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Ideas and Where I Get Them

People often ask me where do I get my ideas.  I can tell you that most of the ones that are in my books and are in planning for future books have all come from dreams that I have had over the last twenty…

Emotions and Purpose

Writing has a purpose and that purpose is to give the reader an emotional experience.  I have felt that since the first day I put the pen to paper.  At first, I have to admit, I felt that it wasn’t the greatest of feelings. …

Why I Write

This one should be obvious, but I feel it is important.  If not for me, then for the others like me who have a story to tell but are hesitant because we have all heard that you need to have a good reason to…

Website Update

As you can see, I’ve updated the site.  I did this because of a comment I received from someone who visited (a heartfelt thanks to that person, BTW).  I do try to make sure that this site is easy to navigate and people can…

Blown Timeline

Well, I kind of knew this was going to happen.  That’s okay, I guess.  It’s one of the perks of self-publishing.  I can set an artificial deadline and blow it!  Seriously, I am still working on Kingdom of Happy Fools.  I on about chapter…

Back on Track…Kind Of

It seems that I might be back on track for my goal of finishing Kingdom of Happy Fools for June (it might be the end of June, but June nonetheless).  I’ve had to pull the story apart–something I did with Copper Rain–rearrange the scenes,…

Flash of Brilliance

In the darkness of despair and utter defeat, the light of brilliance springs forth and illuminates the way forward. That’s my quote for the day…and it is mine (you can use it if you like).  I just thought of it right now and I…

Whelmed

Why can’t I just be whelmed?  Even though I have finished the second draft of Kingdom of Happy Fools, one might get the idea that I am near the home stretch.  If only it were so!  I have taken the whole novel apart scene…

One Step Forward, Four Steps Back

Evidently, this is part of the creative process.  It seems that I have taken a few steps back from where I was.  A couple of months ago, I finished the second draft of my novel and was in the process of fixing the structure…

Motivation

One thing I’ve learned in life is that success is a product of motivation.  Granted there is much more to it than that, but I’d like to just focus on that for just a bit.  Motivation is part of the equation for a great…