Writing Goals for 2021

Remember when I told you what a hardcore procrastinator I discovered myself to be? Well, this year I am determined to overcome my natural inclination by REEVALUATING and REVISING my work and what writing means to me. For so many of us, 2020 was a year that shook us to the core. What I saw... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Lifelong Procrastinator

I’m a list guy. This year, I took to bullet journaling and found it very much suits me. It’s about time productivity became a habit. I’m a lifelong procrastinator, which is a dangerous habit. You can actually procrastinate your life away. Picture yourself (as I sometimes do) on your deathbed, a shivering bundle of regrets.... Continue Reading →

Status Update – August 2018

These are interesting times, the like the curse goes. You know the one, "May you live in interesting times." It's a disaster, waiting to happen. It's dread, lurking at the door. It's overwhelming. So, until recently, I haven't been writing much, just plugging away at the new novel, which has taken on a title, finally.... Continue Reading →

The Struggle is Real

If this blog entry reads like an online journal, so be it. In spite of having a super-supportive writing group and people around me who believe in my work, the writing biz is frequently just one writer (and their battered ego) against the world. The stories go out. The stories come back. No explanation is... Continue Reading →

2017 – The Year in Writing

I know, it's not over yet. But like many, I feel the urge to cash in on this year and focus on the next. This thing we call 2017 was disappointing in so many ways, horrifying in so many others. So, did anything good happen? Well, yes. I left one disappointment of a job and... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo – Will He or Won’t He?

Every time I decide I'm going to buckle down and tackle the insane challenge of writing 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November, something goes wrong. In my performing days, November was the month for getting ready for a holiday show. Extra rehearsals, memorizing music, and practicing choreography hardly left me with... Continue Reading →

On Being Intimidated by Other Writers

These are some of the stories I've encountered lately that make me question whether or not I'm a good writer or have anything to say that merits the attention: Dust, by Daniel Jose Older (from the anthology Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Ecospeculation) Intimidation factor: Science fiction that reads like fantasy, with a gritty realness... Continue Reading →

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