So, I’m helping the kids with their homework during the afternoon homework session at the center. Two of the kids (7 – 8 years old) decide that having a shoving contest with me was a better idea than doing homework. Once we got that settled (I won) they were supposed to sit and read. One
So I was talking with one of the kids this morning, a young girl of seven years old. The conversation went something like this: Her: It’s ‘Meet the author’ Day at school. Me: That’s cool. Maybe you can meet me there sometime on ‘Meet the author day.’ Did you know that I’m a writer?
Let’s face it. I’m a bad blogger. My last post was … egads … last September. I’m not sure why I don’t post more often. I think it is because I don’t have much to say, which is strange as I’m trying to make it as a writer. I mean I could just talk about
Back at the beginning of the summer someone made a post on Facebook about the #100daysofwords Challenge. The basic idea is that you write at least 100 words a day, for 100 days in a row. If you miss a day. you have to start over again. The intent is that you write 100 words
Yesterday I finished typing up what I hope to be my first indie published work. It is a novella, about 30,000 words long, and is a comedic fantasy / mystery. Part of the process of putting together any published work is coming up with a title. I’ve got five potential titles ready to go, and
It’s been an interesting week. Interesting in the Chinese curse sense of the word. Hurricane Harvey, early on downgraded to Tropical Storm Harvey, moved inland on the Texas coast and sat on us, dumping rain upon our headsd for several days in a row. I’m currently house / dog-sitting for a friend of mine, in
So, instead of me talking about me all the time, I thought I’d turn things around a little and talk about you, dear readers. Or more directly, I have a question to ask you. What is your favorite genre of fiction? It could be books, movies, TV shows, TV shows / movies based on books,
Had a nice evening hanging out with other writers and having dinner. We do this from time to time. We meet at a restaurant, sit around, and talk about what’s happening in our lives. And we talk about writing. What things we are currently working on, problems we are having, things like that. We kicked
Wow! Where does the time go? I decided I would take a clue from my brother from another mother and start doing a weekly blog post again. Looks like my last post was Dec. 19, 2016, eight months ago. So what have I been doing since then? During the Spring I was teaching Python programming
Cat Gerlach asked me to contribute a Christmas themed flash fiction tale to her indie authors advent calendar this year and I was happy to oblige. Up until Christmas a new short story by a different author is posted on her site. The stories will stay on the site until December 26, then they disappear.