Tag: Freelance

2021: A Writing Rearview Review

Well, a new year has dawned, but before I really find out what 2022 has in store for me, I’m gonna take a look back at 2021. Spoiler alert. This was not my best year, but I’m all about that transparency, so lets look… Continue Reading “2021: A Writing Rearview Review”

Weeks of Writing: 11/29/21 to 12/12/21

Another couple of weeks in the books. Here’s how it went down. Words to Write By This week it’s another quote from Ray Bradbury.  “You fail only if you stop writing.” — Ray Bradbury When you’ve had a tough week, month, or year in… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 11/29/21 to 12/12/21”

Weeks of Writing: 11/15/21 to 11/28/21

The final two weeks of November have come and gone. Here’s what I got up to, writing-wise. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from author Lawrence Block.  “One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 11/15/21 to 11/28/21”

A Week of Writing: 11/8/21 to 11/14/21

The second week of November is done and over with. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from historical fiction author Steven Pressfield.   “Start before you’re ready.” ― Steven Pressfield This quote is short and sweet, but it carries a… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 11/8/21 to 11/14/21”

Taking All the Credits: 15 Years of Writing

I’m currently in the process of putting together an author’s CV, something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, and it’s been fun to stroll down memory lane and to see what I’ve written and published over the last fifteen years. I presented… Continue Reading “Taking All the Credits: 15 Years of Writing”

The Complete Picture Part 2: The Gaming Years

In the previous post, I discussed the last nine years of my short story submissions and presented data about the number of submissions, rejections, and so on. A friend of mine (Hi, Jared), however, wondered about the overlap between my short story submissions and… Continue Reading “The Complete Picture Part 2: The Gaming Years”

Submission Protocol: Lengthwise

I’ve been writing this blog since 2015. In that time I’ve dispensed a lot of advice on how to handle the various aspects of submitting a story, usually in a series called Submission Protocol. In the last five years, however, my understanding of the… Continue Reading “Submission Protocol: Lengthwise”

Aeryn’s Archives: The Lost Cistern of Aravek

In this week’s installment of Aeryn Archives we journey to the scorched world of Athas and the first Dark Sun adventure I wrote for 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons, “The Lost Cistern of Aravek”. I’ve been a fan of this particular campaign setting for… Continue Reading “Aeryn’s Archives: The Lost Cistern of Aravek”

2016: A Writing Rearview Review

And that’s a wrap on 2016, some might say mercifully so. As for how 2016 treated me and my writing career, I would rate the year as “not too shabby.” Let us now turn to a whole bunch of stats because they are the… Continue Reading “2016: A Writing Rearview Review”

My Meandering Path to Writerly “Fame and Fortune”

One of things people ask me on a fairly regular basis, more so lately, is how did you get started with writing and editing, and how did it end up being your “job?” Well, my career trajectory has been kind of all over the… Continue Reading “My Meandering Path to Writerly “Fame and Fortune””

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