Are You Ever Ready?

To be honest, I’m not sure how to start this post. Let’s just start with the biggest news of the day, shall we? Troy Polamalu retired last night. I always tell people (and I will continue to tell people) that while you may have been impressed with Polamalu watching him on TV, it was nothing like watching him from the …

Paul MichealsAre You Ever Ready?

Biphasic Sleep Day 1

I‘ve decided that I’m not productive enough. I mean, I do okay and get things done, but I’ve been sleeping more than usual of late and it’s time for that to stop. I’m taking some steps to up my productivity in 2015, and one of those is to alter my sleep schedule. I’ve always been sort of an early riser. …

Paul MichealsBiphasic Sleep Day 1

The Sound and The Facelift

Has it really been that long since I posted anything to my blog? Time just has a way of slipping by doesn’t it? It seems like just a couple of weeks ago when the designs for the new look and feel of PaulMicheals.com were finalized. Now, it’s September. The middle of September, even. Surely it hasn’t been a month since …

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The King is Gone

This was not the day I planned to do it. I’m not sure I even really planned to do it at all. Two weeks ago, I’d have said no. Still, as I was puttering around drinking my coffee and trying to get my day going, I looked out into my little Square Foot Garden and he caught my eye. Late …

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Why Can’t I Stop Tweaking My Book?

Every day I get up and intend to do more writing than I did yesterday. We’re all friends here, so I can let you in on a little secret, right? Okay…here goes…I haven’t written a word of new fiction yet this year. At least not for one of my novels. I’ve hacked together some changes on a screenplay my writing …

Paul MichealsWhy Can’t I Stop Tweaking My Book?

Blurbs

Once I finished Tempted, I realized actually writing the book wasn’t anywhere near the hardest part about getting it on the market. Sure, like most writers, I was convinced everything about it was awful as I slogged toward the finish. The characters seemed flat, the plot boring, and the whole book looked to me like something that should never see …

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Goodreads Advertising and Giveaways

For the last couple of days, I’ve been running some advertisements for Tempted on Goodreads in an attempt to drum up interest. I want to connect with readers, and Goodreads is a thriving community of people who love books. I’ve read tons of advice on how to market your book over the last few weeks. Goodreads advertising is a pay-per-click …

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Welcome

What do I know about blogging? I’m not shy, but I am reserved, and that trait has carried over into my internet presence. I’ve never felt the need to post my unvarnished opinions. Even when hiding behind the anonymity that turns a select portion of people who post on message boards and other locations into raving lunatics, I was always …

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