Death of an Inspiration

This is going to be a weird topic for me to come briefly out of hiatus for, but the more I thought about it, the more I needed to get my thoughts out in a coherent way on the topic. I've just seen the news that Chester Bennington, the lead vocalist for Linkin Park, has … Continue reading Death of an Inspiration


Trying to Plan for the Future

Well, it's almost October, which means you know what's coming. I will never apologize for that. Every year, this is what I think of. I am unrepentant. But it's true, November is coming and I have no idea what I'm doing for the month. What I'm thinking, however, is that I'm going to use October … Continue reading Trying to Plan for the Future

Finding a Method for My Madness

I've always liked the idea of a day planner, but I've never been very good at keeping one. Even when I was in high school and they gave you one every year to track your assignments, I did the bare minimum with it, and always wanted to do more and didn't manage to do it. … Continue reading Finding a Method for My Madness

Chasing the Elusive “Idea”

So in my quest to be a more-published author, I routinely wander off and look for places accepting submissions. I'm not fantastic at short stories, but I've gotten a bit better and it's easier to find places accepting those than trying to find somewhere your little niche book will fit in. But here is the … Continue reading Chasing the Elusive “Idea”

Background Music

(Author's note: I'm writing this just before I leave on my weekend trip, and I'm on very little sleep and only have half of an idea of what I was thinking when I started this post. Sorry if it loses focus!) One of the more commonly asked questions I see floating around the writing community … Continue reading Background Music

When the Words Won’t Come

I know I've talked about writing through depression before, but I'm not sure I've talked much about what we'd all consider "writer's block." I can't remember; I know I've talked about it somewhere, and it was probably here, but HEY LET'S DO IT AGAIN. That feeds into what I'm talking about anyway. I can make … Continue reading When the Words Won’t Come