I Wanna Escape

Let's face it. The last few weeks and months have been trying for all of us here in the US. Covid, the election, the post-election, the post-post election. It is all enough to make this writer want to scream and find a nice, secluded island for a bit. Of course, if that island also has... Continue Reading →


The title says it all. Oops!  Somehow, I forgot it's Tuesday. Gee, I wonder why. Now I need to run out of the house to take care of some errands. So, because I am late, here's a repost from my blog yesterday. Backlogs and Priorities I don’t know about the other writers out there, but... Continue Reading →

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

The title says it all. It's a feeling, along with pre-publication fears and hopes, every writer is familaiar with. Now combine that with post-publication WTF?!? and you know exactly where I'm at right now. I'm not sure I've ever set and actually kept to as aggressive a publishing schedule as I'm on right now. So... Continue Reading →

The Floodgates Opened

I'll be the first to admit it. The last six months or so have been difficult. It's been impossible not to be impacted by Covid-19 and this so-called "new normal". (BTW, I hate that term. This isn't the new normal. This is, at best, a temporary normal until santiy returns.) For much of the time,... Continue Reading →

Okay, but. . . .

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for the world to go back to normal. I'm not talking about masks (although I hate them) or the constant media barrages about how we're all going to die if we don't do this or that. That sort of crap's always going to happen to one degree... Continue Reading →

Write it Again, Sam

I've been working on two projects recently, in the writing department. One is about a quarter of the way done, the other is nearly finished. Which prompted my brain to contemplate 'what's next?' yesterday as I was trying to puzzle the story arc to the end. I'm resisting the urge to release the muse from... Continue Reading →

I’m Baaaack!

Yes, that's right. I'm back. Last month, I made the decision to step away from the blog for a few weeks. Like so many of us, life's been a bit hairy this year and it was beginning to negatively impact not only my writing but my attitude. I needed a break and the only way... Continue Reading →

How long before reality hits?

Let's face it. Most anyone with the slightest understanding of supply and demand, and even economics in general, can see the problems inherent in traditional publishing. These problems are legion and go well beyond the issue of editors choosing books they think we should read instead of those we want to read. After weeks and... Continue Reading →

Creativity in the Time of Shutdown

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of being told to stay home, stay distant, stay safe. No, this isn't a political rant, at least not too much of one. After all, I'm basically anti-social and prefer not being out in crowds. But I'm also contrary. Tell me I can't do something and, by... Continue Reading →

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