Not Top Secret

Hi everybody. Often, I hear an author talk about a project they are working on but then mention that it is ‘Super Top Secret’ or something like that. I never fully understand why that is exactly so if one of you knows, please let me know. Anyways, I just finished a major rewrite of a […]

For You Writers

Write. Enjoy what you are writing. Make it as good as you possibly can…but…within reason. Don’t re-write the thing to death. It may just lose its soul, the colonel of originality that made it uniquely yours, that thing you loved to write. Then. Send it out into the world. Publish it. Or, send it to […]

A Letter to Me From My Kids

Dear Dad! The kids and I thought we would get together and write you a heartfelt letter. With summer winding down, we can tell that you’ve been kind of stressed lately. We thought it was time to set the record straight on a few things. First, parenting is not supposed to be fun. So that […]

Avoiding the Poop

Easily twenty percent of my daily mental energy is spent figuring out how to avoid getting poop on myself. Between my 8 month old Josh, my 21 month old Fulton, and my 473 month old self, I’ve got way too many opportunities each day to land on the bad side of feces. And why do […]

Should You Traditionally Publish or Self-Publish?

Once upon a time many writers didn’t see this as a legitimate question. Authors would try as hard as they could to traditionally publish their work and only when they failed would they consider self-publishing. But that was then and this is now and the times they are a changing. Today, not an insignificant number […]

An Update

My life is CRAZY PANTS!  My wife and I welcomed a new baby boy to our already bustling home this past fall. That makes me an Octodad-  a stay at home Octodad.  A stay at home dad who takes care of a 15 month old and a 2 month old every day.  I’m not complaining […]

Write A Log Line Now

Welcome to all of you who are busy writing a novel for NaNoWriMo this month. Today is November 8th, so by now you should be well on your way to finishing your 50,000 words. Whether you are working on NaNo or are just polishing up that other MS you’ve been toiling over, one thing you might consider […]