Rough Drafts: The Rougher the Better

Rough Drafts: The Rougher the Better

I’ve been struggling to finish another full-length book this year. But, I finally realized what was holding me back and now I feel stupid because it was something I’d learned long ago. I wasn’t making my rough drafts rough enough. THE PROBLEM: TOO MANY TASKS  I was...
Self-Publishing Mistake 1: Slowing Down and How To Fix That

Self-Publishing Mistake 1: Slowing Down and How To Fix That

As I mentioned in my original 5 mistakes post my biggest mistake was slowing down. I have a thousand excuses for this. Life got in the way blah, blah, blah. It doesn’t matter. I had slowed down the output of words which led to fewer books which led to less news...
I’ve Screwed Up: 5 Strategic Mistakes In Self-Publishing

I’ve Screwed Up: 5 Strategic Mistakes In Self-Publishing

We’re supposed to learn from our mistakes. It’s what makes us grow as people or something. Usually I find it better to learn from others’ mistakes. It saves me the embarrassment that comes with the lesson. But, sometimes making our own mistakes is unavoidable. In...

I’m Not Writing For You Anymore

I’m not writing for you anymore. And, I’ll be honest, I never really wanted to. I wanted to write for me. It was a totally selfish act. When I first started writing books it was a way to escape the pressures of my day job. I’d sit by myself for hours without a clue as...

Meet My Character Blog Tour

Welcome to my leg of the Meet My Character Blog Tour. I’d like to thank Thomas Scott for inviting me to participate. Thomas is the author of the State Series which includes State of Anger and State of Betrayal. Each follows the protagonist Virgil Jones, a detective...
What if corporations ran America?

What if corporations ran America?

Some people think they already do. With armies of lobbyists, lawyers and war chests fueling super PACs, people say companies get their way over the needs and rights of the people. But, in the future,when world governments default and the corporations assume the debt...