In the Spirit of Hugh Howey

Just read this inspirational blog post by sci-fi sensation Hugh Howey (aren’t they always inspirational?)…called “The Secret to Success.” That piqued my interest immediately since success has always been something I’ve been interested in. It caused me to get up off my butt and clean my entire apartment. I washed the dishes, made my bed[…]

This Week

I’ve been having a lot of trouble wrapping my head around how fast things seem to be taking off. I have been stunned by the response the The Wasteland Chronicles has gotten in the past week. I really don’t want to say numbers right now, but let’s just say I’m getting more downloads a day[…]

Milestone – 1,000 Sales

Well, since publishing the first book of The Wasteland Chronicles last December, the series has now reached it’s 1,000th sale (actually, on 1,005 at the moment). It’s hard to believe that in less than a year’s time, one thousand people have purchased one of my books, in one form or another. Like…actually paid, for something[…]

A Year From Now

For the first time in a while, I’m going to write a post. I used to do this more often, but I have just been letting general busyness get to me, I guess. I think that is a good thing, overall. With my new job, I have much more time to write, and it’s really[…]

My Writing Story So Far

If I were to tell my full story of life and writing, it would be many thousands of words. If I were to write this fifty years from now, it might be a hefty book (or two). Now, I just want to concentrate on my thoughts of my writing and my life in the past[…]

I’ll Get There

1. Today I wrote about 6-7,000 thousand words to complete my novella. Total of about 39,000 words. I have no idea whether or not it’s good. I guess I’ll find out when I read it over again and see what needs to be fixed. I have never written a book as fast as I’ve written[…]

The Dark Tower Comes In!

I am a huge Stephen King fan. Well, I say that when I’ve only read three of his books. Actually, four counting Bag of Bones. I read The Stand when I was a teenager, maybe fifteen or sixteen. The extended, 1100 page version. I was completely floored and finished the entire book in about a week. It was[…]

Rules for Writers

One day about two months ago, I was sitting during my lunch break and got the idea to write a list of “rules” that a writer should live by. I came up with about forty (really 31 rules, but some had sub-rules). Really it was just another expression of my nerdiness in trying to quantify/describe[…]

Toughness

Haven’t posted for a while. I want to post at least three to four times a week, but lately I really haven’t much to talk about. Apocalypse is doing just fine, thank you. It’s actually doing slightly more than I expected to, which is great. It feels good. Lately, I’ve been feeling rather discouraged concerning my[…]

Short Post for Today

Don’t really want to spend much time on a post today, but I heard something that’s gotten me thinking: “Giving up is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” I’ve been thinking that as far as my writing. I came home, feeling pretty down. I don’t know why. I think it comes from the fact[…]