I don’t have much to say today. I sat down yesterday and plotted a few short stories to write over the next few weeks, as well as work on a next novel. My work life has been all-consuming lately. Three straight seventy-hour weeks, but that will abate now. My writing dream began when I was […]
Author Interview with Me!
I’ve been very busy at work lately, and accumulating thoughts for my traditional March writing surge! Hoping to relay some great writing news in the next little while – forthcoming! In the meantime, my friend Taryn Ambrose did the following author interview with me. I think it’s somewhat insightful, but more importantly, very funny. Enjoy! […]
I’ve been thinking about the art of writing, where I fit for genre, and what’s next. New Stories No new story this week. It’ll be a while before I post a new one, which doesn’t mean I’m not writing. I am. This week, I got feedback that I couldn’t enter a contest because I don’t […]
Ten Misconceptions about Successful Writers
Here are ten ideas we might have about writers, including the really successful ones, that are probably just not true. Misconceptions about writers are very possible! They write what they know. That’s right, because J.R.R. Tolkien knew a lot of hobbits, and George Lucas encountered many a light sword in his extensive travels upon plant […]
Early Morning Thoughts
It’s not early morning anymore. It was when I woke up. There’s a pot of coffee on. I shouldn’t drink it all. I probably will. It’s snowing, lightly. I’m revising my book, Girl Island. I can make it better. More immediate and fleshed out in the beginning. Stronger through the characters. I revise in the […]
My Writing Contract
Today, I start putting myself out there. 2020 was great, but this is the year. I’m going to query agents about my book, Girl Island. But I’m going to make a contract with myself first, and I’m going to stick to it. The contract goes as follows: I will work harder than anyone to market […]
My Work in Progress
I do have work in progress. I feel like I have a lot. Today, I edited seven short stories down to some reasonable length. They are about: a couple that has lost three babies the corpse flower that blooms every twelve years a poor kid who decides to stream the revolution a brand new creation […]
‘The Irrepairable Past’ by Mark Paxson: A book review
The Irreparable Past I stopped reading. Years ago, I collected and read books like they were a drug. I didn’t drink or party. I read. In my basement, I have boxes of books, a few thousand. Fantasy, science fiction, older novels, contemporary literary fiction. So many. But I stopped reading after a while, and I […]
Should You Give Your Writing Away for Free?
Give Your Writing Away for Free I give away my writing for free. I’ve been writing on this blog for years. I post several things, but not nearly everything I write. I’ve written three novels in the last six years, they’re not posted. Some of my longer short stories will never be posted, even though […]
My Book Pitch
“Girl falls off cruise ship and starts new island country.” That’s the short version, I gave myself 10 words. Question: would you read this book? Why or why not?