Sunday, September 27, 2020


I've broken the 60,000+ word mark while in the middle of Chapter 29 on the SOLITAIRE novel!

I should have the book done by 65,000 words, especially considering that I've had the Epilog written for weeks now and just need to fold it into the manuscript once the main adventure is finished.

For those who came in late, this is going to be a fast paced action-thriller that I've put a whole lot of work into.
After all, even without the pandemic the world's currently facing, there is no way I ever could have afforded to fly to New York City, let alone Tokyo, Japan or the Australian Outback to do first hand research.
Thankfully the Internet has saved me a ton of money, as well as time and effort, but if anyone was to take a close examination of my search history over the past few months...
If you didn't know I was a writer, you'd wonder what the hell I was up to!πŸ˜‰

In any event, once SOLITAIRE is finished, I do have other projects to tackle, especially since my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader won't be available to go over the manuscript until after she submits her story for WAR ON MONSTER EARTH, the end of the trilogy.

Either way, I better get back to writing now.
Take care.
And I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
27 September, 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020


First item on my agenda for today.
A friendly reminder that Airship 27 is still open for any new artists wanting to do interior and/or cover illustrations for their publications.
All interested parties can contact Ron Fortier either through Facebook or the company website.

Now then, unfortunately there wound up not being as much writing time last week as I hoped there would be. Not through any mistakes on my part, just the way life goes sometimes.
But I did manage into get to Chapter 28 and well past 58,000 words on the SOLITAIRE novel.

I've got a few scenes, including the Epilog, already written, but it's getting from where I'm at right now to the point where I can add the other material that's been the problem.
Especially the fight/action sequences.
I can see those playing out in my head, but getting them into words is another matter.
I'm sure other writers have had similar experiences.

In any event, I better get back to writing now.
Take care. STAY SAFE! 😷
And I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
20 September, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020


Three MAJOR items to mention this week, so let's get right to them.

SHERLOCK HOLMES in "THE ADVENTURE OF THE UNIMAGINABLE" HAS been accepted for publication by Airship 27!πŸ˜€
Projected publication is in the soon to be released next volume of their SHERLOCK HOLMES, CONSULTING DETECTIVE series!
I'll have more details the closer we draw near to whatever the release date is.

I'm back at work on the SOLITAIRE novel!
Currently at 57,000+ words in Chapter 27. Once the first draft is done, it still has to go to my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader for review and a final polish by me before the manuscript is submitted for publication by whoever, but this leads us into Item...

Nancy Hansen will be unavailable for proofreading duties until after Halloween because she's on a tight deadline for a new project.
She, Jim Beard, James Palmer, Russell Nohelty, Teel James Glenn and John C. Bruening are getting together in hopes of completing the Kaiju trilogy with the final volume: WAR ON MONSTER EARTH, but they need YOUR help!
If you're able to contribute to help defray production/publication costs, please visit their Kick Starter page and donate.

In any event, I better get back to my own writing now.
Take care, STAY SAFE!😷
And I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
13 September, 2020

Sunday, September 6, 2020


Hope everyone is having a good Labor Day weekend and not working too hard, where applicable.

Afraid I had to put SOLITAIRE on pause this past week and don my Editing Hat again, for Ron Fortier at Airship 27 e-mailed me wanting to know if my SHERLOCK HOLMES story "THE ADVENTURE OF THE UNIMAGINABLE" was ready for submission because he would like to include it in the next volume of SHERLOCK HOLMES CONSULTING DETECTIVE.

Considering I was originally gonna make my final read through on it while my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader reviewed the completed SOLITAIRE manuscript, you can imagine that I've been working feverishly trying to make sure HOLMES is ready to send off before going back to the project in progress.
Anyway, while the error of putting off till tomorrow what you can do today might be mine, I'm definitely going to be able to keep my promise of sending the polished story in by Tuesday.
THEN I'll go back to SOLITAIRE, who is still in Australia racing to the exciting climax of {sorry, you'll have to wait till the book is done and published to find out whatπŸ˜‰}.

In any event, going to get back to it now, for at the moment I am on page 34 of 47 manuscript pages, and then I still have to include a brief bio and thoughts on the story.
So I better get to it!
Take care. STAY SAFE!😷
And I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
6 September, 2020