Posts Categorized: Money

What do you want to be when you grow up?

This Sunday, elder nieceling comes to visit. Weather permitting, we’ll start the day with a long walk, then come back and hang out, maybe watch a movie on the big TV and meet the grandparents for lunch. In and around all that, we’ll look for a job.  Well, a job for her.  Well, a different job… Read more »

I’ll take “Doctors and Auto Mechanics” for $500, Alex

If only. Okay, you know where this is going, so let’s get right into it. As mentioned previously, I had a weird August.  Filled with mishaps and money-draining misadventures.  A lot of those events revolved around the health of me and my vehicle. The similarities between “healers”, doctors and mechanics, is quite pronounced.  You go… Read more »

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 »