He’s headless. I’d seen the bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Cleveland Museum of Art dozens of times over the years. I’m sure I’d even read the placard at the base of the statue. … Continue reading Marcus Aurelieus has lost his head.
It happens more often than I’d like to admit. I’m cruising along, crushing my word count or working on a really exciting part of my business when I get blindsided by something unexpected. It can … Continue reading Working through the distractions.
My mother is usually the one who reminds my wife when it’s our wedding anniversary. Our daughter will make our birthday cards on our birthdays, which will come as a surprise to us. My wife … Continue reading I couldn’t even get rejected.
I had one of those moments recently. One that makes you pause and think, one that hits you right in the chest with a mix of emotional responses. “I learned from him,” Chris said, pointing … Continue reading More bridges, fewer walls.
It’s not easy to leave the cave. It can be dark, comfortable, routine. There are no surprises, nothing unexpected. A few months ago, I left my cave multiple times. I co-hosted Rock Apocalypse in Cleveland … Continue reading Making friends.
“What do you do?” We’ve all been asked this question. Probably dozens if not hundreds of times. And if you’re like me, you always have to think about how you’re going to answer it because … Continue reading But I’m not just an author.
Fun! When was the last time you did something fun? I can’t tell you about everything I did for fun as a teenager as I’m sure I’d incriminate myself in some long-forgotten crime of youth. … Continue reading Have fun but keep it legal.
You don’t know me. I’ve been living in a cave. A few years ago, I decided to write novels. I introverted myself further into a dark space to put words on the page and to … Continue reading Emerging from the Cave by Janet Kitto
My kids didn’t understand what I was talking about. Not that this is a rarity because they’re both teenagers—nothing I say makes sense to them, it’s all noise like Charlie Brown’s teacher. I remember how … Continue reading You don’t want the unlimited plan.
The Muse Trap How long have you been working on your current project? We all have that friend in our writer’s group whom we love dearly, but who has been toiling away at the same … Continue reading Having an Abundance Mentality by James S. Aaron