How do you quantify success as a self published author?

I hope in reading these words you’re not expecting some world-bending enlightenment on my part.  Because brothers and sisters, I don’t have it. As an American, I’ve been raised to believe that ultimately success = dollars.  To be considered “successful” it means to earn money doing a job (hopefully something you enjoy) enough so that […]

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Latest G.I. Joe Novella – Nerves of Stone available on Amazon. com NOW

While I’m punching through editing and still developing my next novel, I took some time to put together a brand new G.I. Joe novella for Kindle Worlds! When a new G.I. Joe recruit goes missing, G.I. Joe calls in the Wolf Squad! A COBRA secret facility in Alaska is the target of Wolf Squad reconnaissance, […]

My writing year in review – 2016

Isn’t this how these blogs work at the beginning of 2017?  You look back over the past twelve months to see what went well, what didn’t go well and set some goals for the coming year.  That feels like the right thing to do. From a personal standpoint, 2016 was somewhat challenging.  I lost a […]

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The struggling author – tracking progress with Self Publishing School

I’ve made a few posts on the ole blog here referencing my struggles with selling my work, and mostly I try to make light of the situation, but in truth, I absolutely love to write, and in further (more painful) truth, if I don’t find a way to at least make it pay for itself, […]

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Dip your toes into Operation: Harvest FOR FREE this holiday season!

As my revision work on Book Three continues, I struggle to find a way to get folks into the Operation: Harvest universe, so finally I decided that maybe it was just time to start letting people get introduced for free! To that end, I’ve launched the World of Wolf’s Head Publishing, a mailing list which […]

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Tipping Point Draft 1 is to the Editor

The next step towards publishing novel number three has been taken…  this past week I completed my own internal revisions and shipped off the first draft of Operation: Harvest Book Three – Tipping Point to my stalwart editor friends at KAEditing. I cannot recommend these folks enough.  I’ve been using their complex editing services for […]

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Ten years in my head, three years on paper – Operation: Harvest is done

Well, mostly done. For pretty much my entire adult life I’ve wanted to be a writer.  I went to college for English and as far back as I can remember I was sketching out new worlds for my 80s action figures and crafting elaborate backstories for what were essentially soulless pieces of plastic.  While I […]

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Self publishing your novel tip #2 – Where do I start?

Two of my personal icons in the writing world are Stephen King and Lee Childs, two authors whose stories have captivated me, interested me, and driven me to become an author myself.  Two men who I completely and utterly respect and who undeniably know what they’re talking about when it comes to writing. Yet, when […]

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This one hits me hard – rest in peace Steve Dillon

Even for folks who are really important to me (but people who I don’t know) I’m not often personally affected by their deaths.  For some reason, though, comic book artist Steve Dillon has hit me pretty hard. Maybe it’s because I recently finished watching the premier season of AMC’s adaptation of Dillon’s seminal work, Preacher, […]

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Dealing with writer’s block… or even worse, the opposite

Is there anything worse than writer’s block? In my mind, yes, there is.  I’ve been suffering from it for a few years now, though some people might scoff at the notion of “suffering”.  My problem is actually the opposite of writer’s block, it’s a veritable writer’s flood. When I first decided to become a writer, […]