Monthly Archives: September 2013

Meanwhile…

When it comes to my writing, I don’t suffer patience well. I’m in an uninteresting part of my book right now.  Yeah, that sounds bad to admit, but it’s not as bad as it sounds.  Or maybe it is.  If something is uninteresting to the writer, odds are it’s uninteresting to the reader. The problem… Read more »

Unhappy ending

How do you feel when you get to the end of a book and the ending…well…is bad (let’s keep it clean). Do you feel betrayed?  Angry?  Meh? It’s a completely different feeling than for a movie or some other entertainment.  Almost everything else takes no more than two or three hours of your time.  A… Read more »

Read it again, Sam

I’ve come to the conclusion that everyone should re-read the books they have enjoyed the most.  Not now.  Not soon.  Later. I reached this conclusion while I was re-reading a graphic novel.  It was the same story as before.  It had the same appearance as before (other than being collected in one handy volume).  As… Read more »

What’s wrong with this picture?

Several weeks ago, I came up with this silly “tracking” feature to keep all of you apprised of my progress on the final book in the trilogy. Using pages as a measure would be pointless, since my first book started at 100 pages ballooned to over 300 and then settled at 240 pages.  This book… Read more »

Miss Communication

  Here’s a classic example of why communication is so difficult, especially if English is your first language!            We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of… Read more »