Category: Blog

Agent Representation

In 2015, I went to one of Brandon Sanderson’s book signings....

I FINISHED!

Guys.¬†Guys!¬†I FINISHED MY BOOK! I’ve been working and working and working and¬†working¬†on “The Book“¬†for four years now – and today, I’m finally able to say that it’s done.¬†I made the last edits, and then spent a solid minute dancing like crazy in the coffee shop bathroom in celebration. I’m...

Going Back to Go Forward

I want progress. I want to move forward. I want to be better–as a human, as a writer of stories, as a rock climber, as a communicator. In everything, I want to learn and grow. But the thing I’ve discovered about progress is that it’s not as linear as...

Hiatus

There’s a big white elephant here on my website. Here ’tis: it’s June, and my last post was in October. That’s almost 8 full months of inactivity…. Woops.¬†There’s no excuse for this, but there is an explanation.¬†...

On Goals, Climbing, Achievement, and Perspective

Back in March, I took a rock climbing trip to the Red River Gorge in KY. Long story short, the climbing was beyond incredible, and once I returned to Boston, I was so amped up that I created a massive training program for myself, bought more and more gear, and spent too...

Recurring Treats

A friend recently told me that a ‚Äėretreat‚Äô is really just a ‚Äėrecurring treat‚Äô – and I couldn’t agree more.¬†¬†For me, this little cabin on a lake has become just that‚ÄĒa treat that keeps on treating. Though it has been a bit of an interesting process to find the...

Singing in the Storm

I find myself often¬†wondering if writing fiction is an endeavor that has any meaning.¬†¬†Is it not just a massive ego trip? I have created something so amazing that hundreds of people will pay money to read it because it’s just that brilliant!¬†Who the hell ¬†do I think I am?...

Month by Month Recap

Four and a half years ago, I started writing what I always referred to as ‘the book.’¬†I¬†wrote the first bits (~50k words) of ‘the book’ back in 2012, in the downtime at my banking job. I then took a 15-month hiatus from writing to¬†travel through South and Central America...

What it means to be ‘a writer’

I‚Äôm a writer. A dreamer. A starving artist. A long haired coffee chugger. You know – a writer. The truth is you haven’t heard of me. That‚Äôs because I‚Äôm that special breed of writer known as the aspiring writer.¬†I am not a NYT bestseller. I am not even published....