End of the road? Maybe. Maybe not.

I wanted to take this time to announce my retirement from fiction writing. Since July 2013, this blog has served as my principle website to the outside world and has reached tens of thousands of visitors. I valued every one of you who signed up to follow my writing exploits and self-improvement tips, but, atContinue reading “End of the road? Maybe. Maybe not.”

Work Continues on Book 4

It’s been ages since I last posted anything so please excuse me. I’ve been busy with Graduate School and tweeting my political opinions on twitter. Some responses have been good, others, not so much.I’ve been quite productive though. Have been cranking out words like crazy for the past month and I’m loving it. Book 4,Continue reading “Work Continues on Book 4”

Making life changes work for you

It’s been a busy few months for me. With the Pandemic and Social Unrest in the background. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve gone this long without writing a blog post. Almost 3 months to be exact. Geez. Where do I start? Ohh, now I remember. Please read on… I decided to focus on enriching myselfContinue reading “Making life changes work for you”

Coronavirus and the Writing Life

As the planet battles the latent new virus known as COVID-19, I sit here wondering what the future holds. But, as a writer I am already accustomed to this anomalous feeling. Writing itself is an unpredictable animal, and the current pandemic gripping the planet is a situation most newly-published writers find themselves at odds with.Continue reading “Coronavirus and the Writing Life”

Dealing with unproductive moments

It’s been ages since I posted, having missed January completely I thought I’d finally make my first blog entry in 2020. The subject today is unproductive nuances. Have you ever felt like doing something and yet have struggled to create it? Whether it’s writing or creating any type of art for that matter? I admit,Continue reading “Dealing with unproductive moments”

Independent vs. Traditional Publishing

The other day on twitter a fellow writer was tweeting about how one of his co-workers was critical of his writing status. “When are you going to become a real writer?” he had asked. Implying that independent publishing was an also-ran in the publishing world. I responded by telling him to ignore such an ignorantContinue reading “Independent vs. Traditional Publishing”

Finding a job that defines you.

It’s a tough one. Some of us love our jobs while others are just using them to get that all-important paycheck. So what’s a professional to do? I’ll admit it, I’m lucky. I work for a company that values my writing and editing skills, I use it to motivate me when I come home toContinue reading “Finding a job that defines you.”

Formatting Stage underway

I recently submitted the pre-edited manuscript for THE LEOPARD APOCALYPSE to my formatter before the Beta-Reading stage commences. I’ve lined up a half-dozen folks to Beta-Read for me. For all you budding writers out there, this is the most critical part of publishing. Beta-Readers help weed out typos, grammatical errors, and most importantly, give feedbackContinue reading “Formatting Stage underway”

Why artists should get out more.

As a writer I know the stereotypes that come with the territory. That writers need to be holed up in some dark room writing until our brains fall out of our heads. Nothing could be further from the truth. Honestly, if you’re a writer or any other type of artist churning out work for funContinue reading “Why artists should get out more.”