Author of Science Fiction - Fantasy - Paranormal - Suspense

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tight Focus

Greetings from the Hermit-Writer

Hope you're having a great week

-R. Mac Wheeler

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Snapshots Around and About

Greetings from the Hermit-Writer. Personal NOTE: I'm having surgery on my hand at 8:45 AM if you don't see me about on this Interweb-thingie for a week or so (excluding my queued photos)...that's the reason :)  Time to get the old fingers straightened out. Oh, it stinks growing old.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Of Writing - Sanction, in beta

The Hermit-Writer dithers over decisions today. The cover decision always looms large.

Today I got an excellent recommendation from a wonderful beta reader:

- Intersperse chapters in Sanction from the rogue wolf's perspective to give the novel more of the action paranormal readers expect.

~ Sanction is distinct from the first two books because they are action-driven, more typical paranormals.

~ Sanction is very character-driven, and humor is central. I fear the humor would clash with the violent scenes from the rouge wolf's perspective.

~ But the new chapters would make Book 3 more consistent with Books 1 and 2.

~ All of my later novels are in a single character's perspective. My one POV bigotry warns me away from changing my writing style.

~ Sanction was outlined to be a collaboration with CL Bevill's Bubba series...which are strictly humorous and tongue in cheek. While Caren opted not to collaborate, I still feel a need to remain loyal to the humor her novels are based upon.

Ohhhhhh...decisioins, decisions.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Safari – Urban Tampa - P1

Greetings from the Hermit-Writer. Bike ride through Tampa [April 27] From Seminole heights, following the Hillsborough River, onto Davis Islands. Nice ride, but fried my brain before I got home. Hope you enjoy the P1 pix.

On Sligh Ave. Bridge - North

On Sligh Ave. Bridge - South

I love my house, but I wish it had this view.

Or this view.

This view would be nice to live on, too.

On the North Blvd Bridge - Southwest

Near the river, found an empty lot of about ten acres full of these flowers.

Anything with red brick is cool...broken windows is just a plus.

Have a great week

My Pups