At one point in this blog's history writing about work in progress was a regular occurrence. I blathered on to whip up interest, or so I was telling myself. But I have a colleague who father was an author of some note, and who said that she learned from his example to not talk about … Continue reading Cover Reveal
There is something special about a real live, out of the blue surprise. Every now and then it's actually a pleasant thing, this crazy shaft of light out of no where. In my writing career it's happened to me twice. No. That's a lie. In writing, to one degree or another, every time I sit … Continue reading Something of a Surprise
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?
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
I gave this blog entry a title which many people will recognize immediately as a quote from one of the great philosophers of our time, Mr. Willy Wonka. I did that because I'm talking about fixing things, about making them right. When I write a book, before even my advance readers get their hands on … Continue reading “Strike that… reverse it.”
There's a thing that happens sometimes when you go to a bar on open mic night. In general, the guys in the band standing behind that open mic are not super excited. It's a gig, and it pays, but there's a very good chance that they're going to spend the entire night backing up people … Continue reading The Joy of Sittin’ In – A Black Friday Announcement