It’s Time to Quit Playing

OK, I’ll admit it, I’ve been procrastinating the past few months.  I haven’t been fighting to get my “Mik Murdoch” book ready to send out. For those of you keeping score, “Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero” is the second book I’ve written.  I actually wrote it last year during Nanowrimo.  It turned out so much better than I expected that I plan to send it out to publishers. There are two problems with that plan, though:  (1) Editing and (2) Synopsis. I know darn well that I can’t edit my own stuff with anything but a strong personal bias.  That means I won’t be getting the book into the best shape it can be if I don’t get outside help. I have put […]

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Of Promises and Gauntlets

My good friend Aaron has done it again.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please go back a day and read his previous post.  That should clue you in to what I mean. What?  You still don’t know?  I’m being overly obscure?  Even Aaron doesn’t know what I’m talking about? Honestly people, I thought you had all learned to read minds by now. But you are correct.  I am being a bit unclear.  Perhaps it is just my own paranoid, ego-centric self seeing things that aren’t there, but I could have sworn that Aaron was challenging me to another Nanowrimo. Even Terry is getting into the act.  I heard him clearly say that he had successfully completed the last […]

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Hats Off to a Master

Two weeks ago I wrote about Robert Jordan’s untimely passing.  It came as a real shock to me, as I believe I mentioned at the time, but it also got me thinking more strongly about a series of posts I have been meaning to write. I’ve actually had the title to this post sitting ready to go for the past five weeks or so, but I always had something else come up that seemed more relevant at the time.  I believe it is time to finally put words to title. Let me begin by saying that the author I’m about to mention epitomizes everything I want to be as an author.  She has been writing for several decades and continues […]

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