When something is good, it's good despite all the bad things that sometimes attach themselves to the thing that is good and true and right. Thus when my friend, writing partner, publisher, and co-host of the Games and Writer's Show, Craig Hart decided to step away from producing TGWS because it had become a bigger … Continue reading Good Sentences
In 1973, Paul Simon released the album "There Goes Rhymin' Simon," his second after splitting with longtime partner Art Garfunkel. It's a great album, and it features a song which has long resonated with me, someplace deep inside of who I am. It shares a title with this post. I suppose it's the chorus that … Continue reading Something So Right
Old Business Well, the first two week cycle of my increased blog output ended last week with no post on the poetry blog, but successfully on the other three, and now we're back to this blog, it being Tuesday and all. So now that we've got the progress started, rather than talk about that for … Continue reading Something Special, Maybe?
Here is what I'm thinking: In the months since I finished writing The Terror of Tijuana, my work effort has been, if I'm being honest, hit or miss at best. This is not all straight laziness and negligence, but those are certainly big components. There were other elements in play, and everything seemed to come … Continue reading A Notion
Did you ever get the scoop? Were you ever the first to know what everyone else would soon be talking about? Well, if not and if this is something that appeals to you - being in the vanguard, being the first to know... I'm sorry. You aren't in this case. Yeah, this is kind of … Continue reading The Scoop
July tends to be a productive month for me. Maybe it's the warm weather, the sunshine turning the old bod into a vitamin D factory. I don't know. But I do know this: The Terror of Tijuana will be released on August 2 That's right! Northern Lake Publishing will again take a chance on your's … Continue reading A Cover! A Release Date! An Engine?
I am drifting. Having finished work on two books, I've had a tough time jump starting anything new. Part of that is personally-pointed grace. I've worked pretty hard over the last several months and it's okay to take a little time off. Part of it is that I've been writing a lot of new poetry. … Continue reading The June Ramp-Up
I mean, I really don't. Okay, listen: I've written a few books now. A handful. But even with my limited output, I've learned a thing or two about this writing gig. There are things you can learn about writing from other people. That's why every liberal arts college in the known universe offers courses in … Continue reading I Don’t Know Why I Do This to Myself
If you are involved in an endeavor and you want it to be successful, you need to wrap your mind around the fact that it's going to call for investment. There are all sorts of forms this may take. Of course, the first thing most people will think of is a financial investment, and there … Continue reading Investing
I have been dropping hints. An email newsletter here, a post on my Facebook readers' group... Let me pause here to mention that if you haven't, you can sign up for either or both. At any rate, I've been leaving these little bread crumbs to indicate that I was going to start being a little … Continue reading Desperately Pursuing Integrity