• Like the old days…

    I was thinking about the way I used to do things. Truth be told, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how my life used to be. In my younger years. When I…

  • Un-rejection?

    This is not the rejection you thought it was, it’s a different rejection of rejection. I’m pretty sure Yoda said that at one point. So, this morning, I’m sitting in my haven of a…

  • Idea 543…

    I recently read the essay “One Hundred False Starts” by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was published in The Saturday Evening Post on March 4, 1933. It is an interesting insight to his process.…

  • Sunday morning thinking…

    I’ve been listening a lot to Patton Oswalt lately. He cracks me up and I need the laughter. He has this bit about how he knows he’s gotten old because he doesn’t hate…

  • Into the madness…

    There are clashes and rumblings. The noise is deafening. The silence is threatening. I feel like I’m trapped on Willy Wonka’s boat, toward the end of the tour. Where violent images flash and…

  • Rejection and the Writer

    Since my blog is heavy on the daily ins and outs of the writer’s life; you know, the accolades and the challenges I face as a writer. It only seems apropos I talk…

  • Done and done…

    Attempt number six is finished my friends. I wrote 51,557 words in a month for National Novel Writing Month. (The challenge being to write 50,000 words in a month which is roughly 1,667…

  • Autumn inspiration

    Each fall I dredge up an old post about autumn and the time I lived in Colorado and re-post it. I can’t help it. This crisp weather that has descended on my little…

  • A little drop of rain…

    Writing about writing and about wanting to write is the lull I find myself right now. Finished with one story, packed away politely and ready to travel, I’m left with, well, the leftovers.…

  • Finishing…

    The End. Good lord that has an amazing ring to it. Especially when I’ve been writing a book for several months and have continually written myself into corners time and time again. All the…