Closing Out 2016

Closing Out 2016

Dec 28

The year has come to a close, making this the perfect time to sit down and take a look at how the year went. I wanted to look back over the last 12 months to see where I would rate my productivity as we are closing out 2016. There were a few things I could look at to measure whether the past year was a success. No, I am not referring to any six figure paychecks or mega-book deal. Those measuring...

One Genre May Not Be Enough

One Genre May Not Be Enough

Sep 30

Gone are the days where every story falls under one genre, instead readers are given ones mixed with two, three, or more genres. More and more I see books blending various genres into their story and this is a great thing. Why? Sure sometimes the author takes this route to reach a wider audience and garner more book sales. Majority of the time it is the nature of the story which leads to this...

Readers Will See What They Want

Readers Will See What They Want

Jul 02

Writers spend countless hours crafting their story but no matter what they do, readers will see what they want. I learned this in a previous life working in the loss prevention field. My investigators would spend time giving detail descriptions of individuals we were looking for. No matter what we said, the employees would form different images in their head which would never match up. This is...

Reading Will Always Be The Key

Reading Will Always Be The Key

Feb 07

This may not be a new to most folks, but reading will always be the key to our lives as humans beings. It has helped us grow as every way possible. Despite this, most folks do not read and this still amazes me. It is bad enough how many people stop reading books after they are done with their high school or college years. I do get it how there can be little interest in reading something for...

How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

Jan 16

With the recent loses of Alan Rickman and David Bowie, it is hard for the majority of us not to wonder about your own mortality. We all know our time on this planet is limited.No matter what we do. there is no way around it. Death is inevitable. Which leads us to thinking of all kinds of question. When or how will it happen? What happens after we die? One question a friend brought up the other...

2016 Goals

2016 Goals

Jan 08

The start of the new year has come and gone and it is time for my 2016 Goals. I tend to stick with goals over resolutions because of they are always changing. It has always helped to me have things down in writing and in view. Whether it was on a Post-It or a piece of paper, this helps keeps me moving forward on those days when it is hard to. So without further waiting, here are my 2016 goals in...