“It is difficult to say anything without saying too much…”

“It is difficult to say anything without saying too much: the attempt to say a few words opens a floodgate of excitement, the egoist and artist at once desires to say how the stuff has grown, what it is like, and what (he thinks) he means or is trying to represent by it all.” -J. …

Weekend Update: Going Cold Turkey

Sorry that I missed the usual Friday blog post, I was suddenly busy yesterday morning. But I’m here with another weekend update! Unfortunately for me, I’ve decided to severely cutback on my intake of pop (soda as some incorrectly call it) and I no longer keep it in the house. So that’s been a challenge …

Weekend Update: Kindle Vella

First, a quick Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there! As I mentioned in a previous post, Amazon is releasing a new reading app called Kindle Vella. It looks like it will be similar to Wattpad but with a greater focus on reading and writing than on commenting and socializing. And I’ve decided …

A New Project and Twitter Woes

Barely a week ago I finished the first draft of Creed: Mandate of Heaven and got it off to a couple beta readers. I haven’t received any feedback, but honestly I’m already tired of not writing anything. So I jumped into the next book already! Maybe a bit premature but I’ve come to really like …

Good Health and Good Luck

Time for a midweek update on the health situations in my family, and fortunately it’s a good one. My dad had his biopsy done and while technically the cancer is incurable, it’s highly manageable. He won’t need chemotherapy, he doesn’t have to make any big adjustments to his life, he just needs to take a …

Weekend Update: Writing Words and a Bumpy Ride

Hello again, everyone! Time for another weekend update. My writing is going well, I hit a real groove this week and rocketed past 60,000 words for Creed: Mandate of Heaven. I originally thought the first draft would clock in at around 70,000 words but it’s looking now like it’ll finish closer to 80,000. And unlike …

Weekend Update: So Many Words

Time for a little update on my latest projects! I’m nearing the 60,000 word mark for my work-in-progress, Creed: Mandate of Heaven. That’s about half as long as His Name Was Zach is and barely more than a third of the final word count for Her Name Was Abby 😮 But those were epics, and …

How to Write a Good Fight Scene

I’ve never thought of myself as particularly good at writing one kind of scene versus another, but throughout my His Name Was Zach series, one thing I’ve been told consistently by readers and reviewers is that they really enjoyed the fight scenes. So I guess I’m pretty good at writing fight scenes. With that in …

January: Month in Review

I checked my blog’s stats today, and I realized that this past January was my best month since November 2019! I had hundreds of views, like, comments, and finally broke 350 followers, getting all the way up to 365. With that I’d like to welcome my new followers, and thank the old for sticking around …

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