The Writing Life

…a literary journey

Category Archives: Self-Publishing

Fitzgerald Resurrected

I just finished reading the newly published collection of lost stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it brought back my decades-old teenage obsession with Scott and Zelda. My younger self … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

What I’m left with turns out to be good enough

The great thing about life is you can change course when it feels necessary. Oh, maybe not the big things – like you hate where you live, but you don’t … Continue reading

January 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Waiting Game

It’s been three weeks since I sent out my first five agent queries for Oldsters. After hitting send on those emails, I’ve put that process out of my mind for now. … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sleeping Among the Sea Grapes

In my move this week (amazing how less expensive it is to live riverside rather than beachside), I ran across a book that reminded me that being a writer is … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

What I learned from Steinbeck

I always marvel at the speed with which writers seem to churn out books these days. Of course, most of these are self-published, so the only obstacles are those you … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

…the errors of our way

Every day, more writers are turning to the world of self-publishing. While I understand their tendency to take this route, the result – for me at least – is that … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 2 Comments