Weekly Recap – August 30th, 2013

Next week begins the final phase of my Omaha tour of duty. I’m flying out on Monday (Labor Day, ironic, eh?) and will be stationed there for two weeks, finishing what we’ve started. As I drove in to the office this morning and thought about all the hardships we face with work and writing and whatever else life throws at …

National Whack-A-Mole Month(s)

When it rains it pours, etc, etc. I missed my first Weekly Recap entry since I began putting them together earlier this year. I haven’t been writing as much as I should, because I’ve been dealing with some chronic pain that’s had me in a funk the past couple of weeks. I’m hoping that ends soon (the pain and the …

Weekly Recap – June 14th, 2013

Brace yourself for random screeds: Concerning my current WIP, I feel an energy coming back. It’s not quite there yet, but the excitement is building. Here’s to hoping it amounts to something and I pull out of my current dip. I’ve been researching like a madman, so it’s time to take a look at my outline again and see how …

Composing Composure

Most of the people reading this blog know I compose music as a hobby. For those that didn’t, well, now you do! I was reading the blog of fellow writer, Candace Knoebel, and saw that she was working on a book trailer for her soon-to-be-published Born in Flames. She was almost done, but ran into the problem of finding music that she could …

The Value of Art & Craft

One of my favorite musicians put up this manifesto of sorts discussing the current economic state of music and other creative industries.  If you read this through, you could easily substitute writer for musician. A key point that he hits upon is how we interpret the value of our work. It’s always going to be worth what someone is willing …