Turning Things Around

I’ve hesitated making this post for a while. I received some good news today that changed my mind about posting this, so here it is…. I’ve been down on myself for a good number of months now as far as my writing goes. I’ve faced some emotional challenges. I’ve battled doubts. I’ve run against my ...

I’m On The Round Table Podcast

I can’t believe it’s taken me almost two weeks to post about this! Many apologies to Dave, Terry, and Jake for the massive delays in getting this “out the door.” A few months ago, I sat on the Skype-line with three fantastic gentlemen and scholars of the writing craft and pitched a story idea to ...

The Cat’s in the Cradle

The Cat's in the Cradle
On Tuesday, when I got home from the Day Job, my son approached me within seconds of my backpack hitting the floor. He asked, “Daddy? Can we play football?” I told him that I wanted a few minutes to veg out and just chill before doing anything. I’m often tired from the long day at work and ...

Robin Williams… And More

I’m not sure what to say here that’s coherent or will make sense, but I gotta get this out of me. Robin Williams passed away today of an apparent suicide. I’ve lost more than my fair share of close friends to suicide. It’s one of the most painful ways to lose someone you love. Probably the ...

Guest Post: Inside the Trunk with SJ Abraham

Guest Post: Inside the Trunk with SJ Abraham
The moment in my writing career I’m most proud of happened just last year. I took the 85000 words of my debut novel that had consumed years of my life, hundreds if not thousands of hours of effort and thought, editing, querying and pining and… I trunked it. Then I put the proverbial fat guy ...

You Never Knew Me, But I Have Met You

I awoke yesterday morning, and the very first thing I saw in my RSS feeds was news of Jay Lake‘s passing on SF Signal. Jay didn’t know me. We were Facebook friends with the occasional “like” or “share” between us, but no real conversation or comments to talk about. However, I met Jay. I met ...

The Other Side of Fear

The Other Side of Fear
I friend of mine posted this image with a quote from Jack Canfield. For those of you that are somehow unable to read the quote, it goes, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” I couldn’t agree more. I used to be afraid of almost everything important. I’m not talking about phobias ...

Christopher Nolan — An Inspiration

Christopher Nolan was an Irish writer with exceptional talent, and a great desire to write. His drive to put words down on paper overcame the facts of his birth. He was born without the ability to move anything other than his eyes, and later advances in medicine granted him the ability to move his neck. ...

Arthur C. Clarke’s Last Vision

I read this article on CNN a while back, and it inspired me a great deal. If Clarke and Pohl, with all their age-related disabilities, can produce a novel, then why can’t I? I’m young (my 35 years as compared to their 91 for Clarke and 89 for Pohl), healthy, intelligent, and creative. Other than ...