Happy … Really?

fullsizerender1Is there room for happy writers in this world?

I mean, if you look too closely at life, it doesn’t hold up. Bad things happen. Horrible things. Sickness, famine, war, political suppression.

My 73 year-old mom is in a nursing home. MS has weakened her limbs and robbed her short-term memory.

How do I write happy when life is so harsh?

Writing is storytelling, and we all like stories, we all need stories to share what it’s like to navigate the hills and valleys of life.

My mom loves stories.

So I write and write and write, and when I get it the way I want it, I celebrate.

I hope you’re writing through your valleys. I hope your skills as a writer give you solace. If there’s injustice, write toward it. If there’s rejection, write around it.

Just keep writing.  It’s worth every second.

Bill’s Shiny, Happy Writer Blog


I love to write.  Hunt me down in a coffee shop or swing by my house at 5:30am and you’ll find me typing and grinning.

I’ve always loved to write.

In first grade, I wrote my first story: Pirates invade recess!

In 4th grade, I wrote a book about a boy on the run with a box filled with drugs. I didn’t even know what drugs were.

As an adult, I moved around the country, tried a few careers,  met the man of my dreams, started a family — and kept on writing.

Scrub Match, my first novel, came out in 2005.

My new urban fantasy Soulmates, Inc. will be available soon.

I feel enormously lucky when I write.

I’m starting this blog to connect with other writers, to share the joy of what we’re doing. Hopefully, writers facing a tough day will gain inspiration here. We’ll all learn and laugh and activate our dreams.

This is going to be good!!

Live/write/be happy,