WHY I CHOSE TO INDIE (SELF) PUBLISH

Depending on who you ask, there either is or is not still a stigma surrounding self-publishing. The “is” people will tell you that your writing has not been vetted by the proper people, that it has not been through the rigorous editing process. You are an unknown quantity, and only certain people are qualified to… Continue reading WHY I CHOSE TO INDIE (SELF) PUBLISH

THE MID-YEAR CHECK-IN

Time. It keeps passing, no matter how many times I take hold of the hourglass and demand the sands stop running. It just won’t listen to me. It’s fine, though. I’ll take my revenge by getting older and older, and when time no longer recognizes me… uh… well, it will keep passing. That’s just what… Continue reading THE MID-YEAR CHECK-IN

JUNE IS AUDIOBOOK MONTH (AND OTHER TRUE STORIES)

June is Audiobook Month, and Comedy of Terrors is NOW DISCOUNTED!

Wow, can you believe we are already almost halfway through another year? Time flies when you’re sitting on your keister staring at a screen watching YouTube videos when you’re not at JOB. Or commuting to and from JOB. But more on that later. The first thing to announce is so important there is actually a… Continue reading JUNE IS AUDIOBOOK MONTH (AND OTHER TRUE STORIES)

COMPARISONITIS AND IMPOSTER SYNDROME

There are a couple of common issues in the writing community: Comparisonitis and Imposter Syndrome. Let’s talk about those for a sec, shall we? (No, this is not a “woe is me” kind of post. It’s just a thing I keep seeing cropping up and want to share my irrelevant opinion.) Comparisonitis is the writing… Continue reading COMPARISONITIS AND IMPOSTER SYNDROME

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE ANTISOCIAL

I’m on Facebook. I’m on Twitter. I’m even on Instagram. I don’t particularly enjoy any of these. There is a widely-known (or publicized, at any rate) rule that an author must have a social media presence. That is how the author remains “relevant” to society at large. Heaven forbid someone cease to be “relevant” but… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE ANTISOCIAL

LYING, AND THE LIARS THAT LIE ABOUT LYING

I don’t really have much to report this month. Comedy of Terrors has sold a few more copies (I’m in two more libraries, one in audio format!) but beyond that, I’m still in limbo. Feeling much less “bleah” about it, so that’s a plus. I get flashes here an there, but no solid ideas have… Continue reading LYING, AND THE LIARS THAT LIE ABOUT LYING

COMEDY OF TERRORS: COMING VERY SOON!

Comedy of Terrors Cover

What you are looking at is the cover to the book I have been tinkering with since November, 2018. Okay, that was the month I wrote the first draft. People donated to my NaNoWriMo fundraiser to have characters named after them — characters who would meet brutal and bloody ends. I purchased this cover before… Continue reading COMEDY OF TERRORS: COMING VERY SOON!

FIRST POST! (OF 2020)

What I am calling Year of the Hindsight has started with a fizzle. Lofty goals and intentions have petered out and been replaced with the same old lethargy and laziness that has plagued my existence since I can remember. Let’s break this down: WRITING IN PUBLIC When the word-count goal was first conceived, I intended… Continue reading FIRST POST! (OF 2020)