Guess What?

I’ve finished the final draft of my novel! Hooray!

Time to start seeking agents.

Also, Conq Enterprises now has its own domain here at!

We are up and running…sort of.

There’s still a few kinks that need to be hammered out. Time to grab my comically over-sized wrench and get to work.

State of the Conq

Hey y’all. What a month it’s been! The final draft of my novel is nearly complete. I’ve polished off the first couple hundred pages. Reworked a few scenes. Corrected some misspellings. Tossed junk that didn’t belong. Fun stuff.

As a result, I regret I have been neglecting Optimist’s Umbrella and my historical Twitter project.

I do have a few posts in the pipeline for Optimist’s Umbrella in June.

More excitement is coming this summer, so don’t be a stranger. Keep watching this space for updates on the book, the blog, and the rest of Conq Enterprises.

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of Cobra Commander being all threatening:

“I’ll get you next time, Gadget! Next time!” –Megatron

Fallow Period Ends

Hey guys! Well, it’s been a month or so. Time to get back to work! I’ll be polishing up Emerald Sword with some help from friends and editors and editor-friends. Final draft should be done by mid-June at the latest.

I’ll also be reorganizing and revamping older blog posts over at Optimist’s Umbrella. So, be sure to check that out.

Lots off stuff happening this year. Looking forward to this book being done!

Habemus Papem!

IHST 03-19-13

So, I don’t know if you heard, but there’s a new guy on the throne of St. Peter.

Last week, the Roman Catholic Church elected a new pope: Pope Francis I.

I love this guy!

He’s an Hispanic Jesuit with a true love for the poor and┬ádisenfranchised. Plus, you know, I have a special space in my heart for St. Francis of Assisi. He was my patron saint for Confirmation.