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The Holidays: To Break or not to Break?

The easiest part of the holidays is taking time off and lounging in front of the television. With the little downtime I get these days, sitting in front of the television with my feet up is very enticing, indeed. Of course, there’s always that neglected story I started writing and let slip away. And then the guilt starts seeping in. You should be writing and creating rather than sitting here watching the 80th episode in a row of House Hunters. And so goes the dilemma.

While it is easier to just kick back and relax over the next month or so, I have decided to try a new tactic this year, and I encourage others who are also writers to do the same. Ay time I think about writing while I am in front of the TV or otherwise relaxing, I will get up, go to my computer and write a few sentences. It can be two sentences. Five. Eight. Whatever it takes to end a dialogue exchange, thought, scene etc. This way I am still writing and it only has to take a few moments of my time. Come the new year, I won’t be sitting there staring at a manuscript I haven’t touched since November.

So don’t give up, you can do it, live long and prosper, and all that jazz.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

My Goals

New Year’s resolutions. Is it too early to start? I don’t think so! It is never to early to commit (or recommit) to goals. So, today I will present to you my goals for this web site and for myself.

Web site goals:
Bring safe, family friendly entertainment options to my readers through Fantastic Adventures in Family Entertainment. I want to create place where parents can come to look for engaging, safe content to share with their families.
Updates at least twice a week.
Better marketing tools for my books.
Develop an intuitive web site layout so readers can find easily find content.
Most importantly have fun blogging!

Personal goals:
Finish first draft of Kyle McDuffy, Elementary School Investigator by February.
Continue marketing Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate!
Rework Eliza the Witch and the Halloween that Almost Wasn’t so that I’m interested in writing it again.
Aim for 1,000 words a day – weekends included 🙂
Be a great husband and father.
Become a part of the local theatre community with later plans for world domination.

SALE: Jeremy, the Jack-O’-Lantern

In preparation for Halloween, which is quickly approaching, my publisher and I have set a temporary discount on my children’s picture book, Jeremy, the Jack-o’-Lantern. Now through October 31st, save 15% off the cover price only at Lulu.com !

Get in the mood for Halloween and share this story with your kids, neighbors, friends, relatives, or anyone who enjoys Halloween!

 

Jeremy Cover 001What does a pumpkin think about being turned into a jack-o’-lantern? Join Jeremy as he goes from a small pumpkin on a vine to a delightfully wicked jack-o’-lantern! Go on a journey as Jeremy experiences Halloween for the first time!

 

 

Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate FREE e-book!

Say goodbye to Summer and hello to Fall with one last pirate adventure!

Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate! e-book version will be FREE for the next five days!

Click here to get your FREE copy today!

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SALE: Get Ready for Halloween with Jeremy, the Jack-O’-Lantern

In preparation for Fall, which is quickly approaching, my publisher and I have set a temporary discount on my children’s picture book, Jeremy, the Jack-o’-Lantern.
Now through the month of October save 15% off the cover price only at Lulu.com !

Get in the mood for Halloween and share this story with your kids, neighbors, friends, relatives, or anyone who enjoys Halloween!

Also, as part of my 31 Days of Halloween, I will be having a jack-o’-lantern contest! Stay tuned for details!

Jeremy Cover 001

What does a pumpkin think about being turned into a jack-o’-lantern? Join Jeremy as he goes from a small pumpkin on a vine to a delightfully wicked jack-o’-lantern!
Go on a journey as Jeremy experiences Halloween for the first time!

Click Here to Buy!

Introducing Kyle McDuffy, Elementary School Investigator!

Hello, readers! Today, I am excited to introduce you to my newest character, Kyle McDuffy. He is an adventurous fifth grader on a mission to solve all the mysteries at Pearson Elementary. With the help of nosy Cindy and nervous Will, Kyle will investigate the greatest mysteries of his time.
First Case: ‘Principal Adams and the Toupee of Terror!’

Look for the first case to be released right here, for free, with new cases added every few weeks.
When a substantial amount of cases are revealed to the public, a complete case work collection will be released in one paperback volume.

Be sure to use the Search bar on the right side of the Home screen and enter keyword Kyle McDuffy to see all of the posts!