Category Archives: persevere

Battle Scars – The Writers Road

    “You are responsible for your own career.” I’ve got that quote posted on my monitor, where I can see it every day. It’s been there a long time. I’ve internalized the message over the years, and I thought … Continue reading

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Writing Advice For Winners: Eat Your Lima Beans!

Aaand we’re right back into the swim of it. Rejections from three different editors on three different stories in the last 24 hours. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; rejections don’t bother me. I’ve long since stopped … Continue reading

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Expectations

I’m coming up on a couple of major milestones in my life. Six years ago this week, I made a commitment to myself to focus all my efforts on becoming a professional writer. In less than two weeks, I’m going … Continue reading

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Writing: It’s a Good Gig

I’m not pointing a finger; I’ve done my own share of whining as well. And while I’ve said that writing is the best job I’ve ever had, like any occupation, it isn’t always fun and games. It’s a gig like … Continue reading

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Spice Up Your Fiction

While I do think of myself as primarily a writer of speculative fiction (a somewhat broad category which includes, but is not limited to, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror), I’ve been mixing things up a bit lately. After writing fantasy for four … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

Happy Solstice! Saturday is the shortest day of the year.  In the ‘old’ days (the really old days), people celebrated the end of darkness and return of the light.  From now until June, good ol’ Sol will shine its light … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: DESTINY BLUES

For those of you who have been with me a while, one of my early urban fantasy novels (working title FATE) is about to be published.  I just got a proof of the hard copy, and I confess I got … Continue reading

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