P Diddy is one hell of an inspiration for me. Having grown up poor in Harlem he is now worth about a billion bucks. How'd he do it? First things first, he chucked the traditional publishing system way back in 1993 and started his own label, Bad Boy Records, where he enjoys total control.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Recession usually spells economic calamity. We've entered into one presently, and largely it's been self-inflicted for numerous reasons. But what's the first thing to go in recessionary times? The advertising budgets which means magazines and newspapers will suffer. It also means writers will suffer. But if you're a prolific genre fiction writer, you can actually thrive during a recession.
Sunday, July 3, 2022
If you're a writing addict like I admittedly am, you're probably guilty of a few things like wanting to write on your day off, forgetting to make money, and more. Oh, and you're probably divorced too. More than once. It's that damn word count. It always wants to come first.
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Birthdays are great opportunities to up your workout game...Here's a sample of Bis and Tris today on my 58th plus a 2.5 mile run. Stay healthy my friends!
Friday, July 1, 2022
Making my way through a Viet Cong tunnel in Chu Chi, in Viet Nam exactly 4 years ago today. Not the most comforting of experiences but awesome all the same. I ended up putting this in my Sam Savage Thriller, "Tunnel Rats"
Thursday, June 30, 2022
For the first time ever, I will be contributing a hard-boiled mystery to the Kindle Vella serial fiction platform as it's being written, just like the old Pulp Fiction writers of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s used to do with their manual typewriters.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
It only stands to reason that if you're not having fun writing your book, then the reader, if only on a subconscious level, will also not have fun. It's like dating someone new. You'll know pretty quickly if you're going to work out or not, because if it isn't fun, you're never going to have a fun relationship. The best bet is to bail while you have the chance.