Less Than Random Thoughts From a Science Fiction Author and Generally Good Guy [ Fawkes ]

Monday, September 12, 2016

I've always found it hard to start writing a book. Many authors plan the storyline out like a military campaign, but that's not my style. So, starting the first chapter can be like starting a car on a snowy morning. But, once I get rolling, it moves fluidly. Yesterday I got Book 4 of TFS to start. What a relief! I like it already. Imagine that.

Monday, September 5, 2016


I want to thank everyone for their support. The Forever Life is in the top 1% of Kindle Sales USA and The Forever Enemy is in the top 2%. Okay, make me smile. Book 3, The Forever Fight, is off to my editor as of yesterday.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Poems of Sleep

  Once a year or so, I wake up with a poem in my head. They are usually nice, so I take the time to write them down. The last one I polished up appears at the end of Time Diving. I stuck it there because the book is so downbeat and, I ask you, where is one to place a poem nowadays? Here it is:

Feel wonderful!
I know what it is to soar,
And to feel God's love in every cell of my body.
Feel good, I am a creature of The Lord.

Feel Wonderful!,
by Craig A. Robertson, 2011.

  Corny? If so, I own it. I'll post the new poem when it's ready...someday. 
  I heard Neil Gaiman talking once about sources for ideas that make good novels. He said dreams didn't. They were too abstract and personal. I have found our brains label dreams as cool and a half because they can, as opposed to the fact that they were so divine. Anyway.

  I'm about a month, tops, from the release of The Forever Fight, Book 3 in the Forever Series. I really like it, but my brain may be labeling optimistically, as with dreams. Oh well.