It’s T-minus 1 day remaining on NaNoWriMo and I don’t even know where I stand. That is, other than knowing that I just didn’t do well at keeping up with the demands. As I wrote, right in the early stages of it I had to nearly abandon my project because my mind went the way … Continue reading Another Year; Another Failed NaNoWriMo
Life is all about choices. Choices create the path we lead. Many times, we don’t understand that these decisions that we make have consequences beyond just the idea of having a cookie or not. Seems overly simple, but it is these tiny choices that add up to bigger life issues. Part of what my wife … Continue reading It Can Wait. Or Can It?
Amazon is a fantastic platform. Specifically, I am talking about the Kindle and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). As an independent writer I have not found a service or platform that outperforms Amazon or is better suited for readers and writers alike. That being said, there are a few things that I’d like to see added … Continue reading If Only Amazon Would Do These…
There were at least five of them that I came near while driving. I am sure that there were many more, but five I noticed right in front of me, behind me, and beside me. The ‘them’ I am referring to? Distracted drivers. Those drivers paying far more attention to their phones than to what … Continue reading Unintentional Good Habits
It used to be all the time. Writing poetry was a standard part of my writing diet. It was honestly a big impact on how I styled my prose, such as with my novels. I tried writing in a more poetic tone wherever I could. Eventually I grew away from it, instead focusing elsewhere. But … Continue reading For the Love of Poetry
It’s been a busy holiday weekend. In a good way. And in getting home really late last night, I realized that I had forgotten to post something earlier. Or to prep a post ahead of time. No matter. That planned post will go on soon as a double-feature for today. Thanksgiving is one of those … Continue reading A Good Distraction
Orange rain falling gently above Over an ocean of autumn hues Pink clouds blanket morning light In warmth of cool air surrounding. Breezes tease forth around As my eyes drink the world in A world of beautiful decay A world full of dying life. Beauty in death collides As I stand against the chill Soaking … Continue reading Crumbled Leaf
I hope everyone has a great, happy, and family-filled Thanksgiving.
I've been wondering what to write on what has been going on. My notebook has many pages with incomplete writings on the scourge of sexual abuse finally getting reported out in politics and entertainment. This is such an intense topic that it has been difficult to put my thoughts into words. Then I read the … Continue reading Poison
It happened already. Since Halloween really. Stores looked as though Christmas had invaded. Even a local radio station here in Chicago switched over to all-Xmas formatting a week after Halloween. Now with only 2 days left until Thanksgiving, I feel that I am already finished with Christmas. And that’s a shame. Growing up I loved … Continue reading Oh Thanksgiving, where’d you go?