Good Shepherd Mulligan

Look at the word count to the right of the page. See the Good Shepherd? There were a lot of words on that bar. They’re all gone. That’s right. I am starting over. Even though I have said before that going backwards is rarely a good idea. In this case I think it is. I […]

Hitting the Reset Button

The last two years have been full of mixed emotions and turmoil. The last three months have been especially trying. I’m not telling you so you’ll feel sorry for me, but more to share something with you I’ve discovered as a freelancer and a writer, some things I think you can apply to your life […]


It’s NaNoWrimo, which for the uninitiated stands for National Novel Writing Month. For many authors or just those who aspire to writing a novel, it’s a month of stress: an attempt to write 50,000 words in a single month. For me, that’s usually not a really big deal. If you write every day, it really […]

NaNoWriMo: Time Management

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.” — Miguel de Cervantes I sit here, at 4:47 a.m. knowing what can happen today, and what might happen, but not what will happen. Oh, I have a plan. I always […]