My muse isn’t cooperating

Myrtle the Evil Muse has decided she's had enough. She's informed me I am no longer being a good writer and doing as she says. She's fed up with me looking at things like sales trends, genre and sub-genre rankings and the like. Oh, then there's her absolute disgust with me for even considering ending... Continue Reading →

A Week In

It's been a week since the release of Can't Go Home Again, and it's been an eventful week. Not just because of the holiday, although that's certainly a thing... ours involved a small peaceful day at home munching leftovers from the work feast on Wednesday, and there will be another feast with friends today. There... Continue Reading →

On Publishing, Amazon and More

Bear with me this morning, folks. I'm pretty much scattergunning this post. This is one of those mornings where my brain is going in a million different directions and I'm trying to pull it back so I can get a few things done before I have to head out of the house. Among the things... Continue Reading →

What were you reading?

We've all read those reviews - the ones that leave us scratching our heads and saying "What book did they read? 'Cause that wasn't the same one I read." Okay, aside from the review of one of Peter's space operas complaining about the alien invasion of earth being cliched (there are no aliens, and it's... Continue Reading →

There will always be naysayers

Yesterday was one of those days every writer hopes for. That day when someone mentioned your book on social media and the result was a nice bump in sales. (Thanks, Sarah!) But along with that nice bump came the naysayers, reminding me why I should never read the comments. It also brought home something we... Continue Reading →

On Reviews (Redux)

Last week, I wrote about the need to read, write and review and not  necessarily in that order.  I promised to be back with more on the topic. I'll be honest, that's not going to happen today. I'm up to my eyes finishing several projects and deadlines are looming. That means my mind is busy... Continue Reading →

Common Sense Needed

(I am in the final throes of getting Nocturnal Revelations prepped to go on sale Feb. 19th. Add to that I am re-releasing the other titles in the series with new covers and new print editions before then and that I am doing the conversion on a really great book by a friend--waves at J--and... Continue Reading →

IDGaF

Here’s why you should. I see it frequently, if not hear it outright, and although there are times the ability to not GaF is a powerful tool, there are definitely times it is a bad thing. When you get to the point where you stop seeing the people around you as humans, but inanimate objects... Continue Reading →

Why you shouldn’t read reviews

“I feel my very existence threatened,” the Sila said. Mr. M. cast a sardonic eye on the space she claimed to occupy. “How is that new? You’re only a shadow of smokeless flame anyway.” “I can manifest myself to mortals,” she snapped, rapidly flashing into view as a beautiful almost-human woman, a serpent with flames... Continue Reading →

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