Dialing it in…slowly.

I’m trying to find my niche for this blog. I’m a huge comic book fan. The book I wrote(it’s with the editor as of this writing) was conceived as an idea for a comic book. It’s safe to say comics have been a major influence on my life. I’ve been reading a lot of “how-to”… Continue reading Dialing it in…slowly.

Dismissing your fan base

This could cause me to lose followers (not that I have many now) but being a writer who leans left is becoming something of a cliche. As of this writing I have over 1200 followers and the majority identify as leftist. You can’t tell me there are no conservative sci fi writers out there. I’m… Continue reading Dismissing your fan base

The Flight

The cockpit filled with smoke as Captain Ray Braxton scrambled to put out the fire. For everyone he extinguished, another came to life. He glanced at the viewscreen hoping to see where his runaway ship was going, but it showed only a pattern of black and white lines before it exploded. The captain shielded his… Continue reading The Flight

Life is Hard…Read.

This might cause me to lose points with some people, but I write because the world needs to be entertained. Not scolded. I don’t write to explore the human condition or to point out all the atrocities being caused by large, faceless corporations and/or governments. I’m not trying to start a revolution or cause people… Continue reading Life is Hard…Read.

Inspiration

Inspiration. It’s that intangible thing that hits everyone from time to time. Most of us recognize it but don’t do anything with it. Some jump at it and start using it but they end up fizzling out just as quick. Then there are those who grab hold of it with both hands and wrestle it… Continue reading Inspiration

Looking Ahead

The holidays are behind us and a brand new year is ahead of us. How are you going to tackle 2020? I’m still working on figuring that out. I’m 90% done with the first draft of my book. Time has gotten away from me. Between the holidays, work and family obligations finding time to write… Continue reading Looking Ahead

A Welcome Diversion

This weekend I took a break from writing to work on another project. Something I haven’t done in a while that needed my attention. Organizing my comic book collection. Comic books sparked my imagination and set me on my path of writing. While I started writing later than most the seeds were planted way back… Continue reading A Welcome Diversion

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

When it came to Christmas, I’ve always had a fake tree. My wife always had a real one. When we got married we settled on an artificial tree because it was easier at the time. So now after almost ten years of marriage we have a real one. I’ll go up into the attic and… Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Sticking Points

I’m working on my first book. And even though I’ve had the concept for years and I’ve outlined it fairly well, there were some elements that needed some prodding. I had a villain but I couldn’t settle on a good name. I had other aspects of the story 99% done but something was missing. I… Continue reading Sticking Points

Sunday Thoughts

This might be an unpopular opinion, but I hate snow. I loathe it. Give me 80 degrees, blue skies and a cold drink while I sit on my front porch. It does, however, have one redeeming quality. I forces me to stay inside and focus more on my writing. If it were sunny and warm… Continue reading Sunday Thoughts