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4 01, 2017

2016 Recap and 2017 Goals

2017-01-04T22:07:01-06:00January 4th, 2017|Modern Mythology, Novels, Personal|Comments Off on 2016 Recap and 2017 Goals

Here goes! 2016 Recap What a year. I'm keeping this about me (my blog, after all), not politics, celebrity losses, crazy out in the world, or anything else. Just the highlights, though. I'm sure I'm leaving out some stuff here, but I'm just hitting the high points here.... January: Started [...]

3 11, 2016

Nervous About Edits

2016-11-03T15:38:48-06:00November 3rd, 2016|Editors, Modern Mythology, Personal, WordFire Press|Comments Off on Nervous About Edits

I received an email from my publisher, WordFire Press, on October 25th asking for the "current final manuscript" of Griffin's Feather. They'd assigned an editor to the project, and were ready to move forward with the publishing process. Instead of being elated or excited, my main emotion was nerves. Loads [...]

5 05, 2016

Mental Disorders in the Creative Mind

2016-05-05T13:28:57-06:00May 5th, 2016|Inspiration, Personal|Comments Off on Mental Disorders in the Creative Mind

There have been a great number of studies in the creative mind and how it relates to mood instability, erratic behavior, and general mental disorders. This is not such a study. Everything here is anecdotal from a personal standpoint, not scientific. Keep that in mind as you peruse my words. [...]

28 01, 2016

Thirty Years Gone By

2016-03-10T12:39:16-06:00January 28th, 2016|Personal|Comments Off on Thirty Years Gone By

"Challenger flight 51-l crew" by NASA - NASA Human Space Flight Gallery. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Challenger_flight_51-l_crew.jpg#/media/File:Challenger_flight_51-l_crew.jpg Wow. 30 years. I was 12. One of Challenger's SRBs burned a hole in the EFT and it exploded. This forced the space shuttle to disintegrate under sheer [...]

5 01, 2016

SMART Goals

2016-01-05T14:57:59-06:00January 5th, 2016|Personal, Short Stories|Comments Off on SMART Goals

When I was a manager at a past Day Job, we had to take a 2.3 million hours worth of classes on "how to manage" and related topics. 99.99999% of the classes were absolutely worthless to me in my daily life, the Day Job, every job I've had since, and [...]

24 12, 2015

My Ghost of Christmas Past

2015-12-24T13:51:38-06:00December 24th, 2015|Personal|Comments Off on My Ghost of Christmas Past

For the first time in my life, I'm looking forward to Christmas. In my previous 40+ years of having Christmas happen to me, I think I'm ready to celebrate it this year. Here's why: I'm the child of divorced parents. I don't have any memories of my parents being married. I [...]

20 11, 2015

I Made Myself Quit Writing

2017-01-27T11:04:19-06:00November 20th, 2015|Inspiration, Personal, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|1 Comment

I good friend of mine works in a variety of capacities for a literary agent. One of the many hats she wears is that of a slush reader for the incoming queries. She shares inspirational (and warning) tidbits on Facebook from the slush pile without identifying the author that sent the [...]

24 07, 2015

Chuck Wendig Challenge: Why I Write

2015-07-24T10:35:41-06:00July 24th, 2015|Personal, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|Comments Off on Chuck Wendig Challenge: Why I Write

Chuck Wending posted a flash fiction challenge here. I've taken up the challenge. Here goes my (up to) 1000 words: This requires quite a bit of introspection on my part. I started writing when I was ten years old. I walked away. I picked it back up when I was [...]

15 04, 2015

Turning Things Around

2015-04-15T13:02:06-06:00April 15th, 2015|Agents, Conferences, Inspiration, Personal, Pikes Peak Writers|Comments Off on 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 [...]

12 03, 2015

Childhood Home

2015-03-12T22:09:36-06:00March 12th, 2015|Personal|6 Comments

Source: http://www.newswest9.com/story/28404028/crews-respond-to-late-night-midland-county I found out this morning that the home I consider the most important one I've ever had burned down in the early morning hours. While I lived in a good number of homes growing up, this is the one I consider my childhood home. My grandparents [...]