Long Time Gone

Long Time Gone

I just realized that its been over a year since I was here. Over a year since I had made the announcement that I was thinking of giving up writing. And outside of a few short stories, I haven’t written in even longer than that. That’s embarrassing to admit and...

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

I've been thinking very seriously about quitting writing. There, I said it out loud. No self motivation was working and I'd retired myself without ever actually saying the words. I haven't published anything since October of 2017 and that weighs on me, but not as much...

A Writer Looks at 40

A Writer Looks at 40

I think I know just how Jimmy Buffet felt when he wrote that song. I came onto the indie publishing world long after it had already reached its peak, when the pioneers were now the role models for success and the market was flooded daily with new authors seeking to...

Changing with the Seasons

Changing with the Seasons

It's been a long time, Dear Reader, and I see you shiver in antici... ...pation. So do I. Or maybe it's trepidation. Or frustration. Some kind of -ation, certainly. Time always passes, the seasons running through their cycle, and the speed at which it marches by is...

Standing Before Greatness

Standing Before Greatness

I believe in signs and omens...in great messages from beyond that point you the way you were meant to go. Maybe it's my superstitious roots. Maybe it's my need to believe in destiny. Who knows? The point is, I believe. I thought that attending Apollycon this past...

Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March… It didn’t escape my attention that the month of March might be hexed. Mercury went into retrograde on the day we set the clocks forward and lost an hour of our lives to the void. And a mere week later, the Ides of March are upon us. Et tu,...