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A Stumble Here, A Bumble There

31 May


The truth is, I stumble and bumble just like all other writers.  There is so much to learn and that’s on top of trying to perfect one’s craft, which is never-ending, or at least it should be never-ending, right?

I’m still trying to learn how to make a podcast.  Well, I can actually make one now, but what I want to do is make a quality podcast, one I can be proud of, and that takes considerably more time. So hang in there and be patient with me.

I have so much I want to do and so little time.


“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

This has always been a struggle for me….enjoying every moment.  I’m too busy to enjoy it, damn it!  LOL  But I’m learning, slowly, to step away and enjoy the process of life.

I’ll never be perfect.  The logical part of me accepts that but still, I’m driven to be perfect, and therein lies the struggle.  No matter how good I am on any given day, it is never good enough.  I’m not sure where that comes from but I know it is true.

No matter how much I do it will never be enough.  Illogical but again, true!

Maybe it’s from watching my dad die in my arms when I was twenty.  Maybe it’s having a dear friend fade away from Alzheimer’s, or having my best friend recently be told that bone cancer was killing him quickly.  These things weigh on me, and drive me on, and there appears to be no shut-off valve….and in truth I’m not sure I want such a valve.

I believe we are here on earth to achieve a higher purpose than just breathing and going through the motions.  I’ll have more than enough time to rest once I die.  For now, I’m among the living, and the living should, well, live like their tail-feathers are on fire.

Am I the only one who feels this way?


Again I want to point you in the direction of a new website started by a friend of mine….John Hansen is involved in the site, The Creative Exiles….stop and take a look at it. I think you’ll find it worth your time.

And another shout out to Mike Friedman for his wonderful work on my book covers.  He is quite good at this book cover thing as well as being an excellent writer. Check out “The Carriage Driver,” available on Amazon.


I  guess that’s it for this week.  I’ve got quail to feed and ducks to laugh at…and then there’s the ghostwriting gig I’ve got going on, and the latest Billy the Kid novella, and articles and learning about podcasts and sweet angels above, where does the time go?


“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”