Tag Archive | Indie author

My First Taste of Rejection From a Friend

The other day I was having lunch with a friend and I started talking enthusiastically about my writing.  Because I’m self-publishing and we’re boys, he teased me a little about the whole thing.  Then the conversation got a little more serious and he asked me if I thought I had something a “real” publishing house […]

Reflections on my Brief Radio Career

For two months I co-hosted a radio show, then Life decided I was getting too busy to do that and write my book, so I had to give it up.  Before that, like a few weeks before, I had been doing a show with a friend of mine at his university.  Essentially, I had no […]

The Power of Music #ROW80 Update

My Goal: 1 hour, but minimum 30min of writing fiction during workdays and 2 hours any day I’m not working. Previously on the ROW80 update, I mentioned getting a smart phone and it has proved to be a wonderful tool to waste time with.  Haven’t found any writing apps I like, but I did find […]

My New Author Friends: Love Series Part 8

That’s right!  The last part of my series is all about you! There’s something special about creative communities that reminds me of my experience at Comic Con last year.  The event is huge.  So big in fact, that the convention center you’re walking into seems like a small town.  And this town is full of […]

Okay Progress, But Good News #ROW80 Update

My Goal: 1 hour, but minimum 30min of writing fiction during workdays and 2 hours any day I’m not working. I’m starting to notice a pattern.  Even with the minimal writing time I set for myself, Mondays to Wednesdays are much harder for me than Thursdays to Sundays.  Seems I always have a bunch of […]

Butt-Kicking Chicks: Love Series Part 7

From a guy’s point of view, a pretty girl beating the crap out of the bad guys is a wonderful sight, but if that’s all there was to these women, their charm would’ve faded long ago. Way before the butt-kicking chick became popular, I was into them because I’m a big horror movie fan.  Particularly […]

Blogging: Love Series Part 6

So this is a fairly new love, but it’s impact no less important. Up until last summer, I was not a blog reader.  I barely had an understanding of blogs.  It wasn’t until I started looking into my publishing options that I found and immersed myself in them.  Many hours into days and weeks were […]