As a writer, I do a lot of reading. Lots and lots and lots - usually about seven to ten books each week. I get these books from a variety of locations (deceased estates - sort through, read, distribute to regional libraries, etc.; libraries (and the debit pile); garage sales; e-books; my own two rooms … Continue reading A New Role, Perhaps?
At the beginning of the year I made a plan for 2018. And now it's June. It's the middle of my plan - do I dare look at the plan and see how I've done? Of course - I'm a masochist, love to inflict pain on myself - and I have to measure the tread … Continue reading Mid-year blues – or reviews?
Today was the day. It was. It was on the calendar, marked as a definite ending. The new novel to be published this day. It didn't happen. Now, I could say I had a premonition it would be this way, but it wasn't anything to do with that. Nor with the injury that's slowed me … Continue reading The Wednesday Word
The most important thing to learn is this: mastery of any craft only comes after the (who said this?) 10,000 hours of practical effort under the guidance of those who know and have mastered the skill. What it means is we learn from experience, from the doing of something while taking advice from those we … Continue reading A Review