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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Horrible Poetry Wednesday #4

It's that time again! It is my sincere hope that this laughable poetry of mine from days long past will provide you some joy to help you get through the rest of the week! Let me know what you think in the comments below! Also, if you have poetry you'd like to submit for Horrible Poetry Wednesday, let me know!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Story Title Announcement: We Have A Winner!

So, the time has finally come! Kaytelyn Cruts is the winner of the short story title contest! The winning title is "Day In & Day Out." Kaytelyn has won a free copy of the e book, which is published with Smashwords here! The first 50% of the book is available in multiple formats for free! You can read it on Kindle devices, Android devices, etc. So be sure to check it out!
Also, I'm still holding a contest on my Facebook page as well! Once my page gets to 100 likes, I'll choose three followers at random to receive free copies also! Share this post with your friends if you've already liked my Facebook page, and if not, go here to follow me on Facebook!
With my short story having been titled and published, I'm looking forward to your reviews once you've gotten your copy and have read the rest of the story! Please give a thought to reviewing the story once your finished, you just may help some other reader find a story that they might otherwise not have found.
OK, now you may think that, since I just finally published the latest short story I've been working so hard on, that I'll take a break for a while, right? Well, actually, I have another story that I'm going to be editing and formatting soon to finalize it for Smashwords publishing as well! I expect to have this next story ready to be published within the next two weeks, so look forward to more exciting details to come soon, such as the title and what it's all about!
Again, I don't think it can ever be said enough, but I truly do appreciate everyone's support and feedback and I sincerely hope you have a wonderful time reading the rest of my story. If you enjoy it, then I know we'll have a lot of fun waiting for us ahead as I get to publishing more and more of my work. But it can only be done with your help, so I hope you all know it is appreciated! Thanks again!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Horrible Poetry Wednesday #3

It's time for another one of my Horrible poems! This week, I'll treat you all to something a little different. This is a bunch of Haiku strung together to form a larger piece. I don't know if you can still call it Haiku at that point, but basically what I'm saying is that, for each stanza, the syllable structure is 5-7-5.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Will Physical Books Become Obsolete?

I just read a refreshing short story called "Readers," by Rachel A. Brune. You can read the short story in its entirety here. I say refreshing, because it brings up an idea that I think a lot of people are interested in and discussing, but no one have I seen pursuing it to it's logical conclusion. I'm referring to ebooks and their steady rise in purchase and use.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Short Story Sample Chapter: Day Two

So, two votes on the poll and both of them wanted to see more of the story! Therefore, here is the second chapter of my short story. This story has yet to be titled, may I remind you. If you feel so inclined, please feel free to leave your submissions for the title of the short story after you read Day One and Day Two! The best title winner will win a free copy of the ebook once it's published at Smashwords, as well as having their title grace the story itself! So be sure to put in your two cents, and you could get the rest of the story for free!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Horrible Poetry Wednesday #2

This is a second horrible poem from when I was young and thought I knew how to write. Actually, I guess I wasn't all that different than I am now... At any rate, Here's a second horrible poem for you to feast yourselves upon.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Baca's Drunken Movie Review: Street Fighter (1994)

Here's a Facebook oldie (but goodie!) that I really liked that I thought you guys might enjoy! Let me know if you would like to see more of these in the future!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ninth Revision Finished

     So I just finished the ninth revision to my short story. I went from 3,441 words to 4,281 words in this one. I think I may be nearing completion, but I don't want to get my hopes up just yet. I'll be proofreading and formatting my book for Smashwords for the rest of the evening. For now, I just wanted to invite you all to vote on one of the polls of to view the sample chapter provided here for free. I also ask that, should you choose to sample my short story, if you would kindly leave either what your thoughts were after reading it, or your submission for a title idea, (or both) in the comments below the post.
     Also, I invite you to check out my in-depth Q&A interview published on my Smashwords Author Page. if you have any ideas for additional questions you'd like to see, or any comments you have, feel free to post them here as well. I look forward to seeing what questions you have for me!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Horrible Poetry Wednesday #1

So going forward, I'm going to try and do a Horrible Poetry Wednesday! In these posts (which will, for obvious reasons, be posted each Wednesday) I will showcase some old poetry of mine (which I usually hate, I was fifteen at the time of writing most of this and I absolutely abhor most of it) and let you all laugh about how horrible of a poetry writer I am.

Customer Service Meltdown (non-edited)

This was funny for about five seconds, and then it just became sad. I actually feel bad for both parties involved. I can understand wanting to speak with someone who offered to help and not being able to, or being frustrated at a system that you can't understand. I maybe don't agree with his reaction, but we each have different levels of tolerance for things that make us angry or push our buttons. This guy had just reached his limit.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Story Title Winner Announcement Delayed

So I've decided to postpone the announcement for a winner as there is still plenty of time left to get more answers in and plenty of time before I move to publish the story itself. Keep sharing this with your friends, family, co-workers, and colleagues so we can get some more submissions! I'll let you know once I've decided to post a winner. Don't forget to check back often for updates!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Random Haiku

          Thanks for the feedback on the first chapter of my new short story I've received so far! I appreciate everyone's thoughts.
          Today I thought I'd post some random Haiku that I've written for your enjoyment, and I encourage you to share your favorites (either from among these or wherever) in the comments section below! I look forward to seeing what interests you!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Short Story Sample Chapter

I hope you enjoy reading the first chapter of my new short story! After you've finished reading, please remember to comment with your ideas for the story's title and it would be greatly appreciated if you could share this with friends. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, who'll receive a free copy of the completed short story in E-Book format once it's published on Smashwords! Also, if you feel so inclined, feel free to leave your honest opinions about what you've read and tell everyone what you liked or didn't like about it!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Short story title contest.

I will be posting an excerpt from my new short story soon which is as of yet untitled. Before I publish the excerpt, would you guys like to get the title first? Let me know what you think. Or perhaps *wink* we can do a contest to see who comes up with the best title as judged by my wife and after after reading the excerpt to be published soon! Whoever has the best title will be rewarded with a free copy of the E-book once it's published on Smashwords!