It’s interesting how quickly technology has evolved. When I was a little kid – like 6 or 7 – I thought it would be so cool to have a typewriter. It was only a few years later that just about every home had a computer. I loved using it to write, but I still felt … Continue reading How I write when I don’t have my laptop
Once I was done writing the book, I didn’t touch it for months. Before I had finished writing, I had resolved to stick to that plan of regardless of how I felt once I actually wrote the last word. I got the idea from Stephen King’s brilliant book, “On Writing.” I believe his suggestion is … Continue reading Editing the book
I wrote the last word of my novel in June of 2016. At that point, it had taken eight years to get there. As I mentioned in previous posts, the holdup wasn’t actually creating; it was getting rid of my fear of failure. That was a lifelong process I suppose, but I really got there … Continue reading The day I finished my novel
When I was a sophomore in high school, I read “The Pact” for the first time. It had come out a few years before that, and was hot in the streets. I’m not sure if “loved” is the word for this book – if you know the story, then you know it’s kind of intense … Continue reading How to get rid of writer’s block
Well, when your budget is $0 it kind of limits your choices. It would have been awesome if I’d had been able to afford to have an artist create something original and amazing after reading the book, but that wasn’t in the cards for me. You know how people usually assume artists are broke until … Continue reading How I chose the cover art for my book
I’ve watched “The Voice” before, but I’ve never been so into it that I’d watch every week. Well, as of last night I am all in on this new season. When my roommate, Corey, told me that his friend Jimmy was going to be on the show, I was intrigued. He told me about how … Continue reading Adam Levine thinks Jimmy Mowery could win “The Voice,” so hop on the bandwagon now!
When Aunt Kathy first passed away, I was reluctant to write about her. I wanted to be respectful of her family, and I never wanted the perception to be that I was using her for sympathy or attention. As time went on though, I realized that I was having trouble with the grief process and … Continue reading Writing through grief