Traditional publishing takes for-ev-er! Those novels you so love from popular authors can take up to two years to produce even if the author writes the book in six months. Because of this, my brain has come to expect long wait times. If I've submitted a story, I move on to my next piece while… Continue reading The Eye Published!
Have you ever been on a hike, enjoying the sun shining through the foliage overhead, the smell of pine and spruce on the wind, and then seen something off the path that you had to investigate? A lean-to someone left behind, a meadow filled with spring flowers, a mountain peak that begged for a picture.… Continue reading The Path
I must confess, I’ve not been good about submitting my short stories for publication lately. There’s a catch-22 usually with publishing. You have to be published to get published. It’s frustrating but really all this means is, like in most any job, you start at the bottom and work your way up. Not everyone succeeds… Continue reading One Story at a Time
Very, very, and I mean very rarely will a publication seek out writers for their book or magazine. Most of the time, a writer must submit to a publication and hope their writing is accepted. As any writer knows, this is a trial in patience and waiting. So when I received an email from Z… Continue reading Z Publishing
It's that time of year again...already. I've no idea where 2017 went, but it's interesting to look back for a second and contemplate. Last year this time I hoped to self publish one of the adventures in 2017. It was my next big project. I hoped you could, "hold a hard copy of an adventure… Continue reading At the Door of December
There was a point I wasn't sure this would actually happen...actually, there were a lot of points. There's a proverb that says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12) I've felt that heartsick feeling. Now I can say the flip side of the proverb is… Continue reading Savoring the Moment
As The Adventure's launch date arrives this weeks, my well laid plans screech into the finish line with the back end swerving out of control. As the saying goes, "We plan, God laughs." This may be true. I don't think the laugh is maniacal or cruel, I think it's just amused because God knows the… Continue reading Hiccups
Achieving dreams, pursuing dreams, realizing dreams. These sound so much nicer than achieving goals, pursuing goals, realizing goals. The former sound beautiful, exciting and empowering. The latter sound like we're sitting in a business meeting, working. When I post about The Adventure, it usually involves something about my 'life dream coming true,' and I use… Continue reading The Trap in Dreaming