November brings fall challenges

It’s been awhile since I posted anything. But wanted to let everyone know it’s been a challenge holding down a busy day job and working on two books. As most of you know I’ve been working on two books for the past few months. The first is Kill Zombies, a novella I self-published back inContinue reading “November brings fall challenges”

The truth about struggling

I felt this story might serve to inspire some folks out there. Well a few days ago I noticed that a mouse had gotten into my home. Fall is here, so these critters tend to get inside homes now that summer is over. Well I thought catching a mouse was pretty straightforward. How hard couldContinue reading “The truth about struggling”

The truth about “bad” reviews

Some of the newer writers out there might get a little peeved at bad reviews. But seriously, what is a bad review? How does a review become bad? Well, technically, it’s when a reader doesn’t like your book. Ok. Let’s take a look at this. So someone didn’t like it. Does that make the bookContinue reading “The truth about “bad” reviews”

Distractions & Discipline

This post is for anyone whose writing time has been butchered by the various distractions that abound in daily life. I know this for a fact because my next Historical Fantasy novel, The Leopard Apocalypse, was affected by distractions. For months on end I was focused on building up my social media platform. And myContinue reading “Distractions & Discipline”

Expectations and you

Do you have expectations? Sure you do. We all do. Expectations exist as markers for out success. In the materialistic hierarchy that we live in it’s easy to start comparisons between yourself and the guy or gal down the street. But what about unreal expectations, and chasing success so hard that it becomes a taskContinue reading “Expectations and you”

The Author who is also a Book

Ever wonder where I (or any writer for that matter) get my fiction ideas from? I’d say it is a combination of things. First life experience comes into play. The combined collection of memories accumulated from my day-to-day events. Both good and bad. I have pain. We all do. That’s what makes us human. IContinue reading “The Author who is also a Book”

The truth about editing

If you’ve ever published a book, or have considered publishing a book. Then remember these five words: editing is an ongoing process. You’re probably wondering what I mean by that. Well, it’s simple, don’t think for a moment when you’re published that the work is done. Let me explain. When I first embarked on myContinue reading “The truth about editing”

When is it time to quit?

This post is for all those writers out there, or wannabe writers. Or anyone who is invested in the arts. So pretty much everyone artistically-inclined. Quitting. It’s a disease that affects the best of us. And it can really hit you when you’re about to break. There are many causes: Family issues, work, health degradation,Continue reading “When is it time to quit?”