Institutional

I've always had a love-hate relationship with institutions. On one hand, they can be a collective force for a greater good, a group of people working towards something bigger and better than the individuals within. But they can also do evil. They can also be a force that stifles creativity and innovation if favor of … Continue reading Institutional

Being Indie

There are a host of reasons as a writer to pursue traditional publishing or indie publishing (aka self-publishing). Each lists a number of benefits; each lists a number of problems. For me, before I had dove into the task of drafting query letters for my novel, The Good Teacher, I learned of the idea of … Continue reading Being Indie

Foundation Work

I had planned for another post today about looking at life through a positive lens, but I decided that I needed to write this one first, cutting it into the line. Positivity will come next Tuesday. Coming on the heels of my last post about not waiting to change, I have continued to struggle this … Continue reading Foundation Work

Five Projects

Five is really too many. I have five projects that need to be edited, revised, beta-read, and then revised again: Gravity 4 Gravity 5 Antlers Soar Of Earth and Ice It’s roughly 275,000 words of writing overall that I need to go through. And that doesn’t count the numerous short stories I’ve been working through. … Continue reading Five Projects

A Past Event, Updates, and Plans

It has been a month since I last wrote anything consistently. Shortly before going on vacation, I stopped worrying about writing, instead focusing on getting ready for Disney and Universal Studios in Orlando. It was a big vacation, and I didn’t want my writing to interrupt quality time with family. (Of course, as most writers … Continue reading A Past Event, Updates, and Plans