Category Archives: Writer’s Blog

Gloucester’s blog about writing in general, and “The Hour” in particular.

Update Blog

Hi everyone, and thanks for reading. Just wanted to let you know the prologue for book three is up and is in the right place. The first two books had the prologue at the end for obvious reasons (if you read them). This being the final book of the Trilogy, it makes sense to have this one in the beginning. This prologue, like the others, is from the demon viewpoint and gives a better understanding as to why things are happening the way they are. At any rate I just wanted to clarify why it was there. Thanks so much for reading, and please drop me a comment, feedback is important and useful. If that’s not your style you can always drop by topwebfiction.com and leave me a vote. ( Here’s the LINK ) More votes can get more people to check out my story. Happy reading!

Update Blog

So, I’m feeling pretty good about the site so far. Everything is coming along nicely. I will be posting an updated map of the world Matra, along with some new characters to the Characters page soon. Shortly after my last post (chapter seven) my computer (ten years old now) decided it was time to die. I had been nursing it along for several months, hoping to keep it alive until i could save up enough cash for another one. I didn’t quite make my goal, so i had to bite the bullet and put it on my credit card. So, new computer is being shipped now, but in the meantime, I am running the site from my phone. Not an easy task, but doable, especially with help from my genius editor and all around computer guru, Kotaro. I really can’t thank him enough for making glyphbooks.com a reality in a relatively short time span.

It’s hard reading these early chapters after I’ve posted them. I always see more room for improvement, sometimes warranted, sometimes not. I think its likely just part of being a writer, my artist friends tell me they feel similar about their artwork. There is a real balancing act getting the reader to understand what’s going on without giving too much away, even more so in a web serial. For me, writing what I want to see is easy, having it all make some logical sense at the end, without being able to go back and edit what you’ve written… That’s the real trick, the real magic.

I sincerely hope you will stick with me, and don’t forget to vote weekly on topwebfiction.com. Thanks!

What is this Web Page?

Ten years ago, I had a MySpace blog.  Being temporarily unemployed, I began writing a series of blogs which have evolved into “The Hour”.   A surprising number of people read the blogs (over 20,000 by the time I stopped writing), so I decided to clean the old posts up and post them as a book. Well, this is a bit different from “Myspace”. Hell, I feel weird just saying the word “Myspace”. With the advent of Facebook, and its explosion of popularity, “Myspace” seems like an antiquated term like “typewriter” or “pay phone”. I have been away from the technological edge for a long time now, and figuring out this WordPress program has its challenges. Much of the terminology has changed in the last several years so this has been a bit of a learning curve. I’m taking it all in stride, and it helps that I have a few friends who have been helping me with this site. It’s not that it is too complicated, it’s just different and not what I have been used to in the past. Their help ensures that I will have everything up and running in a timely manner, and in case I haven’t said it often enough in the past, Thank you. (You know who you are.) As humans, we never seem to have enough time. Having other obligations like a full time job and a family mean that I have to use every last spare second to jam in my writing. If I had to use that time to figure out how to set up a table of contents or create a banner, I would never be able to finish this story, so again, kudos. As it stands, I have been working on this site for well over a month before going “public” with my first chapter. Part of the great fun of writing this way is the feedback from veiwers like you. I love to hear it all, everything from ‘You forgot a period’ to ‘That scene gave me the chills’. It’s all good, even the critics (because no one gets it right all of the time).  This story has grown like life itself over the years, and is now far beyond the short novella that appeared on “Myspace” eight years ago. So, kick back, relax and snuggle up with your device and prepare yourself for an epic adventure.