Yearly Archives: 2014


Why be a Writer?

While tackling the revision of a current book I’m working on, I reflect on why on earth anyone would want to be a writer. Every first draft is crap, and even when we spend days, weeks or months on a project- rejection is still as common to writers as the […]


Dreams and Imagination 1

I wake just before dawn. I dreamed about life in the Mafia, which is why I should never watch the Godfather before bedtime. No reason to lollygag in bed. My brain is stirred from narrowly escaping being whacked. Time to get up and write. I sit in my worn out […]


Do I Have Time to Read? 6

I read five novels a month. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but on average I read five novels a month. Our library is the first room that people enter when they visit our home. New visitors usually look around the library and question whether or not I’ve read the hundreds of […]