Category Archives: Behind the scenes

“Behind the scenes” are anecdotes from my writing experience.

A Culture Shift

I touched on this a bit on my year end post, but I wanted to expand on it here. Before I can make a change, I need to observe what’s not working. I’ve formed a lot of bad habits recently, … Continue reading

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2018 End of Year Progress Report

So here’s a change; I’m actually drafting this report ahead of schedule rather than three weeks late. I’m hoping to actually post this today (Dec 31) so as to get a good start on the new year. Looking back over … Continue reading

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2018 Q3 Progress Report

Hey everybody! How was your summer? Fall is here, the leaves are falling, I’m rushing to wrap up outdoor projects I’ve neglected all summer, and Halloween is imminent. It’s a good time of year. It’s also time to check up … Continue reading

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2018 Half Year Progress Report

Normally this would be the Q2 progress report, but I missed the Q1 one, so …here we are. Despite my lack of keeping up with you, I’ve been making some progress, so here’s where things stand on my three goals … Continue reading

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2017 End of Year Progress Report

A bit more timely than usual, here’s my progress on goals for last year and projection for 2018 goals. Read 20 books in 2017: According to Goodreads where I track this, I completed 16 books in 2017. 80%. I barely … Continue reading

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Show us a Fight Scene We Haven’t Seen Before

I’ve been enjoying the Marvel suite of shows on Netflix: Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and their team up in the Defenders. One of the things I’ve liked, particularly in Daredevil and again in Defenders, is some of … Continue reading

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2017 Q-something Progress Report

At this point, I’ve blown so far past the Q2 deadline that this is more of a Q3 progress report, so please forgive the tardiness (or celebrate the earliness!). This summer has been a roller coaster of interruptions and obligations, … Continue reading

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The Patron Joes of Writing

These are the three patron Joes of my writing desk. If you can name them, you’ll understand why. Every writer has their writing space. Mine is cluttered with notes, mind maps, reference posts stuck up everywhere, as well as bills, … Continue reading

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2017 Q1 Progress Report

It’s April, and that means I pull my head up out of [the sand] and take stock of my progress on various goals this year. If nothing else, it allows me to tick off one more post on my “post … Continue reading

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2016 End of Year Progress Report

Success! This year’s end of year report is not as late as last year’s end of year report! One of these years, this will actually be timely. Regardless, let’s take a look at the goals and progress from 2016, then … Continue reading

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