A Book in my Hands

A Book in my Hands

Yesterday I was honored to receive the fully-revised draft of my first novel from my editor, who over the past month painstakingly went through and corrected/standardized not only the spelling and grammar used throughout but also made suggestions for word order, scene...
Putting it Down

Putting it Down

Over a very productive weekend I found myself writing the closing words of the final rough draft of my first book. Two hundred pages of adventures in what I could best describe as a mash up of “Scooby Doo” and “Stranger Things,” and I could...
The Thralls of Leadership

The Thralls of Leadership

Upon reflection I find the number of times I have found myself in leadership positions to be of note. Whether it’s heading up an improvisation troupe, presiding over student and community organizations, entering management in the business world, or leading...
Stretching Forth

Stretching Forth

After more than 40,000 words spread through 32 fiction posts, I’ve been able to compile a rough draft for what I hope will be my first published novella. Never one to embrace editing—I fully understand its utility and necessity, I just am not practiced or...
Holes

Holes

A good friend of mine is a civil engineer, focusing on the design and implementation of parking lots, luxury resorts, and municipal routes. He spends a lot of time going back and forth with architects about local laws, codes, and the need for proper water runoff...
Begging Forgiveness

Begging Forgiveness

Of late there has been much said about apologies, forgiveness, and what it means to move forward after a public or private dispute. The question of what it means for people in different positions and professions to be put to task for their actions, and how the public...