Sup folks? I hope everyone is well as we near the holiday season and the end of 2019. It's been a fun year. I was a guest on a podcast, got my social media presence up and running, and built this website. All stuff I read and heard you need to do when you're trying … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Querying Agents
Why, hello there! I hope everyone had a good day yesterday, is continuing to have one today, and so on and so forth. Holiday Recap I spent most of Thanksgiving Day with family. Adults talking, some having a few drinks, while kids chased each other from room to room. Snacking in the kitchen while dogs … Continue reading Thanksgiving Recap, Music for Writing, And Probably Some Other Stuff…
It'll be OK! I touched on rejection anxiety a little bit in my post Behind "The Process": Don't Be Shy. But that was more of a don't-be-afraid-to-let-the-world-know-you're-a-writer kind of thing. If you're past the initial anxiety of just anyone seeing your stuff, then hopefully you've received some useful feedback and made yourself a better writer. … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Rejection
On a warm, bright summer evening, as my age was approaching double digits, I walked with my big sister. We had just finished dinner and were now on our way down the street to a friend's house. The proudly edged and mowed grass stood guard on the edges of the sidewalk as we strode down … Continue reading The New Fear
What's up, folks? Glad you're here. Yesterday I wrote a post that referenced an author interview. In thinking more about that post, I consider it a mistake that I didn't put a link to that interview in the post. I thought about going back and putting it in there, but then I had a better … Continue reading Classic Author Interviews: Christopher Tallon's All-Time Favorites
I'm not asking in the way that people who don't write ask writers. I'm asking in a reflective way, because, well, I've been in a bit of a funk lately. I've had some story ideas but haven't latched on to one that I want to ride out for my next novel. And it's scary when … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Where DO Ideas Come From?
In the Shadow of the Axe by Nicholas Kaufmann Awesome read. Under 200 pages. Read it in two sittings. It takes place in 1847 Germany. This is a gothic horror story. Kaufmann puts together a story that is all tension and build up. This ain't your monsters-grotesquely-disemboweling-people-one-at-a-time kind of horror story. This is a what-the-hell-is-going-on? … Continue reading Awesome Book Alert!