I’d like to thank the people who have read any of my five e-books. The books aren’t written for money, and the satisfaction for me is when they’re read. Not everyone likes my books, as I’ve seen from the ratings on the Goodreads site. Starred ratings are a grey area, though, and sometimes the only thing a relatively unknown writer can do is accept that good writing is a subjective thing. When you’re not writing for profit, just write what you like and figure someone out there will be interested. This weekend, September 22 and 23, George Michael: An Appreciation will be available free … Continue reading Essay on George Michael’s Work: Free This Weekend on Kindle
About a year ago, I decided to write an essay on the late George Michael’s life and work. I thought I already knew quite a bit, and expected the research and writing to last about two months. It’s a good thing there was no publishing contract with a deadline. I live in the United States, and didn’t realize how much of GM’s work was released without being promoted here. To produce a well-informed essay, I needed a year to complete it. I bought CDs I didn’t previously know existed, and looked a lot more closely than expected at music videos … Continue reading George Michael: An Appreciation
Recently, I began a fiction writing binge. I don’t recall the date it started, but it probably took a few weeks to complete the approximately 28,800 word novella which is now available on Kindle. I’m happy with this book, although the original choice for the cover design couldn’t be used. The beautiful picture of the clock in Grand Central Terminal’s Concourse is low-resolution, and wouldn’t have worked well as an electronic book cover. I took that photo earlier this year, hoping there’d be an excuse to use it on a self-published book. It was a noble effort that failed. And, … Continue reading The Exhausted Writer
Earlier this month, I had a miniature “nervous breakdown” (an outdated term, but calling it a psychotic break would be a gross exaggeration). I was semi-functional, and actually wrote more than usual. I just wasn’t that good about putting the writing on paper or into the computer. One aspect of the writing went at least as well as when I’m healthy, though. It found its way onto Kindle within one week, too, even if you count the days when the alleged writing was limited to staring at the ceiling over my bed and letting my imagination take charge. The typing … Continue reading Too Soon?