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Plan? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Plan!

There is a saying, “When man makes plans, God laughs.”
I was planning on being single for my entire life.  Then I met an amazing woman, and now I have a wife and two kids.
I was planning on being a best selling mystery novelist.  Then anxiety and depression and writers block kept me from writing for over a decade.

Needless to say, I suck at planning.
So I’m going to stop!

What’s In A Name?

Naming your characters, both main and secondary, can be difficult.

It can be difficult for you, as a writer.
Sometimes you paint yourself into a corner, especially with series characters, and end up hating those names halfway through your third book.

What the hell can you do?

Scared? Yeah, Me Too.

When you admit that you are scared, you are being honest, and I thought it only fitting that the first blog entry for this new adventure be one of honesty, brutal honesty.

We’re in this together, you and I, and I think we should be honest with each other.

The writing life is one filled with ups and downs, fear and doubt, bravado and celebration, and right now, I’m scared as hell.