Sunday, December 10, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 9, 2017

Well...
I've been writing when I can, although it's been a hectic week with doctor appointments and other life commitments that had to be honored first.
My friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader has informed me that it may not be until after Christmas before she can get to the latest version of the manuscript for HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, BOOK 3: FEMME FATALE.
Understandable. After all, family comes first.

Guess I'll just keep working on my short stories and other ideas until I get HUGH back.

See you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
10 December, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 2, 2017

My friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader still has the latest version of the HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, BOOK 3: FEMME FATALE manuscript. Nancy Hansen has promised me that she will go over it and get it back to me as soon as humanly possible, but as far as I know, she has a lot on her plate this coming week as it is.


I worked on some outstanding short stories this past week. Thankfully none of them have actual deadlines, but if I'm ever going to get them done...

Then again, with everything on my own agenda for this coming week, I'm not sure just how much writing I'm going to get done either.

We'll just have to see how things go.
Take care, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
3 December, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 25, 2017

WELL...
As I foresaw last week, unfortunately I didn't get much actual writing done.
However, most of what creative writing time I had was spent on HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, BOOK 3: FEMME FATALE.

My friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader has informed me that she will be back in business either late Tuesday or Wednesday for sure of this coming week.


For those of you unfamiliar with my work as Editor-in-Chief of The Free Choice E-zine, I'd like to take a minute to share with you my annual "ODE TO BLACK FRIDAY"...

Some dare brave the gloom of blackest night,
Questing for bargains upon their trek
To hit every sale before daylight.

Me? I planned well ahead.
No nerves, credit, or car suffered wreck.
Just restful slumber within my own bed.

Okay. Hopefully I'll get more writing done this week.
Take care, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
26 November, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Spent another creative week working on HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, BOOK 3: FEMME FATALE.
Have finished Chapter 11 and am working on Chapter 12 now, although my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader has requested I don't send her anything for review until after the impending Thanksgiving holiday.

I will keep writing this coming week, but I'm not sure how things are going to go right now.
How to properly observe "Black Friday"!
I have a doctor's appointment on Wednesday and Thanksgiving is Thursday.

The only thing I know for sure is that I will be nowhere near any retail store (especially any that are open on Thanksgiving Day/Night) for "Black Friday".
The only place I will be during that over hyped period of shopping madness is safe in my own home.

In any event, HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
19 November, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 11, 2017

Finally had a week where all my writing time was spent on HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, BOOK 3: FEMME FATALE.

Put a lot of new words in the overall manuscript. But since it's been a couple weeks after my mom's funeral and everything, I needed to reread (and wound up rewriting bits and pieces of) the last couple of chapters to refresh my memory, so I have yet to actually finish the next chapter.

But at least there WAS progress! 😀

In any event take care, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
12 November, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 4, 2017

My Editor's Hat  😉
It was Editor's Hat time again this past week!

First I copy edited and formatted Nancy Hansen's latest manuscript for submission. Then I worked on my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader's notes and editing on "The New Idea" I've been toying with.

Not finished with that yet, and I know that I've got to get back to HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, BOOK 3: FEMME FATALE at some point; but then again: life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

On that note, take care, and I'll see you around the Internet!
Lee Houston, Junior
5 November, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 28, 2017

Okay, I did get some writing done this past week.
The Companion Dragon series, to date: circa 2017

Added two chapters to "the new idea" that I've been contemplating, then worked on what will one day be my own addition to the Companion Dragon series.

This coming week, I'm hoping to get back to HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, BOOK 3: FEMME FATALE; but for some reason I just haven't been in the mood to tackle that particular project since I returned from my mother's funeral/memorial service.

In any event, at least I AM writing again, so I better get back to it.
Take care, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
29 October, 2017