Jul 1

Temporary Downtime

There will be some downtime over the next few days as the server (read: Raspberry Pi) on which this site runs is being moved to a new location. Should be down 48 hours at the most.


Dec 16

New location for Totality news!

I’ve decided to move this blog over to my new site, JDH Creates! That way, I don’t have to split efforts between multiple blogs. _Totality_ news will still be front and center for a while to come, though. Thanks again!
Oct 2

Totality: The Militiaman Releases October 6!

Well, it’s finally here! The first novel in the Totality series is coming out in ebook form on Saturday, October 6. You can also order a physical copy–those are already available. Orders can be placed on Amazon: http://a.co/d/9vmdZFL There is also a virtual launch party happening on Facebook. If you order the book on or before October 6, please use this site’s contact form or …


May 16

It's happening!

I haven’t posted lately but I thought it would be worthwhile to share some good news! Totality: The Militiaman will be published soon! It’s in the hands of a publisher now and should be coming out in the next few months. I also finished the first draft of the fourth book, Zero Avalon, for which I’ve continued updating the book progress tracker. Not much else to report right now, …



Nov 1

It begins again!

Today is November 1st, which means it’s National Novel Writing Month. It’s not like I have to start writing a new book in November, but it feels good to do it out of habit at this point. So, let’s take a status check, since I’ve not updated this blog in a while: * Totality: The Militiaman -- I had another beta reader finish reading, who gave some excellent feedback. I have …


Jul 13

It's a process

Some people recently expressed to me an interest in learning how I write these novels (and how I write novels in general, I suppose). Having gotten through outlining the next book (Zero Avalon), I now have some time to elaborate on my process. I don’t think anything I say here will be particularly novel (pun intended), but I hope I can demystify the novel-building process for people who …


Jun 27

Another book down, on to the next

It’s been almost two months since my last update. A lot has happened since then, actually. First of all, I completed the first draft of Fortress Ghosts. All 56 chapters written and accounted for. I put out some feelers for beta readers and got a few takers. Waiting to hear back from them. I also made a first pass at outlining the next book, Zero Avalon. Coincidentally, it also comes out to …


Apr 28

Another status update

It’s been a couple months since my last update, but that doesn’t mean there’s been no progress. As of now, I’ve written 44 out of 56 chapters for Fortress Ghosts. That’s more than 3⁄4 of the way through! I had originally anticipated being through the first draft in late May, but since I went on vacation and a few other things stymied my progress, it’s now …


Feb 12

I'm halfway through!

Nothing special to report except that I’m halfway through the first draft of Fortress Ghosts, having completed chapter 28 out of 56. Things have been going well, apart from the relatively slow pace and having had to shuffle a few things around. But what’s important is that it’s going! I anticipate that there may not be a lot in the way of updates until the first draft is …


Feb 3

A belated update

I didn’t mean for it to be so long between updates! I had a very busy December, and January wasn’t much better. That meant much less progress than I would’ve liked. But there is good news! As of last night, I have 26 chapters written for Fortress Ghosts. That is less than half of the total, so there’s still a long way to go, but progress is progress. The time away gave me a …