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Step Right Up!

I will admit: I’ve been all over the place creatively in the last few weeks.  Let’s review, shall we? There’s my current novel – finally completed and being edited all to hell before I finally give it to my beta readers – which will not be before the end of the year as I’d hoped, though I am the one solely responsible for creating that deadline.  Once they’ve submitted their input, there’ll be a second…

Level Up!

I’ve enjoyed playing video games since I was very young.  It didn’t matter what platform the game was on: arcade, PC, console, and now mobile – you name it and I played it.  I’ve loved side-scrollers, first person shooters, MMOs, RPGs, MMORPGs…just give me all of it. But, my gaming life forever changed when I got my hot little hands on a copy of Final Fantasy VII.  Though it had the number seven in the…

The Dangers of Double Dipping

I’m in the process of editing my novel into suitable rough draft form before handing it over to my beta readers. I admit to feeling like an overprotective parent – trying to make sure that my awkward but well-meaning progeny is ready for what I hope to be an encouraging and thought-provoking debut. Yes, the term is “rough” draft, so it’s not meant to be at 100%, but neither do I want to have to…

Work + Life

Most of us toiling away at work every day live for moments of downtime – when we’re away from work and can do as we please.  My friends and I have dreamed, at one time or another, about what it could be like to not have to work at all.  What would it be like to have a full day open to do as much or as little as you’d like? I used to think…

Looking Ahead

A writer’s work is never truly done, in my opinion.  I think that a good practice is to always be working on something – whether it’s a full writing project, outlines for a potential project, or a blog. Before the end of the year, my first novel will be fully immersed in the beta-reading stage.  That means it’ll be out of my hands until the jury, er, beta readers read it through and provide input. …

Origins

I started reading before I was three years old.  I don’t recall the steps involved in learning how to read; when the alphabet started to become familiar to me, or when combinations of letters became recognizable as words.  All I know is that, suddenly, I could read. It was amazing. I could often be found sitting on one of the sofa cushions that I’d yanked to the floor, with a book in my hand and…

Music: The Wellspring

Some find it interesting to learn that I have a soundtrack for everything I’ve ever written.  Music lures my creative mind to depths that allow me to come up with storylines and bits of dialogue that, once the music is off and I’m reading the results, still surprise me to this day. Music also helps me to get through scenes that I find emotionally difficult.  I find it easier to write the scene away with…

Kick the Door Down and Shimmy on Through

Just about every writer, established or otherwise, has advice on how to get your name out there and what you should do to overcome any fear you might have of becoming a published author.  I’ve read any number of articles, novels, and columns detailing that very thing.  I’ve made numerous attempts to follow the very steps described…and it just didn’t work for me. The fact is that overcoming fears, as with many challenges in life,…