I never have taken a vacation before. Since 2001, I traveled with the intent to do something literary (such as the National Poetry Slam or a book tour). The things that happened between readings/competitions were just ways to pass the time until it was time to perform. It was a little under a month into […]
I’m teaching myself to slow down from a project perspective. I have a lot of ideas I want to work on, to execute, but there are no deadlines that provide that focus needed to get something done. I jump back and forth, though I haven’t focused on the Jesus Christ, Boy Detective series, which I […]
I wasn’t so sure about The National’s Trouble Will Find Me once the album became available for streaming in full from iTunes. The first five songs worked perfectly, and then the album’s pace and velocity became erratic. Then I listened to it again. And again. And again. I’m happy to say the album is excellent (and […]
I haven’t had a good reason to stay in Orlando for my birthday since 2009.
Holy shit guys, Bodies Made of Smoke is currently sold out through Amazon. I’m floored by this, and humbled. Thank you to everyone who bought a copy through it. Now, it just needs some reviews to keep getting the word about my novella. If you bought a copy through Amazon, click here to review it. (Also, […]
I’m featuring at a poetry slam for the first time in almost a year next week (April 17).
It’s National Poetry Month, and as usual for National Poetry Month, I write more fiction, because there’s enough people writing poetry only during this month. I built the first draft of Bodies Made of Smoke around that time in 2011. I was writing flash fiction in 2010, and chasing after Jesus Christ, Boy Detective in 2012. I get […]
As a creative person, you have to think of yourself as a product, from the way you brand yourself to the way you sell your work in public. One of the things I’ve always struggled with is selling my work to people and I’m not sure why. I know I can be a bit unlikable at times. […]
This staycation has been an abject failure from a productivity perspective. I wanted to do more than what I expected but food poisoning/influenza has a way of taking that a way from you. Here’s what I managed though This is almost ready to be revealed. I’ve been working on this for months and months, perfecting […]
I used to think of the absolute worst possibility that could happen in a given situation, and if that worst possibility didn’t happen, then everything would be fine. This thinking allowed me to prepare for a lot of bad, whether at work, in relationships, in life. This thinking also granted permission to create escape plans […]