the walking drum

since I last posted, some incredible things have happened. The Amazon “Breakthrough Novel Award” officially began February 16th at midnight, and at 12:01 I had my manuscript submitted. It’s been polished and edited more times than I ever thought it would be, but I know each successive edit is only improving my work. After having … More the walking drum

Measuring the Wind

Well, it finally happened. Last week actually, but it’s taken some time to get used to the idea. I’m still getting ¬†used to it. After months of running about and applying for positions around town with my hat in my hand, I finally landed a job as a writer at a TV station. It’s not … More Measuring the Wind

Saturday Morning

I’ve been having trouble sleeping all week, waking up early for interviews and for work. “Early” is a relative term, I stay up until 2 or 3 most nights, so anything before 10 AM is pretty early for me. In any case, Saturday morning, no work, and of course I’m up at 8:30. Lying in … More Saturday Morning

Overdrive

So it’s time to kick it into high gear. The steam has been building over the last few months, and it’s finally coming to a head. Is that the right term for steam? Well it’s getting pretty intense, anyways. I’m finding heaps of new motivation and energy where work is concerned, and getting things done … More Overdrive

Ripples

So we’re on track. I’ve begun sending the manuscript out to agents, and so far the return time seems to be around 4-6 weeks, which seems pretty reasonable to me. Finding agents is tough, and I’m prepared for rejection letters, but there is a big part of me that, I think objectively, is going to … More Ripples