Author. Imaginist. Creator of Worlds.
Welcome to the Nexus!
David Earl Whitaker is a multi-genre author whose first book, "Flight of the Nosoi," is currently in search of an agent or publisher. He has several other works in progress.
From this Nexus, you can visit the world of Nosoi, or you can catch a glimpse though the portals to several others. Many ways are barred to mere mortals, but, in time, the barriers will break down so exploration can begin.
The Home Stretch
The first two-thirds of the new project came together nicely. Now it’s time to figure out the details of last third. Tetrissing the separate character paths into a climax is fun, but rejiggering the timelines is less so. Curse physics for not allowing teleportation. . .
Time to Play
The worldbuilding project has reached a new milestone: playtesting. Part of the original thoughts on building a world, in addition to being a possible setting for a vast fantasy epic, was as a setting for an RPG. Taking the first steps to that, Mark is sending invites to gather some people willing to wander around […]
Back to the Grind
With The Way out to beta readers, it’s time to get back into first-drafting the new project. It took a long weekend (read “weak”) to get my head back into it, but the words are again flowing. There was also some adjusting to the plot/outline needed, hoping to clarify goals and to give two characters […]
Done! Time for Betas.
The Way is finished (again). Casting the net for my beta readers, and it’s time to send this out. So now it’s time to get back to the new project. Where was I again. . . ?
Almost half way through revising The Way. Meanwhile, the new project is still pounding on the door to get out. Soon, my friend. Soon.
The Final Chapter
I had held off on writing the final (non-epilogue) chapter until my wife’s read, and she said a resounding “yes.” So scribbling that out today before starting with the quick review from the top. Very exciting stuff!
Switching Gears Mid-stream
It figures that my wife would finish her pass on The Way while I’m only half done drafting the new book. But, it’s more important to turn that around and get some beta reads, so switching to The Way for a couple of weeks. Despite the switch, very excited that book has reached another milestone.
Back on the Draft(ing) Horse
Mysteries sorted. Outline revised. Early chapters tweaked. Now it’s time to plow ahead and see where this leads. Very excited by this project and, even with the revisions, I’m up to 30k words. This is the fun part!
Con season must be here, because CONvergence Hotel registration is open. Looking forward to that, now, too.
Scrap That and Make a New One
I had the complete flow of the murder mystery written out, facts in one list and the steps (and red herrings) of the investigation in another. Then I realized, no, these two characters can’t talk about THIS mystery at this point…. So, back to the drawing board to kill off some poor unnamed character so […]