Writing the Excuses 1 – The Rewrites

In keeping with the suggestion I made for myself in my post, “In The Numbers”, I am going to go over the 4 excuses that Dean Wesley Smith listed in his own article that inspired the aforementioned post. In this post, I’ll go over the 1st excuse: “Excuse #1… What about rewrites? If you are … Continue reading Writing the Excuses 1 – The Rewrites

Not Being A Writing Failure

There are many tasks, many activities that are involved in the over arching thing called being a writer. Writing is the biggest part, of course. It’s the activity that the job is named after. It’s the verb associated with the noun. But when one wants to become a professional, many more tasks come to become … Continue reading Not Being A Writing Failure

Done. Next!

Took me long enough. Yesterday (12/21/2020) in the early afternoon, a little more than four years since book 1, I finished what effectively is a rewritten 1st draft of the next chapter of “The Dangerous Life of Agnes Pyle”. By no means is the book ready. A lot of work is needed to get it … Continue reading Done. Next!


Imagine my surprise as I look over my to-do list. There are a number of things that are not checked off as having been completed. There is no surprise. I expected it. Each of these tasks have to do with my writing. Thinking about it, I’ve been severely misaligned in my priorities. A thousand words … Continue reading Re-alignment