November is Nanowrimo and this is a good time to initiate my Writer Wednesday blog. I’ve been writing for 30 years. My first manuscript penned was in 1988 and my first published book was 1991. It took a few years to get an agent and publisher and my first manuscript wasn’t my first published book—there’s a learning curve. To the right is the hardcover cover of my very first book.

I’m over 75 books down the line. Over 40 traditionally published and hitting all the traditional bestseller lists : NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, etc. I have over 25 books indie published and even ran my own publishing house for a while which was a great learning experience. I also have five books published by 47North, Amazon Publishing science fiction imprint. And nine books with Amazon Encore as I was in on eBooks at the beginning. So my experience in the business is varied.

My experience in writing is also varied. I’ve written in numerous genres including military thriller, science fiction, romance, historical fiction, non-fiction, suspense, etc. I’ve constantly tried new things creatively and in the business. My latest manuscript, New York Minute, is my best, using all I’ve learned in three decades.

Thus, every Wednesday I will do a post on writing utilizing not only my experience but what I’ve learned from many other writers I’ve known over the years.

Below is a newly updated slideshow for Nanowrimo giving some tips and information. I look forward to sharing with you every week.