Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April 2018 IWSG Just Keep Swimming


Hello everyone and as always thanks for stopping by. 

It’s that time again for the April 2018 IWSG brought to you by Alex J. Cavanaugh and his team of co-hosts Olga Godim, Chemist Ken, Renee Scattergood and Tamara Narayan

Be sure to stop by their blogs and show them some love. 

April 4 question - When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing? 



Me. I take the advice of one of the greatest minds of all time. Well, perhaps it’s one of the greatest hearts of all time. That scattered and absent minded yet pure of heart Dory from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. 

Her go to line is, “Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.’


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Question How do you ‘Just Keep Swimming’?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March 2018 IWSG, Cheesecake Factory and More Writing on the Horizon


Hello everyone and as always thanks for stopping by. It’s that time again for the March 2018 IWSG brought to you by Alex J. Cavanaugh and his team of co-hosts Mary Aalgaard, Bish Denham, Jennifer Hawes, Diane Burton and Gwen Gardner. 

Be sure to stop by and share the love with them. 

This month’s question: How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/ finish a story? 



Whatever it is I do will have to be outside the house as I have been inside for far too long getting to this milestone. But I generally do three things: Go to a good restaurant like the Cheesecake factory, walk around and get fresh air and sunshine, then see a movie. The trifecta of rewards for me. 

That being said, I am well on my way to leaving the workforce once again and working part-time out of the house and finishing a few books I have outlined. I gave myself six months from the start of the New Year and I’m well on my way. 

My Wall of Fame (this is what we sell). I've collected Michigan teams.

I had to re-enter the workforce and although I’m thankful for the people who hired me I absolutely despise the idea of working five days just to get two days off. And people were not designed to work 40 hours inside. At least I sit next to a window wall overlooking greenery. 



Question How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/ finish a story?

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February 2018 IWSG, E=MC2 and Speculative Fiction


Hello everyone. As always thanks for stopping by! 

The awesome co-hosts for the February 7 posting of the IWSG are Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia, Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜€Please be sure to stop by their blogs and show them some love! 

February 7 question - What do you love about the genre you write in most often? 

My genre is speculative fiction and I love combining science with the supernatural. Einstein’s famous equation E=MC2 simply, beautifully and eloquently states energy is equal to matter times the speed of light squared. 


Replicas to Scale. These were not big bombs and the uranium took up a fraction of the space.

Our minds struggle to frame just how immense this power is. Think of the two nuclear bombs dropped in WWII. Only 2 – 3 percent of the potential energy was released from 2 pounds of uranium-235. 


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I believe there are angelic and demonic beings. They exist naturally in a state of energy, or the E in E=MC2. Some have the authority and ability to cross over the equal sign in the equation and physically manifest themselves as matter in our world of seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and touching. 




Not just matter. Matter times the speed of light squared. Folks, this is a lot of power! And this would help explain much of the crazy stuff in our history and current events. This is what I love writing in my genre of speculative fiction. Which may not be so speculative after all. 



Oh By The Way if your blog is linked to Google Plus please leave your blog link in your comment as I am not able to reciprocate a comment through Google Plus. Thanks!

Question What do you love about the genre you write in most often?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January 2018 IWSG



Hello everyone. Hope you all had a fun and safe holiday season! It’s a brand new year and time for fresh start in many areas of your life you need or want. Sometimes you need to build a brand new spanking door from scratch from your own needs and wants for opportunity to come knocking. 

And let’s give it up for this month’s IWSG contributors and be sure to stop by and give them some love: Alex J. Cavanaugh, Tyrean Martinson, Ellen@TheCynicalSailor, Megan Morgan, Jennifer Lane and Rachna Chhabria

What steps have you taken or plan to take to put a schedule in place for your writing and publishing? 




I’ve actually devised such a daring and dastardly plan. I have a series of short stories outlined. I think they are all winners and many have to do with how we react to visitations from our intergalactic neighbors. There is even a lot of humor in some of the stories. 

Then there is the MG / YA series I’ve been working on set to begin in the year 2099. Here is the tagline (from the year 2099): 

“We’ve spent the past 100 years searching the nighttime skies for habitable planets and signs of intelligent life; but they found us first.” 

I’ve been nickel and diming my way through this and it won’t take much to fill it out and complete the first of the five books of the series. 


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Oh By The Way Here’s to a healthy and prosperous New Year to you and yours. 

Finally Please leave your blog address in your comments so I can reciprocate and comment on your blog. If you use Google Plus for whatever reasons when I click I'm redirected back to your Google Plus account and not your blog. Thanks!

Question What are your writing plans for 2018?

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

IWSG December 2017


IWSG December 6 Question As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently? 

2017 for me has been a great year as I’ve worked hard to overcome numerous obstacles and achieve a handful of milestones. One thing I would have done differently would be to stay on top of the small things and be better organized. 

As I close out 2017 I have a large punch list of small things to do that add up to a very large To Do List I need to finish in a few weeks. For 2018 I’ll be much more organized. I’ve mapped out the year in great detail using Google Calendar. Here is a video that’s worth watching for some great ideas to get organized for 2018.

One of the YouTube personalities I like is Steve Dotto's Tech Made Easy Tech made Easy. If you subscribe to his email list, today he is holding a webinar called Master Your 2018 Calendar with Google Calendar. 

I highly recommend subscribing to his emails list. You can do so by sending an email to info@dottotech.com. Then ask to watch the live webinar or the replay. 

Question Do you subscribe to email lists? If so which ones?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Remakes That Don't Suck! Blogfest


Remakes – most of them suck. Now and then, one comes along that is as good as, if not better, than the original. And after all of the bad ones we’ve endured, we want to know about some good ones.

Today, November 13, 2017, blog about your favorite remake: movie (or television show into movie and vice versa), song, or book – or all three! Post a YouTube video and links where we can find these treasures. Tell us why THIS remake doesn’t suck! 

Kong Skull Island (2017) I loved this movie it was better than the King Kong (2005) version which was pretty darn good. I just didn’t like there was an hour before King Kong made his appearance, but Naomi Watts, Jack Black and very good special effects made for a great movie. 

But Kong Skull Island rocked and the big guy made his screen appearance about fifteen minutes into the movie. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson (who has never turned down a role), John C. Reilly and John Goodman played their respective parts well. 

Skull Island also gave us a supporting cast of monsters that made for some very intense scenes.

I'm loving the multiple trailers at IMBd these days very cool!


Kong Skull Island Trailer Click Here


Godzilla (2014) Although the 2014 version with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston was far superior to the 1998 version with Matthew Broderick (yeah it was a bit campy in parts), I think Godzilla 1998 was by far the better monster. Sleek and agile it moved with ease through the downtown Manhattan skyscrapers. 

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1998 Godzilla

The 2014 version was cool but it was a big stiff lumbering creature when it was out of the water. Hopefully Godzilla 2019 will move faster and have a better range of motion which will translate into better fight scenes. 

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2014 Godzilla

And we can look forward to Godzilla: King of Monsters coming to a theater near you in 2019!


To View Godzilla Trailer Click Here

Oh By The  Way Please leave a link to your blog with your comments. Most have Google Plus and for whatever reasons I cannot access blogs regardless of what I click. I am either directed to another blog you commented on or I loop back to your Google Plus page. Thanks!

Question Did you see these movies and if so which versions did you like better? 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 2016 IWSG (D-oh!)

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D-oh! I totally forgot it's the first Wednesday of the month.

November 1 question - Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published? 





I have not hit the 50,000 word goal. But I have twice written 25,000 words. I consider that a huge milestone. It's a lot of work and my hat's off to anyone and everyone who has written 50,000 words during Nano.

I'm not participating this year as of today at least. I'd like to as I have an outline for a really cool idea. If things work out then I may hop on board midway through the month. I'd really like to make significant progress on the novel so hopefully things will work out and I can knock out 10,000 - 20,000. words.



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Best wishes to those of you who are participating!

Question How about you. Are you participating in Nano this year and if so what is the premise for your story.