I don’t do new year resolutions. Resolutions to me, one either succeeds at the resolution or fails. No in between. I don’t think that’s a sustainable way to better yourself. You’re gonna have ups and downs and you have to accommodate for the ebbs and flows of life…
Reflections on the Poem a Day Challenge
8 days into May and I’ve celebrated the 12th birthday of my youngest niece and the 22nd birthday of my oldest niece. I went from writing a poem a day to nothing. […]
Maybe I Don’t Want to be a Writer
As I trudge along, writing the novel that I have been working on since at least the year 2000, no joke there, the thought “maybe you really don’t want to be a […]
360 days of haikus. I started writing these on a whim on January 6th after I read “The Portable Jack Kerouac”. I gave myself a challenge to write every day and though […]
Self-Publishing Lesson: Don’t Rush
I have started working on finalizing THE SOUND OF MADNESS to be self-published. I originally wanted to have it self-published in January, but it didn’t feel right so I kind of pushed it aside. […]
KILL YOUR DARLINGS
While watching one of my favorite television shows a new character was introduced. So when the television character’s name was said, I sighed. Not a good sigh. A “are you fucking serious?!?” sigh. How could this character be named this name of all names in the free f’ing world. OF ALL THE NAMES!!
FOLLOWING YOUR JOY
“Following your joy, finding what it is when you lose your track of time and trying to direct your life so you can do that as much as possible you’ll start enjoying life a lot more and you’ll find that things will fall into place. That’s the secret to happiness and finding who you are, is following your natural instincts of what makes you happy.”
BARFLY: Now Available in Paperback and for Kindle
Well, it finally happened. I published BARFLY. It wasn’t through traditional means. I didn’t find an agent who found me a publisher who gave me a book deal. I am self publishing it. […]
Another Dose of Rejection
Rejection letter two on THE SOUND OF MADNESS. It’s funny when I receive a reply from an agent, I automatically think, well there’s another rejection letter. Lloyd Dobler in SAY ANYTHING said […]
Putting Yourself Out There and Being Rejected
And so it begins… Putting yourself out there and being rejected. I don’t mean from a potential mate, but from potential agents. The query process can make or break a writer. We […]
Beta Readers Wanted for The Sound of Madness
As I soon start draft 2 of The Sound of Madness, I am reaching to friends, family, and strangers on the ol’ interwebs to be beta readers. What’s a beta reader? A […]
Can I Call Myself a Writer?
As I see the finish line in the current WIP in the distance, I started contemplating on if I could truly call myself a writer even if I am currently not getting […]
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