the thorium endeavor

Look Me in the Eyes…Now Do as I Say!

For those of you who do not know,  my wife is the bread winner in this house because I am on disability because of a stroke I had and at which time they discovered that I have Multiple Sclerosis.  So I am a house husband now that writes when I feel like I can maintain a thought.  Therefore, it falls on me to keep the house presentable.

 

I’ve struggled a bit lately with the being able to maintain a thought, that is long enough to write it down, and have not been as attentive to the blog or my next novel.  I am having a bit more trouble with this story than I have before because of the subject matter I have taken on.  I am still searching for an audience and so far I have written an action packed love story, Rescue of the Heart, and a spy novel, The Thorium Endeavor. Neither of which seem to be flying off the shelves, so I thought that this time I would try something with a serial killer.  The working title is Holding Her and is still very early in the developmental stage.  It will be a while before this is ready for public consumption, but don’t forget about it.  

 

In the meantime, let me just mention that if you have not yet read either Rescue of the Heart or  The Thorium Endeavor, both written be me, Joel Wilson, please do.  Both are available as an ebook for Kindle or in print at Amazon.com.  It is also available for the Nook at Barnes&Noble.com.

 

 

I am looking forward to this summer and all it will bring.  The first thing it will bring is my wife’s retirement from teaching with the Denver Public Schools.  Sitting still is going to be a big adjustment for her, but I am here to help her adjust.

 

The second thing coming my way this summer is my children and their families are coming for a visit.  It will be an all at once attack and I am anxious to see them all.  It’s been years.

 

After that, my wife and I may take a driving vacation to see different parts of this country.  If that happens, I’ll let you know where we will be and when.  I would love to meet you all.

 

Until then, I hope you enjoy your summer!  Keep checking back for new posts and updates.

I’ve Done All That I Can

Welcome, my friends!  Today is Wednesday, February 20, 2013 and I have done all that I can to get the new novel, The Thorium Endeavor by Joel Wilson (ME!) out there and available for you all to enjoy.  

 

The book may be ready sometime tonight but I can’t guarantee it.  Amazon, Createspace and Barnes & Noble are at the controls now and I am just waiting on them to do their thing.  If it isn’t ready tonight, it will be tomorrow and I will post the various links on my blogsites and websites as soon as I receive them.  I will also announce the release of The Thorium Endeavor on social websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+,Chimein, Tumblr and Pinterest then too.  I will list if with Smashwords in the next few days as well. That may turn into a full days work for me, but I will survive and The Thorium Endeavor will be available on Smashwords too.

 

I know that many of you have told me that you are anxiously waiting for it become available and it will be in just a few short breath’s.  Thank you for your encouragement and your patience.  It is my hope that this book will be a big hit and I am certain that with the help of my faithful followers it will.  

 

Please, help me to get the word out to the rest of the web?  I do appreciate each of you very much.  Without you, I would have nothing to write.

Thanks for Letting Me Vent

Maybe it’s the pressure of the deadline that I set for myself.  A few years back, I suffered a minor stroke that was due to the stress of my job as an IT professional.   My deadline is approaching like a speeding bullet train and even though I have time to get the work completed, I am feeling the stress that comes with dealing with deadlines.  DEADLINES! BOO! HISS! It will be okay.  It’s just that I am feeling it more this week.

So, I was working on the final edit of the last 4 chapters of The Thorium Endeavor, and focusing on the task at hand was, again, a daunting ordeal.  But I have to do this.  I haven’t taken my morning medicines yet, so I’ll do it now.  Be right back.

Okay, I’m back.  As I was saying, I am working on the final edit of the last 4 chapters of The Thorium Endeavor.  My deadline to have it available for all of you is this Sunday, February 17.  I still think that I can make it but stress is something that I don’t handle well.  Will it be okay with you folks if I use you as a sounding board?  To vent when I need too?  I hope your answer is yes.

I need to try editing again.  I do all my own editing with the help of some good editing software.  I go over my work many times before I unleash it on the public, making needed corrections and improvements as I go.  This final edit, for The Thorium Endeavor will be the 17th edit and it is now a much, much better story than when it began.

I’m going to try it again, now.  I’ll be back when I’ve finished editing a few more chapters.

I’m back again!  During my absence I received a phone call from my 80 year old mama back in Arkansas.  I had given her a copy of my first novel, Rescue of the Heart and she just wante to let me know that she had just finished reading it and she thought it was so good that I need to write another one.  So, I hope you are paying attention to her and take her advice and get a copy and read it.  If you have yet to do this, you are missing out.  (You can get it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and Kobo)

Well, talking to my mom must have done me good because afterwards I finished the final edit of The Thorium Endeavor!   It feels so good to have that behind me now.  Tomorrow, I will work on the book cover and then publish it.

Telling you all of this has been a real help to me.  Thank you for being there and for putting up with me.  Now, go and buy your copy of Rescue of the Heart!   And be on the lookout for the soon to be published, any day now, The Thorium Endeavor!