A Confession

I have a confession.

Deep breath.

This whole blogging business is hard work. The how-to articles and you-can-do-it interviews make it seem easy. Write a few words and slap on a pretty graphic. People will clamor to read your words. Businesses will throw their products at you for sponsorship. Your inbox will explode from the sheer volume of new reader love letters. Greatness is upon you! Blog blog blog your way to success and significance!

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Why Behind My What of Writing

I haven’t written to you in more than a month. I haven’t written on the adventures of the Salvador Family Circus in more than 3 weeks. Summer vacation is an easy fallback excuse for letting my commitments wane. But that’s not my excuse. Simply put, I lost the why to my vision. The why to my what had slipped from my ever loosening grip.

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Robert Stadler’s question mark installation in Paris by Domink, via Flickr

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What’s on My Inspiration Board? #1

I started out in college as a classical music performance major. I eventually got my degree in accounting and finance. Though I ended up being a writer, music and visual arts are my roots.

When I’m writing, images and music help transport me to the story world I’ve imagined in my mind. Through pictures, I feel as though I’m standing in the midst of a particular scene.

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The Big Red Pen of Life and Art

Ever had one of those days, or weeks, when it felt like life was marking everything with its big red pen? Those days when your coffee was too weak, your phone battery wouldn’t hold a charge, and your car needed gas. I’m in the midst of one of those.


Last week I did something pretty scary. I released the first 3, mostly edited, chapters of my current work in progress, Circus of Dark and Light. I’m still reeling from the impact of such a simple act.

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