Guilty: One Writer’s Journey

You don’t become a writer. You can become a published author, a success, or find another way to get paid for your writing. Those things are all possible, and reasonable goals. But you cannot become something you either are or are not. I wrote my first book at age six,...
Good Shepherd Mulligan

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...

Labor Day

Labor Day It’s the first Labor Day when I have been working a day job in quite a few years. Well, I did work at a museum. But it wasn’t quite the same. I king of set my own hours, and I was so passionate about what I did, I almost would have done it for free. I’ve...

Guest Post: No More Words by Jim Lambert

Today I have a special guest: Jim Lambert, a friend, sci-fi writer, and a fellow Terry Pratchett fan. Despite sharing our last name, we are not related. At least not that we know of. It has become a standard joke and greeting at parties: the Lamberts, not related....

Art as a Business

I took a day off yesterday. In fact, I have been less busy the first part of this year on purpose. But I did a little “work” yesterday, if you want to call it that. I had a Skype call with one author who I greatly respect, and who does one thing we all...