M. Heitkemper

M. Heitkemper

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What I'm reading, and what I'm writing...

What am I reading?
My wife was so awesome to get two books for me on Valentines day.  The first, Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler, and the other is Broken, by Karin Slaughter.  I've started in on Spartan Gold, and it's a good read so far; lots of adventure and action.  I'll post a review when I finish it.

What am I writing?
So, I'd pretty well finished up my latest book, Becoming Mortal gods.  Just got a printed proof copy of it in the mail, and my five year old son (who is incredibly smart for his age and reads children's chapter books) picks up my book and is amazed at what his dad has done.  He starts flipping through it, showing interest in wanting to have a read.  However, because of the language, and some of the content, I tell him that he'll have to wait till he gets a little older.  He's disappointed for a bit, but then, he tells me to write something that he can read.  I've never tried to write a children's book before, so I figure it should be a good exercise.  When I asked him what type of story he'd like to read, he tells me that it needs to have dinosaurs.  I settle in, trying to come up with a plot.  About an hour later, he changes his mind, and tells me that he wants it to be about ghosts.  Hmmm...  Yet another hour passes and he comes to me with his best idea yet.  The story is going to be about dinosaur ghosts!  So that's what I'm working on.  Don't exactly have a working title yet, but it will be here when I do.

Friday, February 18, 2011

My first blog...

This is my first blog, so I guess I'll start by just telling you a bit about myself.  My name is Michael Heitkemper.  I'm some kind of writer or something.  I've written four books, a comic book series, and a bunch of short stories.  (You can guarantee that you will be hearing a bit about these works later on.)  I'm married, and I have two young boys, and my family is my whole world.

Writing started out as more of a hobby to me; I never really intended for anyone to read anything that I wrote.  But as I got better (or as I thought I got better) I started making my stuff available to others.  Writing is still more or less just a hobby to me, but I become more and more serious about it everyday.

If you have time, check out my short story, Lucid Dreams, published by Dailey Swan Publishing.  You can read if for free here:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/25247813/Lucid-Dreams 

Thanks, I hope to post again soon.