Posts Categorized: Money

What kind of week has it been

As with most people who have streaming services for their TV (Netflix, Amazon, etc.), I enjoy watching various television series I never watched back when they were on air. Of those, I particularly like the witty banter and controversial takes from two Aaron Sorkin created shows, The West Wing and the under-appreciated Studio 60 on… Read more »

Anyone but family

Welp, the long-delayed life presentation has been delivered to my nieces.  Now, all that remains is to watch if they absorbed the critical information. For you latecomers, there’s been a scheduled-canceled-rescheduled-re-canceled meeting for my darling two nieces on the very cusp of their future life (23 and 20, for you numbers peeps).  The talk ranged… Read more »

Hitting 500

Today.  Right here. In honor of my 500th blog post, I thought to check out the number 500 in the world around us.  Some interesting things shake out about this fantastic, yet often ignored, milestone. It appears that the number 500 is not beloved by the movie, TV or music fields.  To wit: – Only… Read more »

Can I get back to selling books, please?

I like to think of myself as a patient man, but I am suffering poorly this prolonged delay between the completion and release of the second editions of my books. Part of it is simply the marketing aspect.  After three consecutive month-long giveaways on Goodreads, I am swiftly losing any marketing momentum off those promotions…. Read more »

Money for nothing, write for free

I’m in a weird kind of limbo right now. I pulled the first edition of What if? off the market while the changes are completed.  The second edition of What Next? hasn’t finished conversion.  What Now? hasn’t even been released yet.  At the same time, the formative business with my friend has yet to gain… Read more »

When, suddenly…

…there was nothing to do. There I was, flush with the thrill and pride from completing my fantasy trilogy and then…meh.  Oh, there are several projects to talk about, writing and otherwise, but between now and when the book actually releases, well, not so much. Now, a more experienced or talented marketer than I would… Read more »

Writer’s remorse

Ever have that feeling after you’ve made a big purchase that goes something like, “I probably shouldn’t have spent that much” or “I wish I had bought the other one”? It’s a common feeling and it’s called “buyer’s remorse”.  Many times it happens well after the actual purchase as the thrill and pleasure of possessing… Read more »

A bitter pill to swallow

It’s day 2 of “Family Week”, so let’s get to it! My Stepmom is back home attempting her recovery, with Dad doing the caretaking that comes naturally after nearly 50 years of marriage. That means that I am dutifully running around doing the things that dutiful sons do, case in point, picking up prescriptions from… Read more »

Want to save the economy? Get rid of YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIdPPVkkHYs Oh no, is this another rant against technology?  Absolutely not!  I love technology.  Without technology, I wouldn’t be able to share all my other rants with you!  No, this is a serious discussion about the terminal impact YouTube is having on the economies of the world.  Before you snort in disbelief, read on! I never… Read more »

People, people everywhere and not a job to find…

We have serious problems troubling the world.  Violence in the streets and violence in the homes.  Wars between foreign countries and wars in foreign countries.  Divisions over culture and divisions over politics.  Worldwide ecology that is rotting and worldwide economies that are rotten. In all of that, is the trial of a person searching for a… Read more »