Monday, October 14, 2013


I thought I would take the opportune time that I've been given on this lovely October evening (or 4 AM, whatever) to update you a little on the progress of TND.

Firstly, thanks for all of the wonderful feedback many of you have provided. I have been able to get outside of my own head and see Jared and the story as it appeared to you. It has been a trying experience, but it has been very good to hear responses, and I'm glad to know you took the time to let me know what you thought.

While I have taken a little bit of time off of editing, I am back on the horse! Something that I heard a few times from my beta-readers is that at times it felt as if I were telling you what happened, not letting you see it happen. This has been something that initially was a little frustrating, but I think I figured it out.

Many of you know that I started TND as a way to vent some creative juices. What you may not have known is that I never anticipated or intended to write a 300 page novel. My first idea was to write a short story, which is the way that the first 20 chapters is geared toward being. Once I realized this, it has become pretty easy to thicken up the detail while trimming the fat of excess. I want to throw a little shout out to Keary Taylor for being my sounding board and mentor with this editing game.

The other way I release creative energy is music. I have been working on some killer new songs, including one that I wrote for The Nemesis Diary. It's called 'Fire Away' and I think you will dig it. I will post it up as soon as I can.

I am ready to cruise through and add some more pieces to make this worth the time I've put into it. I will be starting a facebook page soon, and I think I will want to send out a few more beta copies. If you know anyone who might be interested in The Nemesis Diary 2.0, let me know. Thanks again for all of the thoughts!


Saturday, May 18, 2013


In case you missed it, I finished the first draft of TND! I cannot explain how amazing that feels! I am in the process of doing my own editing, but I will be emailing it out shortly for some beta-reading soon. I thought I would take a chance and offer you a peek at what I'm thinking for a synopsis. I will probably add a few tweaks here and there, but these are the two I am kicking around. Let me know what you think!

Option 1:

 When logic fails, a fire burns in the heart of Jared Donovan. Bound by a thirst for vengeance and vindication, Jared descends into darkness to become America's most wanted criminal. Jared gives up a normal life to become Nemesis. As the Red Rose Fever ignites the globe, the American dream is ripped in half. Those with money and means rise to the top of the fold, but can money and the lives of the innocent buy peace? Is Nemesis truly the villain? Or is he the nation's only chance at absolution?

Option  2:

A fever has taken over the Earth. The nation is bankrupt. Democracy is failing. Two saviors have begun a struggle for the power to control the fate of the now ill-fated United States. Caught between the East and West is America’s most wanted; Nemesis. The anarchist, otherwise known as Jared Donovan, is on a path to join a side and sway the balance of power, but which choice is the lesser evil? Driven by his own sense of wrong and right, Jared finds himself trapped between the two messiahs.  One man is a corrupt and blatantly obscene; the other is cold, measured, and calculating. Jared is a pawn in this chess game for the soul of the nation, but on which side should he fight?

I am already quite partial to number 2, but I would love any thoughts and/or votes.