A trying period

Family life can be tough. I have been having some serious, emotionally-charged drama occurring with me eldest daughter, and despite my best intentions, I haven’t written. I have always been on close terms… Continue reading

Time to get going (again)

I haven’t been writing. Without getting too deeply into it, I have been having some fairly serious emotional issues with my daughter, and it has sent me into a funk, to say the… Continue reading

Getting in the groove.

The funny thing is that I was not going to write that as my title tonight. No, I wasn’t going to write at all tonight, I had had a busy day and it was already… Continue reading

The Grove: Progress continues

Boy, being a writer sure can be hard sometimes. Even writing a relatively light amount like I do – five pages – can be a real struggle. I build up such a resistance… Continue reading


Something I have been working on lately (in fact it was pretty much all I was working on over the last few days) has been making outlines of my story ideas, which, if you have… Continue reading

Starting over (again)

I have been a naughty writer. Obviously, I haven’t been blogging, but that is due to financial issues and not having internet service for four days, but worse than that, I have not been working… Continue reading

Day Eleven (and Twelve)

I didn’t think I would be able to write this and say that I had completed my five pages yesterday, but thanks in part to my daughter having a mild allergic reaction to… Continue reading

Day Ten: Time to start a new story

Well, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to write today. I drove to Eugene to watch my 11-year old daughter’s performance at the end of her 2-week acting camp. We then ran… Continue reading

Day Nine

Finished. Done. Complete. Ahhh, those are words I like to say, and it is with great pleasure that I can say I have finished writing my newest short story, Madre Sombra. I actually… Continue reading

Day Eight

Ahh, you old devil Motivation. Of all the demons I face, you are my biggest bane, you are the homonculous that rides upon my shoulder, you little bat-winged leather monster, you shadow Djinn, you… Continue reading