I know it’s been quiet around here, lately. It’s not that I haven’t been thinking about blog entries — I have. I’ve started some entries, but…they keep growing into more than just a short entry. Starting a new job last week, and helping my wife get ready for something this past weekend…The Juggling Writer has […]
Archives for July 2012
HCWWPD Relaunch Coming Along
The relaunch for Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors is just about ready. Despite starting a new job this morning and a busy weekend ahead, it should be available sometime this week. I’m finishing up some proofing, and the changes are few. Thanks again to everybody who sent a road trip essay. One of the […]
The Power of the Day Job
A week from today, I start a new day job. If you follow The Juggling Writer, you know I’m a tech writer…and you know that while I talk about my day job on occasion, I don’t talk specifically about where I work. So I won’t discuss that, but…during the interview process for the new day […]
Behind the Scenes Kickstarter Peek
It turns out one of my biggest problems promoting myself just might be that I’m uncomfortable spamming my social networks. Okay, maybe spamming is too harsh a word, but…it’s become more evident than ever that I do not like turning my blog and social networks into “Do this, please!/Buy this, please!” calls to action. The […]
How to Be a Happy Writer
I know I’m not supposed to feel this way, but I’d rather write than promote. I know that’s a common feeling for many writers; we’re supposedly a shy lot that would rather write behind closed doors than get out there and promote. Thing is, I’m not shy. I’ve spoken at conferences and other places. I […]
My wife knew my writing before she knew me. We’d been hired to work for an independent comic book company — me, as a writer and her, as an artist. She’d read several scripts I’d written and she hoped that we’d work together on something, but that wasn’t to be. Still…she knew my writing and […]
Essay Drawing Winner
Sunday, I used ye olde random number generator to determine who won the Kindle Touch I’m giving away for the Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors essay contest. Congratulations to Anita Callender!
What Consumes You?
I recently wrote about the effort many writers spend in pursuit of getting people to know they exist…how the race to create a “platform” or “brand” trumps actually writing for some. It’s a pretty simple formula: spend a lot of time totally connected to social media, being a personality who shares links to great writing […]