Work Stress

Work Stress

Perhaps three months ago our IT services team received an invitation to participate in an RFP (Request for Proposal) from a large municipality in the Bay Area. They wanted to move from an ad-hoc and as-needed IT services model to one with real proactivity, project...
Reflecting on the Story

Reflecting on the Story

After 62 entries in the series, my story arc based on Obsidian Interactive’s RPG Tyranny has come to an end. It hasn’t finished, not by a long shot, but the final scheduled post went up yesterday, and with that I have no more content waiting in the wings,...
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...