He was sad… conveying emotion

When he thought about her, he was sad. If “he” is a supporting character, and the reason he was “sad” about “her” is not critical to the story, then I would be fine with the description. But if there is any significance to his sadness, “her” or the circumstances around either of them, then I’ve…

The Muse…When the Honeymoon is Over

    She walked into my study, her fuzzy bunny slippers slapping her heels with each step. “You have something for me?” I looked up from my computer and smiled thinly, apologetic, before shaking my head. “Sorry. I’m working on it though.” She lingered in the doorway, cupping her coffee mug with both hands. Her robe…

Seducing the Muse

I called out to her, nearly moaning in frustration. “Please! Give me anything.” She didn’t respond. So typical of the fickle, flighty fairy. When you need inspiration, she is nowhere to be found. She shows up on her own at the most inconvenient times; when you’re stepping into the shower, closing your eyes to sleep,…

When to breathe

Like hot dusty air, it burned with each breath. It didn’t matter that the air was clean and cool…my scene had me choking, my eyes watering. When to breathe? Writing my story (or rather, my story shoving me through a tube, squeezing me out at the other end with frantic key strokes) consumes me in…

Dropping the ball (automatically)

      And the ball was dropped…almost. There I was, minding my own business when something horrible happened…almost. I count myself among the lucky few authors who are able to make a living at the authoring game. Don’t get me wrong; my name isn’t Brad Thor or Clive Cussler (or J.K. Rowling or Dan Brown…), but…

Yes…I’m exclusive to Amazon. Here’s why

I am an Amazon exclusive eBook author… As of today. It’s not the first time I’ve tried the KDP Select program with Amazon. I enjoyed being able to run specials (5 days out of 90 required per exclusivity period). But I quickly found I could change prices on my own, whenever I wanted. (As long…