Making It Up As I Go Along

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January 7, 2019

I have no excuses. Time to plant butt in chair and write.

My office is organized (even dusted this past weekend). I have no major home improvement projects pending right now. I've decided not to take another international trip in 2019. Health good? Check. Volunteer work...

August 30, 2016

Mike Posner recorded and released I Took A Pill In Ibiza in 2014. Nothing. No big hoopla. He didn't think about it again, but the song became a hit in 2016. A mega hit in fact. Even President Obama used the now famous first line in a speech. 

Traditional publishing trai...

August 27, 2016

I've had this ritual since I sold my first book back in the mid 90s. Once I finished a novel and mailed it to my editor, I'd clean up and organize my home office. While writing I tend to let reference and research material pile up around me. I'm talking sheets of handw...

August 23, 2016

I get asked a lot, "So how's it going, being a writer?" What they really are trying to work their around to is asking how much money I make! Success for many people is just that- making the big bucks. So how do you define success? I had to wrestle with that over the ye...

June 22, 2016

I'm a creative, an author, which for most of us means no riches or glory. So it can get discouraging. I had two day brightening messages that were totally unexpected. I wasn't even looking for sources of support! That's what makes both so special.

First, a friend called...

May 16, 2016

 Sharks swimming around the boat on my tour of the

Hol Chan Marine Reserve in Belize


So I've shared photos from my trip to Belize. Did I mention one part included a ride in a glass-bottom boat, and the chance to swim surrounded by sharks? As we go off to work this Mond...

May 15, 2016

More pictures from Belize! I visited Lamanai and it was awesome. By the way, the tour company that I used was Seaduced by Belize. Fantastic guides! I highly recommend them if you ever go to Belize. Also Caye Casa is wonderful. Right on the beach. In fact, the stretch o...

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