A Time for Change

It’s a new year. A time for reflection, resolutions, and change. I’ve done my share of reflecting which led to quite a few resolutions. Now it’s time to put some plans into action and allow the changes to take place. And while these resolutions cover various areas in my life, … Continue reading

Reboot: Making Lists

I’m sure you’ve heard the age-old advice that if you want to get organized, set goals, and get tasks completed then you should make a list. The reason why you’ve probably heard it over and over is because, as Sam Kinison once said, “IT WORRRRRKS!!!” Although … Sam was talking about something completely different. If you’re … Continue reading

Death of a Character – Part 5

This is the continuation of my series about removing a character named Heather from my novel, Such a Dreamer, during rewrites. You can read the previous post here. In this fifth and final installment of “Death of a Character,” Heather and Dane go their separate ways: ~ Heather would be … Continue reading

Death of a Character – Part 4

This is the continuation of my series about removing a character named Heather from my novel, Such a Dreamer, during rewrites. You can read the previous post here. In this segment, Heather hits Dane with some big news. News that will force him to make a major decision about his … Continue reading

Death of a Character – Part 3

This is the continuation of my series about removing a character named Heather from my novel, Such a Dreamer, during rewrites. You can read the previous post here. I really like this next deleted scene, because it’s the first big indication that there’s trouble in paradise. Dane wants to keep … Continue reading

Death of a Character – Part 2

As promised, I’m continuing my tribute to Heather, the character I had erased during a heavy revision of my coming-of-age novel, Such A Dreamer. If you missed the initial post, you can view it here: Death of a Character. The second deleted scene between Dane and Heather is when they … Continue reading

Death of a Character

I’m not sure if “Death of a Character” is the proper title for this post or not. It’s more like a “travel back in a time machine to change the course of events so that a character will never be born in the first place” kind of death. In this … Continue reading

The Twelve Year Novel Revisited

This past summer, I went into great detail on my blog site about my long unfinished novel, Such a Dreamer, and the journey and reasons why—after twelve years since its inception—I had still not completed it. If you didn’t get to read this three part series, which will give you … Continue reading

The Twelve Year Novel, Part 3 (the final part)

In case you had missed the previous parts, they can be read here: Part 1   Part 2 In the fall of 2007, I was invited to join a novel critique group hosted by local author, Sandra McDonald, who is well-known and respected in the fantasy and sci-fi genres. She’s also … Continue reading

The Twelve Year Novel, Part 2

Thanks to those of you who have left comments or given me feedback about Part 1 of The Twelve Year Novel, and if you missed it, you can view it here. During those years when I shelved Such A Dreamer, I took an important step that would ultimately help me … Continue reading