June 14, 2018 in Dag

My stories are similar but also different

What do they say – there’s nothing new under the sun?

When it comes to stories, I’m sure they’re right. After all, humanity has been around for thousands and thousands of years. In that time, countless stories have been told. There can hardly be any new story left that hasn’t already been recounted.

June 7, 2018 in Dag

A break is as good as a holiday

Over the last few weeks, I’ve posted about the goals I’ve managed to achieve. I’ve published my third picture book, Bella and the Blue Genie, and I’ve completed a first draft of my new comedy / fantasy / adventure / satire / romance novel. I’m really proud to have achieved those goals. I’m excited. I’m ecstatic.

I’m exhausted.

May 31, 2018 in Dag

The time I was cool (allegedly)

Let me state this from the outset. Let me be absolutely clear. I am not cool.

Pretty much everything about me is not cool. The way I look. The way I dress. The way I style my hair. The way I talk.

May 24, 2018 in Dag

I’m having a conversation with my soul

Writing is a career, right? That’s what people often say. Sitting down at a computer to force out a series of words/a bunch of sentences/a collection of paragraphs/a succession of chapters/an entire novel is pretty much the same as going into an office, or any other work site, and doing whatever your job is supposed to be.

To some degree, that’s right. Any serious writer definitely needs to view the time they spend writing as equivalent to any other substantive money-making activity, rather than some sort of frivolous, spare time activity. How else are you going to be able to make yourself into a success?

May 17, 2018 in Dag

And I also hit another milestone

Last week, I was pleased to announce the achievement of one of my major goals for the year (and for the last two years before that) with the release of my new picture book, Bella and the Blue Genie. In all the excitement about that long-overdue release, another significant achievement has fallen off the radar. Which is why the purpose of this post is to rectify that. Because it’s barely May and I’ve managed to achieve another of the milestones I set for myself at the beginning of the year. I’ve just completed a first draft of my new novel.