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

WRIMO IS COMING

Did someone say NaNoWriMo?

It’s that time again! Autumn shifts the color palette in many parts of the country, and Orange is the new Yellow as October dawns. You know what that means… We have survived another trip around the sun. This blog turned a year old at some point last month, but more importantly, October means that National… Continue reading WRIMO IS COMING

LITTLE OF THIS, LOT OF GAMES

So… hi there. Here in the northern hemisphere of the globe, Spring is about to… well, spring. The cold and clouds of a rainy winter have dissipated in Southern California in favor of that hateful ball of light in the sky this region is known for. Soon temperatures will climb enough that my Grumpy jacket… Continue reading LITTLE OF THIS, LOT OF GAMES