Growing the Manuscript Beard

This is a repost from my now defunct Mr. Bloodtrail blog. I wrote this entry while working to complete the first draft of “Flight from Fear” in time to make the Royal Palm Literary Awards deadline. Being that “Flight” won 2nd place in its category for that contest, I thought … Continue reading

The 2009 Florida Writers Association Statewide Conference

This past weekend I attended the 8th Annual Florida Writers Association Statewide Conference held in Lake Mary, FL. The conference in 2008 was the first time I had attended this event. And even though I enjoyed the conference that first year, I was not in the best state of mind, … Continue reading

B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Chair)

I haven’t been writing much lately. My life’s been in a transitional state of sorts, which has put a damper on my creative productivity. I’ve recently moved from a temporary housing situation—which lasted nearly a year—to a two bedroom apartment. This will be Home a while. The big problem is … Continue reading

Nothing Like We Imagined

The inspiration for my blog’s title, Nothing Like We Imagined, was that we all have an idea of what our lives are going to be like. What or who we’ll be when we grow up. The journeys we’ll take. The families we’ll create. The accomplishments we’ll achieve. Well, it rarely turns out … Continue reading