Kickin’ it at 36

Mortality is an interesting thing and if COVID has taught us anything, it is that it should be valued. Today marked my 36th birthday and, while it was a time to reflect on being another year older with my professional dreams not yet achieved, it also opened up the world of possibilities before me. I’mContinue reading “Kickin’ it at 36”

Writing & Community

Writing feels like a solitary endeavor and often it is. Hours and hours sitting behind a keyboard or putting the pen to the page, whisking yourself away to worlds your mind creates or, on those occasions, starring at the page waiting for the thoughts to come. Regardless, you are usually alone. It’s odd isn’t it?Continue reading “Writing & Community”

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!”

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””

Picking the ‘Write’ Narrative

Photo by Vladislav Babienko on Unsplash One of the most difficult decisions as a writer is deciding how to tell your story. Who’s eyes is the story being told through? I have gone back and forth with this numerous times over various stories and the perfect choice is never easy and, at times, your first choice may notContinue reading “Picking the ‘Write’ Narrative”

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”