“You start writing the next one. And after you finish that one, you start on the next, and on and on. And that’s what it is to be a writer, honey. You just keep throwing them against the wall and hoping against hope that, eventually, something sticks.”

— from the film “Tick…Tick…BOOM!”

I like telling stories and making music. Trained as an engineer, worked as a lawyer, recovering from both. Perpetual novice. Enjoying my obscurity. What I’m up to now (with a nod to Derek Sivers for the idea):

Two new stories available for sale

I have a new crime short story and a women’s fiction short story available for sale. I wrote the crime story this month and the women’s fiction story ten years ago, so it was interesting to see how much my writing has changed over that time.

Learning classical guitar

Nothing new to report–classical guitar continues to kick my butt. I don’t think anyone wants to hear about technique exercises or me practicing the same two measures over and over, but that’s the reality of learning a challenging skill. The exciting moments, like performances, are miniscule compared to the tedium of practicing. I’m proud that I’m now working on songs in Level 3 of the Royal Conservatory of Music program (I started at the pre-Level 1 book in June 2021).

April 15, 2022