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Daniel Quentin Steele

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Daniel Quentin Steele is a Jacksonville author and native Floridian. A former educator, he has been a journalist and public relations professional. He has covered and reported on crime and cops, courts and trials in several Florida cities. He has worked as a speech writer and political and media consultant. He has had one novel published in the U.S. and Great Britain as well as short stories published in the U.S., Canada, Australia and England.


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Daniel Quentin Steele Frank, the short answer is I don't really know.

The long answer is that my schedule calls for me to finish it before the end of March. I've set…more
Frank, the short answer is I don't really know.

The long answer is that my schedule calls for me to finish it before the end of March. I've set deadlines for myself before and they haven't worked. BUT - I've been sitting on this for nearly a year and it's driving me crazy/ I've always been fairly fast at fiction - a hell of a lot faster at non-fiction - And When We Were Married (WWWM) has always been easy to write -one of the easiest things I've ever done. I've never agonized over it. I'm agonizing right now. "The Past Never Dies" was coming along fairly well until I ran into the Roadblock from Hell. I pretty much write from my gut and I wrote myself into a Writers Block. I came up with an idea that transforms the entire series - past and present and future. It doesn't change anything that has happened, but it changes everything. I want to write this thing because it is beautiful, it's moving and it takes the story out 40 years. But something inside me is balking. I don't even know exactly why. But, I haven't written more than a few words in months.I was up to 65000 words and hit the block.
STILL...if I have to tear out 10,000 words and start over at that point I will because I have to.
I was sending out a newsletter in 2012 or 2013 and ran into problems with AOL. Plus I didn't really have any news I could give to the people who'd been following the story on Literotica and then in ebooks. I wasn't doing much. I came to an understanding with AOL and I'm cleared to resume the newsletter, so I will try to start it up in late February or early March. I had 2000+ readers and once I've apologized to the 500+ new people that have asked me what's happening, the newsletter will grow. Which is to say that I will try to honestly let readers like you know what's happening with WWWM and some other things I will be doing.
I will finish WWWM Book 4 and maybe #5 this year. It has amazed me the past two years that readers continue to email me asking about WWWM. It's the greatest compliment any writer can ever receive. I am grateful.(less)
Daniel Quentin Steele Brute force. I make myself sit down and write lines, and more lines, and more lines. I'm writing my way out of a block in my current novel. I know I…moreBrute force. I make myself sit down and write lines, and more lines, and more lines. I'm writing my way out of a block in my current novel. I know I can do it because I wrote my way out of an18-year block in the 80s and 90s. I wrote short stories, newspaper and magazine articles and comic book scripts, but I couldn't make myself write a word on the novel I'd been working on and I couldn't move on to another novel until I finished the one I'd started. One day I made myself start writing the next page and the next and the next. It was like chipping the words out of stone and I knew what I was writing was crap. Years later, I can re-read the novel and I can't tell any difference from the words I'd sweated blood over and the stuff that had flowed without any effort. After that, I never thought I'd hit another block. I never expected it, but I did. But again, I made myself start writing words and lines and it is slow, but they're coming.(less)
Average rating: 4.05 · 44 ratings · 11 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
When We Were Married - Volu...
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Description: The Wheelchair Lady had lived a hard life, but she'd made it a good life. Still, an act of cruelty from the past had cast a shadow over her entire life. Could it ever be lifted?
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Description: The Wheelchair Lady and the reporter both had histories, and both bore the scars of the past. Is it ever possible to change the past?
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Description: A story about the Wheelchair Lady, the reporter that came to write a story about her, and a very long day that came to an end neither one was expecting.

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Hello Daniel,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to reading your work! Thank you and best wishes.
Warmest regards,
CJ

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