The Journey Begins

Hi there. If you’re reading this, then maybe, just maybe, you picked up my book, Sagitta. If not, that’s ok, but I’m just scratching my head as to why you are here? Let me know in the comments, and–by all means–welcome!

Anyway, Sagitta is part one of a planned trilogy of science fiction novels about space combat. If you like Star Trek or Star Wars, then you should be right at home here. I grew up reading and watching all sorts of science fiction, and it’s always been a dream to write something of my own.

I started writing part one of the StarFighter Trilogy back in college. That was a long time ago (12 years now, gah!). That first draft was really rough, but I learned a lot by writing 120,000 words of mostly crap. Since then, I’ve read a lot more books on writing, gained a lot of life experiences (married to my beautiful wife + had two awesome little boys!), and joined Critique Circle. That last one really helped me learn to write passably. I’ve taken what I’ve learned writing and publishing short stories and applied it to Sagitta. So, after three revisions, I think I finally have a book worth showing to other people.

So, what’s this website for?

This website is a blog about writing, but it’s also an invitation for readers, editors, and writers to share their thoughts on my stories (both Sagitta and the short stories that I have traditionally published). You see, I used Amazon’s self-publishing service to get Sagitta out there, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

I need help, and lots of it. I have a few beta readers, but I am opening the book up to everyone who is interested in helping make it the best action-packed space opera story that it possibly can be. That means you! So please, pick up a copy from Amazon (if you ask me, I might even mail you one for free while I have a few extra paperback versions lying around) and have at it. Let me know what you think. My goal is to compile all the feedback and edit it again, producing a tight, crisp draft that does not reek of being “self-published”.

Also, I hope you enjoy the story. That was the ultimate goal, to write a fun, light-weight fantastic tale to put a smile on your face.

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