Sometimes it just seems ya need a break. I find it necessary about every 60 to 90 days. 4 weeks ago I took a break and went hiking for three days. I’m still on that break. Longest break I’ve taken in years. Finished a manuscript and sent it to a couple of alpha readers. Waiting on them. Started another story and waiting on it. The voice in my head that leads me down the pages is on a break. I am sleeping like Rumple Stilsckin due to having the hacking, wheezing crud that’s going around. The dizzy spells are the worst part of it.

DEACON is out. You can get your copy at http://www.amazon.com/author/dougball. There are few reviews on Amazon, the comments I’m getting from the toughest critics I know:

Doug, it’s your best.

I really enjoyed it and want a sequel. (It’s coming)

This is better than >>>>>>>>’s newest book and it just wouldn’t let me go.

Back in the olden days they wrote great westerns, you have brought back the genre.

I could keep bragging, but my wife won’t let me. She wants the sequel.

Go write.



After the fixes and rewriting, The DEACON is on the market @ http://www.amazon.com/author/dougball. Take a peek, read the sample, and let me know what you think.

Working on the final edits, etc. on a book titled, MURDER BY BASEBALL. It is set in 1899 Territorial Arizona around the early Baseball Nines and a murder (well, duh, Captain Obvious to the rescue). Should be on the market within a month if my co-author gets the cover done soon. This book is being co-author Darren John Tenney or is it John Darren Tenney, author of BASEBALL IN ARIZONA TERRITORY, A History, 1863-1912. Great book. Try it, you’ll like it.

The hardest thing about writing is not talking about it and doing it. I look at many of the bloggers who talk of writing and never see their books on Amazon or Books In Print. My last entry was 2 March. The gap is filled with writing efforts. What fills your hours?

Writer’s block is cured by butt in chair and hands on keys, fingers going up and down. Write a letter to yourself to remember that. img_15908172601435.jpegMy Great Grandson reading m first book. Smart kid. Notice, he is almost finished.