Author Archives: Michael Diamond

Doldrums

I’ve hit a wall of sorts this week. My excitement levels, tempered as they are, have bottomed out into the pool of cold gel where melancholy awaits. I wish I knew what for. I spent some of the week sitting at my home office, doing my day work wondering what it was all for. Any

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Into the wild

It took me longer to press the send button than I thought it would. I almost held my finger back and made another excuse from the long list of Author Excuses™ because sending your manuscript out is terrifying on several levels. Even to beta readers. People you know and trust in their opinions. Once you

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Pharma

I like many of my fellow Americans use prescription drugs. I have for many years struggled with a medical issue which arrived in childhood. I need this medication on a near daily basis, and I consider myself lucky enough to be able to afford it. I have a good job outside of my writing dreams.

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Frames of Mind

  Lately my brain has had more than a few puzzles cycling through it. There’s a system out there which I cannot mention, a secret locked anyway in the universe of thought which will not lend its secrets so easy, that I must solve. And worse yet, I believe this system – this puzzle played

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The Games We Play

Who doesn’t love a good game? You might ask yourself what type of game I’m referring to. Is it a particular sport, or perhaps a board game? Perhaps it’s a party game where you stand on your head and attempt valiantly ingest any number of liquid concoxions before relenting to the screaming coming from your

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Snow Days

As the white glitter fell from the sky late this week, I like many of my fellow suburbanites wondered aloud, “Seriously?” The snow this half of the season has come on strong. Weather patterns or Mother Nature having decided the winter is not yet finished with those of us within reach of its grasp. During

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