Goals for 2019

It's that time of year again, where we all decide to really do the things we want to do. Usually it lasts for a couple months then we fall back into our ruts. That's why it's better for goals to be concrete, realistic, and achievable! Here are some of mine for the next year. Make …

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The books I read in 2018: the good, the best, and the rest

This year I continued my exploration of the literary. I read 34 books, the same as last year (missing my goal of 40 by a fair amount) and only two of those could be called genre. Of those 34, most were brilliant, some extremely so, and very few were bland or uninteresting. I don't think …

First story of the year

Not even out of the first week. A good sign! Damn it feels good to be a writer. Creation has been slowed due to all the editing I've been doing, so it is a much needed brain flexing to actually work on something new. Now, back to the grind...

The first day

A brand new year! Feels just like the last one, doesn't it? That's because the difference is completely arbitrary! So keep doing what you're doing, keep working toward your dream, and don't give up because you didn't make some fictitious deadline. Write on!

The last day

This year I finished a novel, wrote and mostly edited a novella, wrote a number of short stories that I forgot to keep track of, made a blog post every day this year, read/listened to 34 novels, and helped start an online magazine. It's been a productive year for writing! Best novel I read this year: …

What are your resolutions?

To write more? I bet one of them is to write more. All us writers tend to make that resolution every year. But the trick to keeping those resolutions is to make your goal something measurable, and achievable. For example, no nebulous 'write more' goals. Pick something solid like 'write a story each month' or …

2017 EVE

The end of the year has arrived, and I did not complete my goal of publishing two novellas, but! I am on the way to completing a novel instead, which I am feeling very excited about and loving every minute of. I did achieve my goal of blogging more thought stuff, instead of just reviews, …