Monthly Archives: October 2013

It ain’t Christmas!

Eighteen years. That’s how long I’ve been doing this. Halloween is different from Christmas in many ways and not just the obvious nature of the holiday. The differences for me are significant.  While both holidays require consideration of what gifts to give, Halloween is the one where I’m giving gifts to people I don’t know. … Read more »

What Now?

What indeed. Today I finished the first draft of the final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy, What Now?  So, the question is, what now?  Or perhaps, what next? The first thing I plan on doing is nothing.  Step away from the book and writing (blogs excluded) for a week or so and let… Read more »

Wake up and smell the salt

Huh.  Now I remember. I wrote three chapters today.  I could have written the final one as well, but I wanted to “save” that for a day all its own (fitting that it would be a Friday…TGIF can also stand for Thank God it’s Finished!). Instead, I saved the files to disk (old dog/new trick),… Read more »

That’s a stretch!

My Dad hooked me into classical music at an early age.  While my friends were spinning 45’s of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, I was playing 33’s of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Mozart. Beethoven would develop into my “favorite”, though it seemed like I had a favorite piece for almost every composer.  While it was… Read more »

Haven’t I read that before?

What a rip-off! How many times have you thought that reading a book or watching a movie?  You know what I think?  So what! Smart people will tell you there are no original stories; that all stories have already been told.  Of course, they’re talking archetypes.  You know, “Boy meets Girl”, “Boy loves Girl”, etc. … Read more »

What have you done for me lately?

Not much, really.  But that’s going to change starting…now! After too long a wait, the website conversion has been completed.  More importantly, I spent time with the web designers learning what I can do (some changes already made), what I shouldn’t do (but will probably still try to not destroy the site) and what I… Read more »