Author Archives: hjohnspriggs

Draft 1 finished!

Today, I finished the first draft of “Sect of the Rounded Stone”. I’ve actually done a second draft of a number of chapters, too, so once could easily say that I finished the first-and-a-half draft of the book. It took … Continue reading

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Book 2 Status Update

It’s been brought to my attention recently that I haven’t updated my blog in a while.  Yes.  That’s true.  Sorry about that.  I like to think, though, that as excuses go, I’ve got the best possible one an author could … Continue reading

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Update on Book 2

Well, it’s been a few months, and it’s about time I mentioned a couple of things. First off, the Christmas season was a rather productive one.  It turns out that my new employer likes to put things on hold over … Continue reading

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What 5 Chapters Can Teach You

So, it’s 5 chapters (and a prologue) into what’s going to be a roughly 20-chapter novel, and here’s what I’ve figured out, so far. One.  Planning a novel, from beginning to end, is hard.  Really hard.  I finished my outline … Continue reading

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Book Cover Feedback!

So this is pretty cool.  Sometime yesterday, my cover got posted on LousyBookCovers.com. There’s already some really useful feedback in there, and I’m hoping for more.  Did you have any thoughts on it?

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New Goodreads Giveaway Just Opened

This one’s for a signed copy.  It’s my first international giveway, too! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/107221-knight-of-the-flame Lots of re-writing currently with the early chapters of book 2, but it’s finally getting to the point that I’m re-reading various paragraphs and getting chills.  Great … Continue reading

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Old Rocks and Small Primates

Two very strange things happened to me today. I accidentally discovered the location of Stonehenge, and I listened with great frustration and annoyance as a monkey removed the rear windshield washer nozzle from my car.  In that order. I’d heard … Continue reading

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