Writing Progress: Getting Bogged Down


Word count: 6350 Today was hard. Really hard. I fought to get the words on the page. It was a struggle much like wrestling an opponent much larger and more confident than myself. I started by writing up the bio on another hero I intended to use later, and then I erased the start of … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: 15 Things About 2015

New Podcast Up: 15 Things About 2015


In this episode we take a look back at 2015 and discuss 15 things that each of us thought were noteworthy in the realm of fiction and media. We also discuss the things we thought were not that noteworthy. Of course, each of these things are discussed from a writer’s perspective. Find the episode here.

Writing Progress: Heroic Delusions


Word count after today’s session: 6,200. Today I tried something interesting with my main character. Without spoilers, I had Guillermo experience something in the last chapter that to the reader seemed plausible. In today’s passage we find him in hospital recovering from his injuries and his doctor doesn’t believe a word he says about the … Continue reading

Writing Progress: Strong Female Leads


Word count as of today is: 5,656. Today was a tough writing day.  I have recently hit a wall with the storyline, but last night something magical happened to spur me on. I was invited by a good friend to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens one more time. This was my third time viewing the … Continue reading

A New Direction for the Blog

A New Direction for the Blog


I need motivation.  Yeah, I’ve written about five novels now, but I still need motivation to sit down at the computer and write.  I also have a busy household with four kids, a full time job that is more than full time (I teach English and manage an alternative education program) so finding time to … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: Screenwriter/Novelist Drew Chapman

New Podcast Up: Screenwriter/Novelist Drew Chapman


On this episode we had the privelege of interviewing television writer and novelist Drew Chapman. Drew has been in the screenwriting business for many years. He has written for Disney’s “Pocahontas”, “Iron Man”, “Legends” on the TNT network and has written episodes for many network shows. He is also a novelist and his new series … Continue reading

Our Ordeal With BPPV

Our Ordeal With BPPV


Usually I have a pithy writing comment to make about the process, but lately we’ve been dealing with something as a family that is quite alarming and difficult to manage. Let me just say that for any parents who have disabled children, I am only beginning to understand your plight. My oldest daughter Kaylee is … Continue reading