Wednesday, January 30, 2013

2nd Draft!

I've finally reached two thirds of my rough for Revenge of the Crimson Witch, and now I have started on my second draft. I think that two weeks will be enough time to write through to the end of the rough. This book is not easy to write, but it is coming along well. I should be at the end of the ms and working on the third draft by the middle to end of March.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Perseverance and Prayer

Sometimes writing is about persevering. I mean persevering when you're wondering if you're going in the right direction after all. I add prayer to perseverance and things happen for me. Today something really unusual happened. I stumbled upon a scene that I think is unique in sci/fi. All I'll tell you is that it involves roller skates. I'm not sure if there has ever been an off world scene involving roller skates. Well there will be soon. You'll read about it in Revenge of the Crimson Witch!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Leave Your Review At eTp

If you purchase an ebook/pdf  of THE WONK DECELERATOR from please try and remember to review the book at the bottom of the page once you have read it.

Back to Work...

Okay, no more fooling around. No more distractions. My life, my writing, my family and my ministry are in God's hands. I'm back on Revenge of the Crimson Witch, like ugly on a bug. I'm going to be done by the end of March, or else. Grrr... Watch out people. Three books in print by the end of the year. The fourth one done before Christmas!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Progress on Revenge of the Crimson Witch

Now at about 60k and holding. There are times when I find myself filling in prior scenes in my rough. This is one of those times. I'm close to two-thirds through, and I've been going backward and filling in the gaps. Also, my Acq Ed told me to slow it down and wait for the edits on Book 2 (cause I might still be screwing things up). I could still do March, but I'm going easy and shooting for the end of April. After that it's right into The Dark (an unrelated sci-fi/horror novel) that I have high N.Y. hopes for. There must be a top tier agent somewhere out there who would take on a special needs project like me.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Wonk Decelerator will be released shortly for Kindle, Nook and others

Basically, at the moment The Wonk Decelerator is only available as a PDF ebook. This means that it can be purchased and read on most computers and can also be downloaded and then copied and pasted into a newer ereader like the newer Kindles. If that doesn't do it for you, no worries, this book will also be out soon on Amazon, B&N and Smashwords. If you are like I am and don't use an ereader (I'm probably not supposed to say that), then no worries, the paperback will be out in April!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Well, it finally happened! Book 1 of the Guild Saga is available in ebook/PDF. Click here to check it out: http:

If you purchase the ebook, please post a thoughtful review at eTp once you've read it. The print version will be available in April.

Part 2, Clara Bowman-Jahn Interview

Here's part 2 of my interview with Clara Bowman-Jahn, in which I wax poetic.

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Guild Saga, by John Doody

These are the six titles of The Guild Saga, planned by me, John Doody: Book 1, The Wonk Decelerator; Book 2, The Late, Great Benjamin Bale; Book 3, Return of the Crimson Witch; Book 4, The First Wonk War; Book 5, Vengeance Is Mine; Book 6, The Technophobes (could be 2 novels).

Book 1, The Wonk Decelerator, should be out any day. Book 2 is under contract and in editing with eTp. I'm working on Book 3.

I definitely plan 1 prequel in this series: Thorn (about Maggie's past). I'm considering a possible prequel trilogy for the future, about the three starships that started it all. It took them thirty-five years to find the first hospitable world. I reserve the right to change any or all titles.

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY THROUGH 11/1/14 In order to celebrate the upcoming release of Book 3 of the Guild Saga, Return of the Crimson Witch...due out on 12/8/14, I will be giving away a set of Book's 1 and 2 in ebook (A gift code through Smashwords for all ereaders) Leave a comment, for this post (only) in order to win. I will select the best comment and notify the winner on 11/2/14.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Whatever Happened to NASA?

NASA used to be about manned exploration, but now all we ever hear is that NASA is trying to figure out how the cosmos began. Okay, God did it. Now can we get back to the manned space program? The first step to revitalizing NASA is to replace the technophobe leadership. Here's my choice for the new head of NASA:

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My Interview With Clara Bowman-Jahn

Clara is one of our talented eTp authors who gave me some space on her blog to chat about things, including my coming books. Here's the link to that interview, released today:
Interview with Clara