Advice for Struggling Bloggers/Authors

Sometimes, when the results of one activity become a road-block, it is time for a change of direction. With the great weather drawing me outside and a long list of projects to work on, I am reducing my blogging activity for the summer months. Honestly, it is nice to put effort into activities that give … Continue reading Advice for Struggling Bloggers/Authors

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Recreating My Writing, #2

Decision Overload: when you have a big decision, or maybe lots of small ones that you can’t seem to resolve. You find yourself second-guessing every idea and course change, and end up frozen in front of a glass wall blocking your progress. Why a glass wall? Because it tortures you with a clear vision of … Continue reading Recreating My Writing, #2

Self Publishing Lesson #1

I don’t know what is worse. Having a book on Amazon that has gone unnoticed for two years, or removing that book and finding the motivation to rewrite it. That first book was a humorous book about the construction worker’s world. Having lived in that world, I knew my subject. Having been a lifelong humorist … Continue reading Self Publishing Lesson #1

What are you looking for?

Just a short post to ask for some help. In order to make my blog better, I need to understand what readers are looking for in a post. So, limber up those magic fingers and help an old blogger out. What type of post gets your attention? What takes you from a view to a … Continue reading What are you looking for?

Recreating My Writing

My apologies for the dwindling posts lately. It seems that I have reached a fork in my writing journey requiring me to step back and reevaluate things. I’ll try to explain. It has been almost two years since I uploaded my first humorous eBook to Amazon. It was a book about the crazy world of … Continue reading Recreating My Writing

Google Docs to the rescue!

So with arthritis in my wrist giving me hell again, I decided to return to the struggle of using speech to text apps. I have owned Dragon Naturally Speaking software for years, my version is 12, and I have yet to figure out the secret to using it and still maintain a decent writing speed...let alone … Continue reading Google Docs to the rescue!

Buyer’s Remorse

I was in the throes of a particularly brutal arthritis flare up, so when my order for a new, extra effective joint pain relief supplement arrived I anxiously opened the envelope and removed a pill from the bottle. I knew it would make little difference to my pain level for a week or so, but … Continue reading Buyer’s Remorse