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    My Complicated Novel I Don’t Know How To Talk About

    I’m a writer who has, to date, only put one short story online. That short story is being re-written because after I had it Beta-Read, I decided to make some things a little more clear. I’ve never been print published, although I ran an online music zine for 10 years and have written the occasional article or review for online magazines. A lot of writers these days self-publish something like six books a year. And everything’s a series. That’s insane. I’ve been working on a novel (well, two novels) for just under a year. It’s all connected, but I don’t know how to talk about it without giving away the secrets.

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    I Found The Novel I Wrote When I Was 18

    In late 1992 and into 1993, secretly using my mother’s off-limits Windows 3.0 computer, I wrote a novel. I was 17 going on 18, living in Camarillo, being battered by the school system, knowing that I couldn’t afford college and wondering where my life was going. I had big plans. I was going to be the next Ray Bradbury…except, with vampires.

  • Music

    The Cure – Standing on a Beach (Cassette Version)

    Most of the stories I’m currently writing take place during the ’80s and ’90s, my very own teenage glory days. Because music has always been a huge part of my life, it’s obviously very important to my characters. When I’m writing, I like to listen to the music from that particular time or year. It takes me to that place, brings up those memories and inspires me.

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    And I Feel Fine…

    It’s a little hard to concentrate today. Today the 45th President of the United States is being sworn in. Today I wanted to do something good. I wanted to make art and be a better person. I’m trying, but like I said…it’s hard to concentrate.

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    Short Story Vignettes

    While I’m working on my novel (ironing out the kinks and removing plot holes) I will be releasing various short story vignettes from that world involving characters from the book. I am currently finishing up the first short story and would like to have that online by Monday. The first short story takes place in 1985, seven years before the novel and goes into detail a conversation had in the book. If I’ve done my job correctly, each short story should stand on its own, but make good additions to the novel. It should also serve to introduce readers to my characters and the world they live in. I will…

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    Change in Direction 2016

    2016 has been a big year. After moving into our dee-luxe apartment in the sky in the big city of Los Angeles, AJB and I have been busy moving in and moving up. In this time, I have put my focus on figuring out what the hell I want to do with my life. I came to an interesting observation: It’s not wedding photography. Although I will continue to photograph what makes me happy, I have ultimately decided to focus on writing. I have one love: Photography and writing. I have loved both equally since I was a kid. It’s like the song by Mary Wells, I have two lovers…