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The Switch Flipped
“You wouldn’t give up the bottle,” my dad said. “We tried everything. You’d scream bloody murder if any of us tried to take it from you. And then, one night…” His eyes twinkled mischievously. I loved this about my dad’s … Continue reading
Packing up has begun over here at the Coconut Chronicles. Slowly, I am organizing posts and putting them into boxes. I seal them with tape and mark in black felt pen “Bahamas”, “Florida”, “Ucluelet”, “Baja”, and so on. There are … Continue reading
Posted in Friends, Grief and Mourning, Life, On Scribbling Tagged blogging, feeling broken, grief, procrastination, writing 6 Comments
I’m Okay? You’re Okay?
“Is everything okay with you?” My dear friend Pat asked this of me on Sunday evening. As well as being one of my best friends in the universe, he is also a regular Coconut Chronicles reader and he noted that … Continue reading
What Are You Going To Do?
“I’m going to write a book.” “I’m going to get in shape.” “I’m going to travel the world.” “I’m going to…” No. Here’s the truth: Most people won’t ever do the things they say they are going to do. Not … Continue reading
Posted in Family & Children, Friends, Ocean, Travel, Warpworld Tagged Eddie Van Halen, finishing, getting things done, hard work, writing 3 Comments
We Are Still Fighting
“Not another discussion about strong women in fiction! Haven’t we covered this topic a billion times already?” This is the response I imagine some of you will have to today’s Chronicle. I’ll even toss in a few eye rolls and … Continue reading
The Is-ness of Writing
I have almost eaten the elephant. Draft number two of the third Warpworld book is almost complete. It is a mammoth beast, spanning three worlds, with a plethora of perfectly paralleled plotlines. Say that last bit ten times fast, I … Continue reading
The Fan Letter I’ll Never Send to Stephen King
Why will I never send this letter? First, because I feel weird about “fan” stuff. I’ve never written a fan letter to anyone in my entire life. Whatever illusions I had about the mystique of celebrities was soundly beaten out … Continue reading
Posted in On Scribbling Tagged fan letter to Stephen King, indie publishing, self publishing, Stephen King, writing 7 Comments
Genius, Power, Magic…and Warpworld
Hello from the Home of a Published Author! Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. The words belong to Goethe but they sit at the top of the Peak … Continue reading
Posted in Entertainment, Indie publishing, On Scribbling, Warpworld Tagged books, science fiction, Warpworld, writing 4 Comments