So, I had a choice before me: I could cling to my story as it was written, including all book and song references, and pay a possibly exorbitant amount in licensing fees, OR I could rewrite certain sections, change the references or take them out completely.
Well, I have been promising this post for over a month, but the summer got away from me, as summers seem to do. So, here I am finally fulfilling my promise. Writing is not a simple action, nor is it the same for every author or for every genre. Everyone's process is different. But to... Continue Reading →
This week we are going through the physical proof copy of A Light from the Ashes with a fine tooth comb and a purple pen. It is a strange fact that there are things you can catch in a print copy that you can't catch in an electronic copy. It is surprising to think... Continue Reading →
Well, it has been a most eventful summer, my friends. Thus, my absence from this blog. Relationships have come and gone, new horizons have been tackled. But now I have settled into the groove of teaching again this fall semester, and I'm writing again. As A Light from the Ashes reached a point where I... Continue Reading →
You may have heard or read about authors or other artists having problems with depression or other mental disorders. I've often pondered why this is the case. Perhaps it's because we have to be so connected to and aware of our emotions and the emotions of our creations. Perhaps our lives were predisposed to depression... Continue Reading →