Hacking A Story Apart…

(This post first appeared on my Patreon page on 24 February. Patrons -- even if all they can spare is one thin dollar per month -- see my posts first. They also get to see the stories I publish 30 days in advance, plus a FREE .pdf copy, even if I charge for the ebook... Continue Reading →


A Real-Life Serial: Self-Publishing Impatience

 This is what I published 2 years ago (plus a couple of days).  You can click through and read it, it's a short-short and it's free.  It was my 26th; my 1st was published in January 2012. Looking back, it hasn't been that long. A bit more than 2 1/2 years I've been self-publishing. A few thousand... Continue Reading →

Relax, Writer!

Poor Bodhidharma is really getting a workout. I have a certain amount of trouble relaxing. Burning some nice incense is one of many ways I attempt to deal with that; as you can see, my incense burning dish really gets a workout. It's more than a problem relaxing. It's a manifestation of my inner perfectionist. I have... Continue Reading →

Angsty Emo Writer Blah Blah

 A few days of new words coming slowly and with great reluctance really grates on my nerves.Successful writers will mostly tell you that success -- having a goodly number of readers and selling material regularly -- comes slowly. That sure seems to be how it's going so far for me. The success stories that involve... Continue Reading →

Busy With Babies

You may have noticed that I haven't posted anything in an unusually long time. I have a perfectly good... PERFECTLY good, I say... explanation. We've been expecting a baby any minute now, and have been convinced, constantly, for two weeks, that the little guy was going to make his appearance ANY MOMENT. He's a tricky... Continue Reading →

Persistent Impatience

Yesterday I tweeted about how annoying it is that persistence does not pay off immediately.  Well, it's true.  Persistence is a challenge for me.  It's probably a challenge for you too.  I'm under the impression that it's a challenge for pretty much everyone, so I'm not going to try to claim that I'm a special... Continue Reading →

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