on.
So let me just wish all my readers and fans a HOPPY EASTER and I'll see you around the Internet.

Lee Houston, Junior
16 April, 2017



Sunday, April 9, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING APRIL 8, 2017

Well, yes I am still working on what will probably be the opening story of the third HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE book.
Just finished Chapter 6 and have started 7. The case is taking a few interesting twists and turns as it is.
HOWEVER... the invaluable services of my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader will not be available for the foreseeable future, because Nancy Hansen is about to undergo eye surgery.
Everything will be all right. These things just take time and I wish her well.




For those interested, while it is still in the preliminary stages, things are going well concerning the planning for the 1970s anthology, as mentioned last week.

I have read some interesting concept proposals so far, and I can say in all honesty that if I wasn't already involved in this project, it would definitely be something I'd want to read once it was published.
More details as they develop and I can share them with you.

So between the above and a couple of other things, not only is the weather starting to show signs of improvement, but my late spring is starting to look busy now writing wise too.
Therefore, I better get back to writing now.
See you around the Internet!
Lee Houston, Junior
9 April, 2017