Writing is a full-time job, even if you only spend an hour or two a day writing. And if you already work a full-time job and write on the side, you probably don’t get much sleep. Don’t worry, lack of sleep is normal for writers—the voices in our heads must come out! “I work eight … read more Writers Are Always Writing
I’m enjoying the pleasant, breezy spring weather in Texas, with a huge debt of gratitude to my sister Joan and her terrific husband David for giving me a home away from home and a place to relax and get back in touch with my creative spirit. A few weekends ago, we drove a few hours … read more In Search of Blue Bonnets
Finally, I departed on my road trip to Texas, which I began planning ten years ago. When I was a kid, my whacko mother told me that I had a half-sister, but she died of MS. In late 2005, I discovered on Ancestry.com that my sister was alive and well in Texas, and I made … read more Road Trip to Texas!
Last night, I was hard at work getting rid of most of the stuff cluttering my office and my life. The next round of freebies to be given away on Craigslist was some software I no longer use from…holy crap…25 years ago?!? Once state-of-the-art products like Adobe Photoshop 3.0, Microsoft Quick C, and Visual Basic. … read more Wait—How Did I Lose 25 Years?!?
I didn’t use Twitter much until recently, when a writing client and good friend, Tim Allen, convinced me I should take a second look. I got more active in the Spring, and today, I hit 10,000 followers on Twitter! I’ve met some awesome people there. If you are a struggling writer looking to expand your … read more I’m Liking Twitter!
If you have writing in your blood, it’s about more than just putting thoughts to words or churning out content for a resume credit or a paycheck. As Josh Whedon explains: “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m … read more I Write Because…
A bit of midnight randomness as I contemplate the meaning of my crazy life in a crazy world: “Life is like a bowl of cereal. A mix of milk that might be sweet or sour, a few shriveled raisins, lots of flakes and broken pieces, a healthy dose of irony, and a sprinkle of sugar … read more Crazy Life, Crazy World