Category Archives: Personal

Going to the movies

Here’s how you can tell someone else (in my case, my wife) has always been getting to the movie theatre first and buying the tickets: it’s finally you in line and you hand the guy a twenty for two tickets and can’t understand why he’s looking at you for more.

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New Half-Year’s Resolutions

Most normal people wait for the end of December to roll around before deciding on New Year’s Resolutions. I, however, have never been called normal and don’t feel like waiting the six months. So here are my Half-Year’s Resolutions. Write 150,000 words of new fiction. This averages to a little under 6000 words each week. […]

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A look back on 2010

What a year! I sold my first novel, Cracking the Ice, to WestSide Books.  It will be appearing in May, 2011. That all by itself makes 2010 a watershed year. I also sold three short stories: “Age is a Four-Letter Word,” “A Simple Matter of Priorities,” and “Blue Note Heaven.” I wrote another novel, several proposals, […]

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The Power of Inertia

inertia – the tendency of a body to preserve its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force. Man, does this apply to writers!  The more you write, the easier it is to keep writing.  The more you don’t write, the harder it is to get started. Before I go […]

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