When the Turkey’s Ready and Only Then

Sam, I write to you this post at a timely moment.¬†November hosts the annual challenge many writers will take up: National Novel Writing Month. The objective of NaNoWriMo is to compose a 50,000 word manuscript within the dates of November 1 and November 30. Whether or not you accomplish the assigned criterion by November’s end…

Write What You KNOW

Sam, The title of this post might be a phrase you’ve heard of before. If you’re a writer or just familiar with any great writer (Stephen King for instance), then you’ve heard this piece of advice repeated. It’s a word from the wise on a practical approach to writing. I wish to augment this truth…

Don’t Do Just to Do

Sam, Sometimes there are days¬†when I don’t feel up to doing the two things I love to do: write and weight train. Over the past years I’ve battled with how to deal with this dilemma. How to keep going, even when I’m not motivated to do it – for that day, of course. I’ve realized,…

I Haven’t Disappeared

Sam (Someone who Ain’t Me), So I haven’t posted in a while . . . and I’m sorry about that. Things with work have been demanding much of my mental and physical attention. It took me a while to get used to and adjust my preferred schedule around it. Meaning I’ve had to fight to…