Why Do I Write?

I’ve had a pretty rough week as a writer.  I have quibbled over two projects I currently have in the works, and realized that I haven’t really done enough in the planning stage to continue.  I have spent the past two days without a single word written and it’s killing me. My problems are thus:Continue reading “Why Do I Write?”

Sly, a Dog and a Dream: An Inspirational Writing Story

Today I read a very inspirational story about Sylvester Stallone’s early career, which just goes to show that we need to keep working toward our goals even if the world tells us we are not a success. Stallone’s parents divorced when he was 9 and he lived with his mother in Philadelphia where he graduatedContinue reading “Sly, a Dog and a Dream: An Inspirational Writing Story”

The Death of Peter Parker

I may be a writer, but at heart I will always be a comic book loving fanboy.  I just have to say something about the death of Peter Parker, and if you haven’t already read The Amazing Spiderman #700, you should, because one of comic book fan’s most beloved super heroes has died…and he wentContinue reading “The Death of Peter Parker”

This Writer’s New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a new year.  Yesterday was a retrospect on what I have done, and today shall be a list of things I hope to accomplish in 2013.  So here goes: 1.  Podcast – Very soon (tomorrow to be exact) I will collaborate with another indie writer friend of mine, Ryan McKinley, (writer of The PirateContinue reading “This Writer’s New Year’s Resolutions”

9 Days Until the End of My Book…Or the End of the World

I spent the day with my mother yesterday.  It would have been her 48th wedding anniversary had my Dad lived to see it.  Dad passed away a little over 2 years ago, and that day is always very sad for mom. Needless to say, I didn’t get much writing done, but she’s worth the timeContinue reading “9 Days Until the End of My Book…Or the End of the World”

A New Personal Record

This last weekend I worked on my novel marathon style.  Saturday I managed to participate in the annual Norman Holiday Parade, dressing up as a special forces scout trooper and marching with my JediOKC friends.  At 1:00pm, after downing a gluten free lunch at Texadelphia, it was off to the laptop for a non-stop writingContinue reading “A New Personal Record”

The Weekend Marathon…and a Roundup

After I write this post, I’m signing off.  I’ll be back on Monday, and will write yet another blog post, but this weekend is the hard-core write fest.  I have to reach a goal of at least 7,000 words to stay on track for the 21st release date. How will I do this? I haveContinue reading “The Weekend Marathon…and a Roundup”

I’m Batman

I must say that this writer’s favorite superhero is indeed Batman. Why?  Well, mostly because some of the best writing in the genre has surrounded that shadowy detective, because he solves all of his problems with his incredible analytical mind, because he holds his own with the Justice League and can best all of themContinue reading “I’m Batman”

Under the Gun

I have heard two origins of the term “under the gun”.  One definition originates from a military situation when people used to mount castle sieges.  Men who built back a wall that had been damaged with cannon fire while the cannons were still firing were considered “under the gun”.  There is also the simple explanationContinue reading “Under the Gun”

Stress and the Part Time Writer

I write novels as a part time gig.  I do not have any illusions.  I know I don’t have time to do all the promotion I need to do, so this blog, my Facebook page and my Twitter account are about the extent of my marketing strategy. I have several jobs: 1.  I teach fullContinue reading “Stress and the Part Time Writer”