I've always loved that expression: "back in the saddle." Not that I've been in a literal saddle in the past 50 years or so (since day camp in the 1960's I think), but I'm always hopping into figurative saddles and racing off somewhere. In my last, brief post, I mentioned that I'd gotten caught up in a side-project … Continue reading Back In The Saddle
In the midst of all the excitement over the release of my second novel in the Cerah of Quadar series, (perhaps you've heard? Many Hidden Rooms is now available?) I haven't done much writing about what I'm writing currently. (Don't you hate writers that write about writing? I should write something about that one day!) This seems … Continue reading The Honeymoon
I have indicated in the past that I'm a bit of a "fly by the seat of my britches" kind of writer. I have an idea of where I want to start and a less well-formed idea of where I want to finish, and then I kind of sit back and see what happens along … Continue reading Out Of The Blue
I don’t use a lot of horse racing lingo in my day-to-day speech. I just never developed the depth of love and dedication that the Sport of Kings requires of its devotees, and as such only those terms and clichés most fully integrated into the English language, (or at least the bastardized version we Yanks … Continue reading And They’re In The Stretch
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
Stop me if you've heard this one. A writer goes on vacation and... no a real vacation. Not just three days vegetating on the couch watching 24 on DVD. I'm talking about an actual get-in-the-car-and-drive-somewhere-else vacation. So this writer goes on one and brings his laptop, because, hey! it's a vacation and all, but there might be a chance … Continue reading So This Writer Goes On Vacation…
Everybody likes free stuff. Everybody except Mrs. Edna Crandall of 325 Whitewash Lane, who prefers sitting on her front porch and waving a stick at the children who pass by. But everybody else likes to get something for nothing. And for one week, starting today, March 21, 2017, and running until Monday, March 27, 2017, … Continue reading Free Stuff!
I never expected to sell a million copies of my book in the first few months of publication. I really hoped that Cerah's story would click with people, and that they would come to love her as much I have, and I was pretty sure that it was a good book. The people who read … Continue reading Pushing Through
I've made contact with a lot of writers thanks to the vast and magical interweb. The exact mechanics of these connections has to do with the acquisition of a plethora of free books from a fantastic site called Instafreebie, which allows for the downloading of said books for only the cost of my email address.
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