Sunday, March 26, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING MARCH 25, 2017

A BRIEF THOUGHT AND TIDBIT ON WRITING

Hugh Monn
Work proceeding apace on what will be Book 3 in my HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE series.


Just got Chapter 5 back from my friendly neighborhood beta/proofreader, so I'll pause working on Chapter 6 now and go over it first.
Wish I had more to report, but other than typing away on a keyboard, writing in and of itself isn't that exciting, per se.
It's what you write about and how you feel about your writing that gets the brain and heart pumping as you sit down in front of your system and fill the monitor with words.
And in truth, I'm pretty good on both aspects.

But while I don't want to give away any spoilers in regards to my work, I can share tidbits now and then with you.
So now, without further adieu, the opening paragraph to Chapter 1 of the third Hugh Monn book!


Life had been treating me pretty well of late. My relationship with Captain Sandra Bunnae of the Beach Patrol was getting enjoyably serious. The only complication was whether or not to fully disclose my past to her and how Sandy would react once she learned the truth. I certainly wasn’t lying to anyone about my feelings toward the Leporidaen lady, but a lie of omission was still a lie.

Wish I could share more with my readers and fans, but like I said, I don't want to spoil the fun before the book comes out.
Better get back to writing now.
Take care, and I'll see you around the Internet.

Lee Houston, Junior
26 March, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING MARCH 18, 2017

A blizzard in March?
Who the heck ordered that?
And it wasn't even one of the tasty desert types either.
Oh well...

Despite all of the weather obstacles, I HAVE finished Chapter 5 of the current HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE story I'm working on, but still want to go back over it again before I send it on to my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader for her opinions.

Well, Spring is supposed to start tomorrow.
Not sure the weather is in sync with the calendar though.
In any event, take care, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
19 March 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING MARCH 11, 2017

Despite a few ill-timed interruptions, including winter storms and one power outage, I have been writing and continue to work on the third HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE book.
Haven't gotten to the point yet where there is something new to send my friendly neighborhood beta/proofreader, but at least I am writing.

Take care, stay safe and warm, and see you around the Internet!
Lee Houston, Junior
12 March, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING MARCH 4, 2017

As far as writing goes for this past week, I am on Chapter 5 of the current HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE story while awaiting the opinions of my friendly neighborhood beta/proofreader on Chapter 4.

But today (March 5th) I am taking a well deserved day off!

Although they have taken a toll on my health, having made it through both congestive heart failure AND an aortic aneurysm within the last decade, I happily celebrate my 55th birthday today, glad that I have made it this far!


March 6th I will return to writing.
Today is for celebrating life!
Lee Houston, Junior
5 March, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 25, 2017

Well, for better or worse, my prediction last week about the week ahead came true.

There were just too many other life commitments to honor that kept me away from the keyboard and writing more than I would have liked.

Now this week so far appears "normal", whatever that means.

In any event, I hope to have at least Chapter 4 of the current HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE story finished by next weekend's progress report, so I better get back to writing now.

See you around the Internet!
Lee Houston, Junior
26 February, 2017



Sunday, February 19, 2017

PROGRESS REPORT: WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 18, 2017

Okay, after making some serious revisions, Chapters 1-3 of the HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE story I'm currently working on are with my friendly neighborhood beta/proofreader Nancy Hansen, while I'm proceeding on Chapter 4.

The third book featuring the shamus of the far flung future is more than likely going to wind up being an anthology, but how many cases will comprise this volume remains to be seen.

However, the way this week looks, I have medical appointments and other personal commitments every day but Wednesday. So I'll be trying to get my writing done whenever I can, but how much will be accomplished this week remains to be seen.

Better get to it.
See you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
19 February, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2016 BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATE

It has occurred to me that for some reason, I have yet to update my Bibliography!
(my bad)
Anyway, while I did write a lot in 2016, not everything I wrote then has been published yet, so what has officially joined the ranks of my creative efforts are:

*REBEL, a short story introducing a new heroine for Jamie Ramos’ Singularity: Rise of the Post Humans (Pro Se)
*SINBAD AND THE SINISTER STATUE for Sinbad, The New Voyages Volume 5 (Airship 27)
*THE WAY OF A WRITER, my essay for When The Shadow Sees The Sun: Creators Surviving Depression, aka The Logan Masterson Benefit Book (Pro Se)
and of course:
*PROJECT ALPHA: PROVING GROUND the second book in my superhero's adventures (Pro Se).

Obviously I can't talk about the unreleased projects yet, but those who have followed this humble blog of mine are aware of at least some of the other things I have worked on last year.

And for my COMPLETE bibliography to this point...
2012
*THE WAY OF THE WORLD (first issue of Pro Se Press' Fantasy and Fear)
*Y-239 (first issue of Pro Se Press' Peculiar Adventures)
*DINEENA’S DILEMMA (Hugh Monn, Private Detective in Masked Gun Mystery issue 1)
*IN THE BEGINNING (Wylde World, Part 1, Peculiar Adventures issue 2)
*SHORTAGES (Hugh Monn, Private Detective in Masked Gun Mystery issue 2)
*A TAVERN TALE (Fantasy and Fear issue 3, Pro Se Press)
*THE FIRST STEPS (Wylde World, Part 2, Peculiar Adventures issue 3)
*HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, Book 1 (Pro Se)

2013
*A BLACK FRIDAY IN AUSTRALIA (New Adventures of the Eagle, Volume 1; Pro Se Press/Pulp Obscura/Altus Press)
*PROJECT ALPHA, Book 1 (Pro Se)

2014
*THE DEATH DEALER (New Adventures of Diamondstone the Magician, Volume 1); Pro Se Press/Pulp Obscura/Altus Press)
*WOLF HUNT (Sheriff William “Bat” Masterson meets Little Red Riding Hood in Once Upon A Sixgun, Volume 1; Pro Se Press)
*CAPTURED featuring the Man In Purple (New Adventures of The Man In Purple, Volume 1; Pro Se Press/Pulp Obscura/Altus Press)
*HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE (Book 2): CATCH A RISING STAR (Pro Se)

2015
*IT ALL STARTED INNOCENTLY ENOUGH (Judson/Gardner for the Charles Boeckman Project; Pro Se Press)
*THE SOUND OF OBEDIENCE (Ghost Boy, Volume 2; Airship 27)
*THE SUBSTANDARD QUINTENT: COME TOGETHER (and I Co-edited Jim Beard's Super Swingin' Hero 1968 Special from Mechanoid Press)
*THE UNFAIR FARE (Legends of New Pulp Fiction, the Tommy Hancock benefit anthology, Airship 27)

2016
See above.
Those items have DIRECT LINKS, but everything can be found at Amazon

I am working on HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, Book 3 right now.