Success from Rejection

Success from Rejection

It has been said that what defines an author isn’t the actual publication of a book but rather being turned down for publication. How many people have an idea for a story they want to tell, compared to those who write it down? How do those numbers compare to the...
Sincerely Humbled

Sincerely Humbled

I’ve never been very good at self-promotion. Self-deprecation sure, but not the advertising and glorification of my qualities or work—ironic for someone who ran a business, I know. The relaunch of this website, coinciding with my taking writing as a hobby...
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...