Pat Yourself on the Back

Pat Yourself on the Back

May 13

Every success is usually preceded by several failures so it is important to remember to give credit when it is due. You know where I stand on rewarding the small stuff but I tend not to follow what I tell folks to do and pat yourself on the back. Not sure why but I have always found it hard give myself credit when it is due. No matter what facet of my life it is, I tend not give myself any props...

There Will Never Be Another Star Wars

There Will Never Be Another Star Wars

May 05

Today fans celebrate May the Fourth Be With You. While it helps bring in another generation of fans into the film franchise, there is no denying the one simple truth. The truth is there will never be another Star Wars or anything resembling it but it does not mean we should stop trying to create something bigger than a simple story. I am still baffled when I hear people say my work could never...

Creating Something Unique Is Hard

Creating Something Unique Is Hard

Apr 29

Don’t let anyone out there full you. Creating something unique is hard  no matter how you look at it. On a recent idea walk, the kiddo and I discussed how hard it can be when you are trying to create something unique no matter the medium you are using. The topic came up when he was told me about the difficulty he was having making a new character for a card game he is developing. This was...

March Was A Real Witch

March Was A Real Witch

Apr 15

The combination of awful weather and life things popping up in March made it an unproductive and a real witch of a month. Things started off all well and good. I was working on several stories at a good and was avoiding any major roadblocks. That was until Mother Nature decided to step in. One week into the month a massive windstorm came through MI and we ended up without power for five...