I look over this site and it reminds me how absent I have been this year. Life has demanded my attentions elsewhere. Work has increased my class load (which did come with a nice bump in paycheck, to be fair) and I have taken an active stance in improving my availability to home and family. … More Can I Do It?
I’m sitting at my keyboard. It is a day off from my regular job and I have the house to myself. Instrumental music is filling my ears (I’m one of those writers that tends to need a little bit of sound or music to keep me going. Today I’ve been using old Bela Fleck albums.) … More A Bad Writing Day
I don’t know. I’m creating worlds and setting stories in motion. And yet, for as much as I am enjoying the experience I can’t help but feel I am spinning plates I can’t control. Not so much the art of writing, but the art of getting read. I wish I knew what the key is … More The Writing Blues
Here is a secret for you. Okay, secret might not be the most accurate term, since you might already know it. But I’m going to call it a secret. I like progress. I need to feel like I am moving somewhere. That I am getting better. This bleeds into almost every aspect of my life. … More Feeling Progress
In my never ending quest to get the whole world reading my books and supporting my writing habit… er… I mean… No, that’s pretty much exactly what I mean. Anyway, in that interest, I’ve started using Instagram as of about 5 hours ago. It’s neat. Pictures are fun. But I’d be lying if I said … More Instagramming
I’m making a list and once that list is finished I will be checking it far more than twice. The list will be a list of goals for 2018. See, 2017 is almost finished. It has been a pretty good year. I’ve been able to watch my little boy grow in continued health. I’ve supported … More $17 for Christmas
I’m trying hard to change, but what I’m trying to change might seem like a minor thing. For too long now I’ve been fairly persistent in checking my stats. Several times an hour I’ll find myself pulling out my phone just to see if people are reading my posts. Sure, in the first hour after … More Recovering Stat Junky
As an aspiring novelist and podcaster I find myself constantly searching for the best way to get my message out there. That message currently is “Hey! Read my stuff! Listen to my stuff!” A lot of friends have heeded this message, and a few have been kind enough to ask “What else can we do?” … More Comprehensive Guide to Supporting Brent Thomas
I sit in front of my little computer screen and I let my mind unfurl. I right comic scenes of high adventures. I write scenes of despair and tragedy. I let the forces of good triumph and the armies of evil corrupt. I write fantasy. Sure, I also talk about writing itself and my family. … More Writing As Resistance
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