Keep going!

Years ago I was reading a book about USMC machine gunners in Vietnam. That was where I discovered the ‘Marine Corps way of doing things’: an artillery barrage followed by an advance, no matter how small, and then you did it all again. Well, sometimes writing is like that too… I know this is trueContinue reading “Keep going!”

Blogging vs Books: Similar but different

As a writer and Editor in Chief I have to wear a couple of different hats in the process of getting a book out. Similarly writing a book and writing a blog post are both writing, but there are some real differences. A blog: writing in the now Blogposts tend to be things that areContinue reading “Blogging vs Books: Similar but different”

You should at least try…

At some point today a Kickstarter I set up for a Forever Mountain Publishing novel (worse, one of my own novels…) is going to close without funding. Yes, it is a temporary defeat. But, you can’t let the temporary defeats get in the way (Napoleon Hill said that back in the 1930’s…). In fact, asContinue reading “You should at least try…”

Boundary lines (part 1?)

How do we decide what is and isn’t appropriate? How do we know what to share with whom? Once when I was young and foolish (at least younger and more foolish than I am now…) I was involved in a conversation with two friends, a missionary and an art student. The missionary accused the artContinue reading “Boundary lines (part 1?)”

Why we do this part 3

It’s been one of those weeks around the publishing office… The first thing I noticed was an email from one of my cover artists. She was telling me she was pulling out of the project because life was becoming too complicated. Another artist has been MIA since last month… That was the start and itContinue reading “Why we do this part 3”

The secret art of stepping away

Earlier this week I found myself talking to a friend who is getting ready to go back to college. I gave her the usual advice that my wife and I give to all our college bound friends, make sure you take a fun class every semester. Contrary to what some might think, we don’t giveContinue reading “The secret art of stepping away”