And it appears James “Jimmy” McMillan III and I have something in common. We both tried to do something significant, resulting in two tiny blips on one big ass radar. Here’s the difference. Jimmy’s political aspirations are dead and buried. I, on the other hand, will continue to fight the good fight in the hopes that someday, somehow, someone will start giving a crap.
When I first began researching how to become a successful independently published author, it immediately became clear that it really can’t be done. Okay, that’s not entirely true but most self published authors, heck, most authors in general fail to achieve commercial success. That was the case even before publishing became so accessible; and now that book publishing is only slightly more complicated than registering for a Netflix account, you can take the old failure rate and multiply it by a few million and that’s probably low balling it.
Happy New Year! I say that with utmost sincerity but I’m not quite used to the idea. It doesn’t seem possible that, for better or worse, 2015 is gone forever. Didn’t it just start like yesterday? It sure feels that […]
As I near completion of the Parlor City Paradise manuscript—half a chapter and an epilogue are all that remain—I continue work on my 21 Sundays of Fantastic Football Food cookbook. That’s the reason for the Football Flashbacks I’ve been including […]
Before we move on to new business, I would like to remind you of one of my recent blog posts. I called it Mo Money, No Problems, and I discussed the NFL expanding the regular season as a means to […]
I am nearly finished with the first draft of Parlor City Paradise, my second novel. Once initial revisions are done and the manuscript is in the reliable hands of my beta readers, I can begin to turn my attention to […]
As incredible as it may seem, we’re in mid August already and summer is nearly at an end. For me, the past couple months have been relaxing, rewarding, but also a tad frustrating because the Parlor City Paradise manuscript is […]
I’ll begin with roughly the same apology I offered at about this same time last year. Although I find it somewhat hard to believe, almost as mind-boggling as the idea that eleven footballs could spontaneously and simultaneously lose a couple […]
I have to say, I’m having a hard time finding any inspiration for this update. In fact, the only thing really keeping me going is the knowledge that this will end with an incredible game day recipe for the father […]
A couple touchdowns, a couple interceptions, 245 passing yards and a quarterback rating of 26.5. Thos numbers, for those of you who don’t pay much attention to such things, could best be described as pedestrian or serviceable. They’re not especially […]