Excerpt from While Rome Burns

I am doing this for many different reasons, such as the fact that I don’t have access to my computer at the moment.  But my loss is your gain.  I present an excerpt from my current work-in-progress, While Rome Burns.


Daniels cursed under his breath.  How had that kid conned him into this?  He drew his service pistol and thumbed the release.  The clip slid free and he counted the bullets he had left.


Six fucking bullets and at least a baker’s dozen worth of bad guys down the hall.  He peaked around the corner of the hallway and saw the stairwell door shut with a click as Nathan disappeared upstairs.  Turning back around, he slammed the clip home.  What the hell was he going to do? Read more

Life Intermission

Lately, I’ve had a lot of shit going on in my life. Fights with friends, worries over my skill set, some real heavy stuff my wife laid down on me yesterday (We’re good, though!), and all these feelings over music.  Ugh. It’s so tiring.  This isn’t what I wanted to talk about tonight, but it looks like it is. Read more

Those Other Ideas

Last week, I talked about how frustrated by the speed with which my current novel is progressing.  There was one aspect that I left out—on purpose, mind—and that was The Others.

You know The Others.  Those projects that distract you while you are trying to put your blood, sweat, toil, and tears into that thing in front you with all their shiny new-ness and bright ideas.  I hate those things.  Aww…who am I kidding?  I love them.  Without them, my life would be dull like sandstone. Read more