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 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
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
Here's what's happening in frigid Central New York at present! First of all, my new pup Miles has nearly doubled in size since we got him. He may have doubled in cuteness as well. I'm less sure about that because I don't have an accurate tool to measure cuteness. I guess I'll let you decide. … Continue reading Things That Need To Happen
It's 2019. I'm sure most of you are aware of this by now, and those who aren't... well I tip my cap. Your New Year's Eve celebration must have been epic. I'm not a New Years resolution sort of guy. Haven't been for a long time. I don't really know why I stopped the practice, … Continue reading Newness
I've mentioned before about times when writing has been difficult. I am not even pretending to pretend that I'm unique (in any way) with regard to this or any other aspect of this gig. But as is true with each of those other writers, how that experience feels is unique. To me, and to everyone … Continue reading It’s Been Weird…
Let me tell you something: there are few things more traumatic to an active writer these days than the death... ...of one's computer. On Wednesday the 28th, I did some work, saved everything, then went to my sister-in-law's birthday party. We left about 6:30 pm. When we returned at about 9:30 pm, I went into … Continue reading Dealing with Catastrophe
Part One: He writes about writing about writing. Writers sure do love to write about writing. We're ridiculous. Anytime we're not writing for pay we're writing about the experience of having written for pay, or not for pay. Or whatever. We just love to hear ourselves go on. I have always likened this activity to … Continue reading The Process
November is National Novel Writing Month. No, really. It's a thing. Look: You're not that surprised, are you? I mean, it's 2018 (nearly 2019 - gasp!), and just about everything is a thing these days. But yes, it's a thing, with its own website, and tons of people are blogging about it, and emailing about it … Continue reading It Begins
If anyone truly follows this blog, then you'll probably realize that my latest novel, The Count of Carolina, was released on September 4, with pretty much no peeps from me. There were a number of reasons for this non-peepitude, not the least of which was the fact that the first book in the series, the venerable Beauty … Continue reading Whew!