On the Procrastination Trail; or, From the Wild Western Collection

Beside my desk is a tall rack of westerns, part of my 350+ collection (a sign of an obsessed mind, yes). It’s perfect for procrastination purposes…

Trail of the Macaw, by Eugene Cunningham Popular Library, 1950 from the collection of es

…such as when I admired this beaut, from 1950. It has the . . . → Read More: On the Procrastination Trail; or, From the Wild Western Collection

Labor Day’s Labor; or, Revising to Hell and Back

One man’s labor is another man’s play.

One man’s Labor Day is another reason to hole up and continue revising a novel.

If I were a paperback western at this moment in novel revisions, I would look like this beauty, which is like the western version of Shiva, the many armed destroyer.

Apache Crossing . . . → Read More: Labor Day’s Labor; or, Revising to Hell and Back

Buckaroo’s Back; or, Cowboy Facts 16 and 15

You ever go through life thinking you should’ve written that novel/filmed that movie/accepted that job/kissed that girl or guy/said yes when someone asked you to strip in front of a camera/handed that demo CD to that music exec/said hello to Paul Newman/told your best friend you love him or her/changed careers/hugged your kid/WRITTEN THAT NOVEL?
Well, don’t . . . → Read More: Buckaroo’s Back; or, Cowboy Facts 16 and 15

Recession Love; or, Bad Times Good for Romances

In a flurry of pink prose, headlines across the virtual Web are proclaiming the primacy of love: despite the sinking economy, people are still ponying up a few bucks to read the latest in love in lust:

Along with chocolate and Big Macs, romance novels are showing a brisk level of sales. Here’s a fact that makes . . . → Read More: Recession Love; or, Bad Times Good for Romances