On Becoming a Published Author

It’s been a really long time coming. A long time writing, then a long time not writing because I wasn’t ready to hack the up and down of rejection. A lot of words poured onto the page, a lot of “thanks but no thanks,” a lot of doubting why I was getting up so early…

Nano Halfway

Now that my morning writing activities have ended (I may add more words later; winter weather has arrived early and the sloppy, icy mess has me working from home today), I thought I’d look at where things stand on my efforts this month and with Nano: November Totals: Words Written – 25,461 Average per day…

King Sabrina (Two Reviews)

When I was a kid, I used to deliver the Sunday paper. Having a paper route was a sort of rite of passage for kids back then, although I think most of them are now managed by older individuals with cars looking for a second source of income. I didn’t like getting up so early…

October, 2018, Report

I didn’t blog much in October it seems. Or at all. Well, that’s fine, no one actually reads these things. I write them because I want to, not because I have an audience or a platform. That means that until I have at least a small number of the former, these will remain irregular and…

The First (Review)

I’d heard some rumors of good things coming out of the new series, The First, which is now streaming on Hulu. I’ve found most Hulu original series to be pretty decent (we’ve enjoyed Castle Rock and The Handmaid’s Tale, although the latter is so full of existential dread that at times we struggle to get…

I Am The Immortal… Wait For It….

I make no bones about disliking the first season of Iron Fist on Netflix. It was a sloppy mess, with poor writing, constantly changing character motivations for no good reason, lousy acting, bad martial arts scenes, and a main protagonist who was arrogant and obnoxious. It’s not a series I’ll ever watch again, and it…

The Boy Who Lived

This is part two of the vacation memories. Hard to believe it was already two weeks ago! On Saturday morning I rose and readied. The wife was flying in and I needed to pick her up around 8:45 (so I thought). Of course, at barely ten past eight she texted to tell me she was…

Interlude – Pro’s and Cons

I will return to reminiscing about the trip to Florida in my next post. For the moment, I wanted to get into two topics that are becoming increasingly important to me as I step nearer to achieving publication: working with professionals; and attending conferences. Pro’s and Cons, get it? Get it? I had the opportunity…