I have been able to get some steady work done on writing this week. That's a nice improvement from all of last year, where I got very little done. I have gotten through a first read-through and revision on all twenty-four of the short short stories. That was one of the big goals for this … Continue reading More Writing Getting Done
There is a definite nip to the air most days now. Not that I am complaining, mind you. Much as I like warm weather and dislike the really cold, this has been, overall, a not that great summer. It was either hot and humid, or raining, or both. So, now that we are seeing some … Continue reading Fall Is Definitely in the Air
Well, not "done" as in finished and ready to go. But as of today, the first drafts of all the stories for my very short story collection are written. Of course, first drafts means there is still a lot of work to be done, but this first phase is always a relief to have behind … Continue reading And Done
A collection of things that have been going on around here of late: We lost my Mom in early May. She was 93, and had a stroke last August which she recovered from relatively well. She had some weakness, although she was walking a little. Her speech was slurred at times and she had trouble … Continue reading Miscellanea
Next week, March 7-13, is Read an E-Book Week. All of my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords during the week. All will be at least 50% off, with several free choices. Lots of books will be on sale from other independent authors, as well. It's a good time to load up … Continue reading Read An E-Book Week, 2021
Happy New Year! Let's hope we move forward positively and to a brighter, better future for everyone! Instead of a review of something I have read or watched or listened to, I am going to make this my annual review of some metrics on the books I did read in 2020. I use the Goodreads.com … Continue reading Friday Review of My Reading Year
Did August seem like a month that both slid by at breakneck speed and crawled so slowly it seemed to be moving backward at times? It sure did to me. And here it is September. The year is winding down, and I can't say that I will miss 2020 when the calendar finally turns over … Continue reading Well, Hello There, September!
Flashes: A Collection of Very Short Fiction, my next project, is currently scheduled to be released in January. It will be a set of 24 short pieces, 12 sci-fi and 12 fantasy. There may be a bonus story, as well, but no promises on that one. I am not convinced on the title as yet, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Upcoming- Short Fiction
Well, there are. Most of them are the Halloween stories I have written over the last few years. I add to them when I have something I think you might like. I just published another one, called Get A Clew, that is pretty much a straight up murder mystery. If you are interested in reading … Continue reading Hey, Did You Know There Are Free Stories Here?
Since we all are- or should be- practicing good social distancing and staying home as much as possible, some of us may find ourselves with more time to catch up on our reading. To support this, Smashwords is currently running an Authors Give Back promotion to encourage people to read more, and maybe find some … Continue reading Wednesday Win (For You)