Note: I posted a shorter version of this story earlier, because I couldn’t find this one. This is a more “finished” draft, a lot closer to what I was trying … Continue reading Graduation Night (A Short Story)
Inspirational quote of the day. For me, especially. I am having a difficult time staying on top of this novel I’m writing. Well, I’m having a difficult time staying on … Continue reading Don’t Give Up Your Daydreams
I am 50 posts into my blogging career/life/habit and I am not surprised that this moment has weight for me. I have failed at a blog at least two times. … Continue reading 50 Posts In: What Have I Learned?
Piano, an ode to Amanda’s song.We had written one about each other.I, as if she were my muse, right or wrong;She, as if I were her dearest brother,Only. Hers was … Continue reading Ode To Amanda (Sonnet, 2014)
This is just a quick post to keep my promise to myself to post regularly until, hopefully, a habit develops. I have heard it said twice, maybe three times that … Continue reading Writing Advice: Preaching To Myself
I am so tired of conflicting advice about writing – mainly because I tend to follow whatever advice I get, if it sounds good. For instance, I am writing a … Continue reading Zig Zag
I am beginning to think that all I do is complain, but… I am twiddling my thumbs over my keyboard, searching for credible ideas, trying to think of something to … Continue reading Twiddling My Thumbs
I am sitting at my desk after work, fingers lingering idly somewhere near the keyboard, thinking that now is a good time to be writing fiction about killer flus and … Continue reading Is This How The World Ends?
“With all this free time on your hands, you should have plenty of time to write your book. You should have chapters and chapters done.” I have heard this statement … Continue reading …From The Jaws of Defeat
I have not been posting regularly lately and I have a fresh, new, and exciting reason for it. I have a part-time job. It’s not a big deal and it … Continue reading I Need More Time or Better Time Management
There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. … Continue reading Fighting the Resistance
Note: I do understand that COVID-19 is not the only coronavirus. Sunday. March 22, 2020. Where: I’m at work because the powers that be at the university have dubbed the … Continue reading Writing in the Time of the Coronavirus