I’ve been busy!

It has been almost 10 days since my last post! How the time flies, huh? In that time I’ve been diligently working on short story submissions, my short story collection for publication, and the revision of my novel manuscript. It’s hard word but the most fulfilling work I’ve ever done. I’m creating, it is soContinue reading “I’ve been busy!”

Excerpt of “Lazarus”

I have been working the last week on wrapping up my short story ‘Lazarus’ which is the final piece in my short story collection before editing. It has been a rewarding project, acting as a counterweight to my main novel project and giving me an outlet when I need to check my brain out onContinue reading “Excerpt of “Lazarus””

Books, Books, and More Books 📚

This is likely one of my more aimless blog posts, but as I was doing some writing earlier I decided I needed a break. So per usual, I grabbed a book and plunged into somebody else’s story. Well for a short time that is. Then I stopped and considered other titles on my to-read-list. NeedlessContinue reading “Books, Books, and More Books 📚”

The Artist’s Challenge

If you are like me, you likely have a full time job to pay the bills as you struggle to build in time to work on your art as well as juggle family and real life. It is daunting and challenging but also rewarding. The day I can become a full time writer, I willContinue reading “The Artist’s Challenge”

What’s your scene?

When it comes to your writing, do you have an ideal workspace? Are there certain situations that drive you to write? As time has gone on, I’ve found that I can write anywhere. I used to feel like I needed to be at my desk, cup of tea or coffee brewed, in order to writeContinue reading “What’s your scene?”

Book Review: “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”

For many of the books I read, I don’t take the time to write a review for them, even though I think doing so would be a worth while enterprise. I do come across books that I feel I need to say something about from time to time though and this story is one ofContinue reading “Book Review: “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue””

Book Review: “These Violent Delights”

This debut novel by Micah Nemerever blew me away. “These Violent Delights” was twisted and beautiful and I would recommend this to any reader who wants to take a walk down the road of infatuation and manipulation turned to violence. Paul and Julian are both intriguing characters, with Paul being taken almost instantly by Julian.Continue reading “Book Review: “These Violent Delights””

Scenery Helps

Today I woke up and got settled. It is amazing how much better I feel just having everything in its place. The camper is set for the next several weeks. I took a moment to do some writing after doing my day job (which is also finally slowing down for the next two weeks whileContinue reading “Scenery Helps”

Holiday Melancholy

The holiday’s have always been difficult for me when it comes to my writing. Pressure at work combined with the coordination of family events always led me to sacrifice my passion. This year (in part due to the pandemic) it is a bit different. Since a lot of people are not meeting with family thisContinue reading “Holiday Melancholy”

Out & Back on the AT and Humpback Rocks

This Thanksgiving, my family and I decided to get out of the city and do a bit of exploring. We live in downtown Chicago and, like a lot of Americans, we have spent our time looking for alternative methods of maintaining our sanity during the pandemic. Being safe for our families and ourselves is ourContinue reading “Out & Back on the AT and Humpback Rocks”