Stop to smell the roses

Last night, as I was eating my Cubano sandwich and drinking beer, I gazed down the table and a revelation hit me. This is what I have been working to achieve the last few years. Here I was having dinner with fellow writers. People who love the craft as much as I do. People who […]

At Bat

Watching the Nationals win the World Series the other night got me to thinking that maybe I need an at bat walk up song to get me in the mood before writing. In Stephen King’s book, On Writing, he mentions when he got his first rejection, with an editor’s note on it, he felt like […]

Foundational Books: Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh was the book responsible for me starting my journal back in 1978. If I remember correctly, this was the book,  our teacher would read to us. I thought it was so cool how Harriet would “spy” on her friends and write about her world that I did the same […]

Sketch – Mysterio

Been awhile since I have drawn anything besides some doodles. But was inspired by a picture I saw of Mysterio on-line.  The Spider-Man movie was great A+, my drawing not so much.  I fell asleep while working on the fish bowl and put a random line there. I wish I had not blackened in his […]

Mid-Year Review 2019

This has been a solid year for me.  Two paid pieces published, and one on the way. A few short stories finished. Been meeting my deadlines. Future projects on the stove top. I have everything I need. I have a vision. My kung fu is strong! Let’s kick it up a notch and finish the […]

Toolbox – Memo App

Every once in awhile something comes along that just rocks your world. A piece of technology making writing easier. Today’s blog is being brought to you by my voice to text Memo app and I’m loving it. Not since GPS have I been this excited for software. A gentleman in my critique class is legally […]