Posts Tagged: writing

The passion remains hidden

  About half a year ago, I came to this blog and posted a bunch of words that might have been a continuation of my young adult trilogy, Jeremy Shuttle Adventures. And then I never mentioned it again. As I begin walking again, thoughts of writing pop up once more, but I am concerned that… Read more »

Beached

It’s been almost a year since I’ve written anything besides this blog and greeting cards. It’s been almost three years since What Now?, the last of my Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy was published. And that’s about how long it’s been since I’ve gone out and just sat on the beach. Oh, I’ve walked by it… Read more »

It’s all about me

When this blog was first created, it was because of my books. There was no way, I was told, a writer could succeed in today’s market without a web and social media presence. Fair enough, but even back then I made sure there were no illusions about my blog. From the choice of its name… Read more »

Just an old-fashioned love song

(yes, they were one of my favorite bands) I’ve made no secret of my difficulty in getting into e-books. Reading them, that is. There’s just something so antiseptic about reading from a little flat glass screen. Sure, I got the big size Kindle Fire, but I think it’s the flat part that gets me. Conversely,… Read more »

Four years later

Huh. I just realized the headline could make people think this is about the election. Nope, not this week. This blog apologies for any confusion the title may have caused. When my last job ended, before a combination of age discrimination and lack of enthusiasm changed a job search into an early retirement, I thought… Read more »

Sometimes I have to look for the weird

And sometimes it just comes to me. For example, in the last two days, I received two new reviews of my first book, “What if?”. In one, the reviewer takes me to task for unbelievable dialogue while the other lauds me for its correctness. One was disappointed and the other pleased (yet the ratings only… Read more »

Write around the corner

I went out to eat lunch on the beach yesterday. It was cloudy and the 15-20 mph wind brought white-capped waves to pound the sand. The wind made it impractical to eat, but I stayed out there for a while in short sleeves and shorts. Despite the occasional chill from the wind, I managed the… Read more »

My problem keeping it up

I know, I know, this is probably a bit to personal for a public blog, especially considering the promise I made yesterday. But let’s face it, there aren’t that many people who read this thing and getting it all out there (no potentially inappropriate innuendo intended) might provide me the self-therapy I need. This may… Read more »

Time to hit those New Year’s resolutions

Excellent. My holiday season is over, so while you have to deal with Thanksgiving (my sister’s job) and Christmas (no kids and my nieces are both grown), I can get a head start on my New Year’s resolutions. Nothing so grand, just regular stuff. Let’s break it down into 4 big categories: Home is where… Read more »

The man with no plan

My current writing project is not proceeding as planned. That’s not a surprise, since I haven’t got anything planned for it at present. So far, I’ve got my germ of an idea and some characters. I’ve also got some character motivations, but as to what motivated those motivations, I’m still unsure. I’ve mapped out a… Read more »