Sunday, December 21, 2014

Name Chosen

As you can see, I've chosen a new name for my blog. I was thinking of running a contest to pick a name, but one just came to me suddenly the other day so here we are.

Musings is perfect because that's what these posts are.

So with that task complete, I am going to focusing on completing the draft of Book 5 this week and next.

So far, the draft stands at 43000 words. I'm shooting for at least 60000 words. So it's a race against time. I'll give an update in a few weeks to let everyone know about my progress.

Keep writing everyone.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

My Blog Needs a New Name

I've finally managed to cobble together over a hundred pages of poems. So I've decided to release them in a single collection.  The book is available from booksellers online and from the publisher, ManaSoft Books directly, at

The title of the collection is Paraphernalia in My Pocket. Since that's also the name of this blog, I need to change the blog's name to avoid confusion. I suppose it would've been easier to give the poetry collection a different name, but the title was always reserved for my poetry going back to my college days and the first collection I turned in to my poetry professor. Then, I had about ten poems. Now I have more like 70 or 80 poems.

So you might be wondering why I named the blog with the title of my poetry collection. Well, at the time, back in 2010 when I started this blog, I wasn't sure I'd ever release a collection of poetry. I didn't have as many poems then. And frankly blog posts are like poems: they are little bits of ideas that float around in my head. It seems fine at the time.

But times change and now I need a new name. So if any of my readers want to suggest a title, I'll send you a free audio version of my novel, Aure the Topaz. Send your suggestions to me at

Keep writing everyone.