Taking Stock of 2013

Another round of New Year’s resolutions and goals. This normally includes taking stock of the previous year. This past year, I had 1 primary goal: Go with the Flow. It was the first year I didn’t have a list of concrete, measurable and trackable goals. Considering the circumstances, I think I did pretty well. It … More Taking Stock of 2013

Sequel-Hell: About to Commit Manuscript-icide

I’m in that horrible, gut-wrenching place called “Sequel Hell.” Where you question everything about the plot, the characters, even the overall plausibility of the trilogy. My confidence is near bottom on this thing. I’ve finished the first novel in the trilogy and sent it out to several publishers (it’s a romantic suspense). I have the … More Sequel-Hell: About to Commit Manuscript-icide

Go With the Flow

Normally my new year’s resolutions include very concrete goals. Measurable, cut-and-dry with no gray areas. Goals like ‘blog twice a week’ or ‘1000 calories per day, max.’ I’ve been that way most of my life. Planned, organized, driven and directed. I owe a lot of that to my parents, my discipline with diving, and of … More Go With the Flow

Diet Coke for Coffee

One of my resolutions this year was to reduce my Diet Coke intake. (Not just the caffeine, but also the fake sugars and carbonation). Now I realize I’ve created a problem. I seem to be substituting coffee in place of my Diet Cokes (at least when I’m at home). And unfortunately, it’s not decaf. So … More Diet Coke for Coffee