Posts Tagged: writing

Writing properly

I’m a lefty. Now, that’s not inherently a bad thing.  Yes, it makes looking for sports equipment more challenging.  And sure, those little credit card thingies at retail stores all seem to be set up for righties.  But there are a lot of advantages to being lefty as well (for example, I can operate the… Read more »

I should get committed for my own good

Call me crazy, but I really need to be committed. Nah, not like the guy here, although I could probably use a good amount of time with an analyst (and who couldn’t, really?). What I need is to be more committed. I am a person who is easily distracted.  I have a lot of things… Read more »

The secret of my unsuccess

May brings many eventful days that always make it a highlight month for me.  There’s Mother’s Day, a long-time favorite even without Mom around anymore (plenty of other Moms still available for me to send cards or greetings), there’s the traditional Memorial Day weekend (not so significant a break these days) and, of course, my… Read more »

What’s up(beat)?

I was walking with a friend of mine on the beach yesterday (and a beautiful day it was, with the coolish water warming nicely by the end of our walk) and she was telling me about her new job that she was starting next week. She had given herself a week in between the old… Read more »

Something old, something new

Zipping through today’s post.  It’s opening day for Major League Baseball and a nationally televised game between my new look Marlins and the world champion Cardinals; it’s rematch time in a nationally televised basketball game between the Heat and the Thunder; it’s laundry day and it’s writing day, which means everything in between gets squeezed… Read more »

What’s so great about being great?

When I was a lad, I collected baseball cards, read books about baseball and watched baseball on TV when I could (having no professional team in Florida).  I really wanted to be a great baseball player. I was talented in the outfield.  I ran fast, had excellent anticipation for the ball off the bat and had… Read more »

Then what’s it for?

I had someone ask me the other day if my blog was helping me sell any books.  I paused a moment before replying and then, knowing what kind of response it would receive, I told him the blog wasn’t meant to sell any books.  Thus you have the titular comment for today’s post. This blog… Read more »

Spoiler alert

It’s a puzzler, make no doubt about it.  What to do?  What to do? When I first imagined this site, I thought of it as a journal, chronicling my travels as I wandered the cluttered, but strangely desolate, paths of fiction writing. In my mind, I had always pictured this as a ride with as… Read more »

Showered in thought

In my salad days, I used to look at showers as the necessary obligation between dirty and clean.  My goal was to finish as quickly as possible, since it was taking up valuable time I could be using to get dirty again.  My Grandma would often look at me and send me back into the… Read more »

Written on the sands

Nearly a year later, I’ve returned to my local beach with my comfortable chair and beach blanket to begin work on Book 2 of the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures, “What Next”. As before, I start with a jumbled mass of ideas I’ve been jotting down on a nearly finished yellow pad over that same time span. … Read more »