White Jesus there’s nothing wood about the cross from which jesus hung yet it burned in the fire of the cigarette he lit for his woman when she asked for one we were drinking liquor straight from the heart of a rapist from the bleeding forehead of a bumbling shithead trapped in a trunk in... Continue Reading →
PB and Done!
I just typed the last word of the first draft of my latest novel in progress, Pittsburgh Blue. She'd done. If you're interested in a raw sneak peak, check out my last post. What this means is two thirds of the first drafts I'm working on are done. One more to go, and it has... Continue Reading →
Pittsburgh Blue – New Novel
I'm just about done with the first draft of my Nano novel, Pittsburgh Blue. It's a science fiction story about a retired satellite engineer who is pulled back into the fray when a single satellite from a constellation of over 60,000 comes crashing down over Pennsylvania. What's the big deal? People in areas contaminated by... Continue Reading →
Subscriptions and Donations
I've recently realized that I'm probably failing to maximize reader access to my books and poetry. To remedy this, I'm adding subscription service tiers that will give some of you exactly what you want. You can now sign up for Poetry, Fiction, or a combination feed. I'll be working over the next few months on... Continue Reading →
2020 – Looking Back
When I was a teenager, my parents moved our family to a small town on the coast of Georgia. Aside from the shock of being relocated from Hawaii to the mainland in the middle of winter, we also experience the joy of moving to a town with a paper factory. If you've ever been anywhere... Continue Reading →
As of two days ago, I'm gathering the poetry that would be the first third of my next collection and I'm preparing bits of it to be sent off to contests and magazines. That seems to be the next logical step in my writing career, since I've already published a few collections. Really, I'm partially... Continue Reading →
The Swing of Things.
Having the opportunity to support my wife throughout pregnancy and in child birth has been something I've really enjoyed taking time off for. While I have been working my day job throughout most of this time, the brief sabbatical from peripheral tasks has really allowed me to absorb the full spectrum of emotions we've been... Continue Reading →
Today, as a writer views it.
The new plant in my office brought a few bugs in with it. I've been sitting here smashing the little dudes for three days. It's always dark in here, so I'm hoping the strip of LEDs is enough for the plant, but not enough for the bugs. Either that or I'll smash them all at... Continue Reading →
That’s not where I left it…. is it?
Let's say you've got part of a novel's first draft done. Four chapters knocked out. Something happens and you decide to stop working that project for a bit. Maybe a glitch in the matrix makes you forget about it for six months, who knows? So, you finally sit down at your computer, ready to attack... Continue Reading →
What I’ve Learned About Writing
As I pass the halfway point in year two of taking writing seriously, I'm able to look back and see all of the wonderful lessons I've learned. It's really something amazing that I can compile a good sized list of these things after such a short time. Since I am able to put together a... Continue Reading →