On a Break

For the last three months I’ve been changing my priorities. The most important goal I’ve given myself is to spend 2014 for myself and my writing. My number one priority is to write and edit the novels I’ve neglected for the last 4 years while I learned publishing and improved my editing skills. Until further notice, I won’t be posting to my blog. My thought is to return after I’ve published the first two books … Read more

It’s All About Me in 2014

Yep, it’s all about me! Me, me, me… A lot has happened over the last 5 years: Writing 5 novels and 75 short stories Winning a novel contest in 2009 Being published by a small press that went out of business Running a number of social networks and groups for writers and horror lovers Starting up a publishing cooperative In the process I learned a number of lessons and have become a much better writer … Read more

When Goals Attack

This year I set goals like I do every year, only this year they were pretty pathetic. Let’s just say I’ve been in a foul mood most of 2013, unhappy and confused about much of the direction my life and career have taken over the past few years. We all go through rough patches and I’m more than ready for this spate of misfortunes to end. The last few weeks have been particularly difficult. I’m … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #24

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers On … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #23

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. FYI… Bloodleggers begins today. … Read more

The Goals Thicken

Sorry everyone, but no more whining and complaining on Mondays, which means the Weekly Whine has officially retired. I have to thank Mary Martinez on Mysteries and Margaritas in her post Mary’s Rants – Take the whine out of writing. Basically, complaining gets us nowhere, so I’m shifting my Monday focus to the positive. What better place to begin that looking to the future. Now that half the year is essentially over, I’ve decided to … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #22

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. Spotlight Over on Fools … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #21

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers On … Read more

Featuring Blood Reads for Writer Wednesday

This week for the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop we’re featuring Blood Read, our home for Bloodleggers starting June 30th.  This is a really great place to read free horror by up and coming writers.  Most of the writers also mingle on Vamplit Writers, a group social community where the writers can learn to perfect their craft.  Anyone can join, even readers, so drop by and check out the sites. Follow us on Twitter @bloodlegger.W.J. Howard … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #20

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. WHOO HOO! 20 Blog … Read more

Weekly Whine: Morning Coffee’s a Must

I don’t really have anything to whine about today. I’m over my latest bout of anemia as of yesterday and actually had the energy to get out of bed at 3:50 A.M. this morning. Still had to head to the Keurig brewer first thing  and watched the strongest brew stream into the cup.  Ahhh…the aroma of morning coffee. I got a bunch of yard work done yesterday. I love yard work! Really gives you the … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #19

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers On … Read more

No Whine Zone

In honor of Memorial Day, there will be no whining today. Instead, I will reflect on my own time serving our country and thanking God that since WWII my close family members who have served during wartime have all returned home safe. In addition, I’m starting a new section, joining What Are You Reading? Currently Reading:  Moonshine by Alaya Johnson & Small Favor by Jim Butcher Just Finished:  To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #18

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers On … Read more

Weekly Whine: Approaching the Half Way Point

A rude awakening came to me last week when I read Mini Check-up: Where are you on your goals for 2010? a post on Writer’s Inspired. According to my calendar, July 1 will bring us to the 182nd day of 2010, leaving us with 183 days to complete our goals for this year. UH OH! After I read Mary Jo Campbell’s blog post, I told myself I’d sit back this weekend and think about my own … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour #17

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice, publishing news and books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers On Demon … Read more

Weekly Whine: Kindle Book Prices

Last week I got half way through One for the Money by Janet Evanovich, which I picked up from the library. The book was suggested to me and I’m absolutely loving it. So, I decided I’d buy the book plus the next couple in the series for the Kindle, but only until I checked out the prices. Now, these books were published ten plus years ago, so there’s a mass market format available for sale … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour #16

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers On … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour #15

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers Over … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour #14…Still In Progress

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. NOTE: I was sick … Read more