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
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
This blog has been around almost exactly as long as my official website, sjvarengo.com. It was started to capitalize on the fact that feed from the blog will show up on my Amazon.com Author page, a function which my website cannot provide. Originally the website had a lot of extra features that the blog didn't, … Continue reading Website Blues
Yes, I know, this is primarily a writer's blog, though I have been known to go off the rails topically now and again. I've seen a lot of other writer's blogs and there are more than a few that seemed geared at telling you, the reader, how to write. Since very few of these … Continue reading Finding Your Voice
Preface One of the unfortunate things about having a blog is the tendency to get locked in, a little bit, topic-wise. I have two that I maintain, more or less. One is my gracefully aging humor blog, and the other is the SJV-Author site, established, ostensibly, to talk about writing. But making people laugh and … Continue reading Owning Music: The Audio Equivalent of the Steam Locomotive
I've probably mentioned it in passing, (I've actually whined about it repeatedly), but I hate editing. I get that, especially for the impoverished indie writer, it's a necessary evil, part of the gig, just another bump in the road, [add your cliché here]. I get it. But it still sucks. Last night, while I was … Continue reading Editing Nightmares
Craig A. Hart is the award-winning author of over two books. I kid, I kid. He's written several novels, including his debut, Becoming Moon, and his current adventure-thriller Shelby Alexander series, of which the third book, Serenity Avenged was released on April 28. I've featured his work on this blog previously, but I recently was … Continue reading The Interview That Will Change The Direction In Which The Earth Spins
I've talked about my friend Mary Driscoll's blog before, and I'm doing it again. Please check out her latest post! The Coffee Shop 4/4/17 - Working in an Office Has Never Been This Good!