In the wake of last month’s entry, I am left with the taste of anger and vitriol in my mouth, and some of the things happening in politics are not making it any better. However, I keep telling myself this is not the place to spew my political beliefs (though they will creep in, as… Continue reading IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!
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
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
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)
I like goals. I would not necessarily say I am goal-oriented in general, but when it comes to writing, there is something about setting my sights on a number of words written in a specific amount of time and trying to hit that number. It is one of the reasons National Novel Writing Month appeals… Continue reading REVISITING GOALS
It has been said — by someone, and I am not going to research who it was — that no matter how much you know, there is someone out there who knows more. Maybe it was actually about fighting ability. I don’t know. That said, no matter how good a writer you are, there is… Continue reading ALWAYS BE LEARNING – WITHIN REASON
I wish I had something pithy or newsworthy to share this month. So far it is “life” as usual, minus the gaming stuff due to plague. Three people have bought my new book* so far. What is wrong with them? Of course, my one blog reader is already pestering me for a May entry, so… Continue reading THE MAY “UPDATE”
Since my last bona fide blog entry, the entire world has changed. That seems like a hyperbolic statement, but it’s really not. Based on my admittedly limited knowledge, COVID-19 was still mostly contained on another continent with just the merest hint of landing on my shores. It was more an idea than any real threat.… Continue reading BOOK RELEASE IN THE TIME OF THE PLAGUE
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!
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)