I've walked every day for 20 days now. I'm trying to keep that streak alive. One hour, 3 and 3/4th miles. Which means, in 3 months I will have walked the equivalent of to Portland and back. 😇 I'm a ...
I mentioned I would address my writing in light of my heart attack later. Here it is. Surprisingly, it seems to have reduced my urgency, instead of increasing it. If you had asked me in advance, I ...
I've been hinting about a health episode, but I've decided this blog is of no use to me if I can't be candid. So I had a heart attack three months ago. I'm fine. A stint was put in and I was out of ...
Without me really being aware, speculation has re-entered the comic market. When I started at Pegasus Books 39 years ago, a big part of buying comics was expecting some of them to go up in value. I ...
I made an early choice to avoid mainstream publishing. In fact, the only way I was lured back into writing at all was because I could dodge that whole process. (I had three mainstream mass market ...
A writer friend of mine is basically saying he doesn't want to write anything unless it's great. Which to me is the perfect recipe for writing nothing at all. How good a writer one is is a big subject ...
I've become such a know-it-all about small business that it's become obvious to me that I'm a know-it-all about small business, therefore I realize that I know nothing. Yeah, I don't see my own faults ...
There is the advice for writers to challenge themselves. "Takeover" was a challenge. I decided I would write character sketches to a bunch of characters before writing the novel. After I'd written ...
Wrote one thousand words on "Ruby Red and the Robot." I've been stuck on this story for months. I literally had the heroes trapped in a room--and couldn't figure out how to get them out. Finally, just ...
Linda shamed me into gardening--quite rightly. She'll be along to deny it, but I know a hint when I hear one. The lawnmower wouldn't start--which has to count as one of the top ten annoyances of ...
Finally sat down to wrestle with "Takeover." I very much like what I did there. But it was an experiment that didn't quite work, reading wise. It was a bunch of individual testimonials in individual ...
Finished the last 100 pages of one book, "The Accidental War" by Walter Jon Williams, then all 438 pages of "Twisted Prey" by John Sandford, and then the first 60 or so pages of "Dark Intelligence" by ...