#MyWriterStory from Twitter

I wrote this out in a lengthy Twitter thread the other night. I liked it, so I’m reposting it here… in more detail.

About twenty years ago, I decided I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to craft fun, new, relatable characters. I wanted to weave whole new worlds steeped in adventure, fantasy, & new technologies. But mostly, I simply wanted to tell stories that I hoped others would enjoy.

Well, I guess it is a bit more complicated than that… let me tell you my writer story.

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It’s coming soon!

My short story, Only The Poor Die Young, will be published in Third Flatiron’s upcoming anthology. Infinite Lives: Short Tales of Longevity will be published on October 15th, and you can preorder it for Kindle right now on Amazon.


Print copies will follow shortly after.

Also, you can get all of Third Flatiron’s quarterly anthologies for as little as $12/year with a subscription on Patreon:


I hope you all enjoy the story!


Big news!

‪I’m happy to announce that my short story, Only the Poor Die Young, will be published in Third Flatiron’s upcoming anthology, Longevity.

I will provide more details as I have them, but look for the anthology to release this fall. ‬

You can check out Third Flatiron here:


As always, thank you for all the support.

  • DAC


Annnnd… Back.

Hey everyone,

Thanks for your patience! I’m sure you saw the pictures from the previous post, so I don’t have to tell you that Hawai’i was absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to go back there someday.

But that said, it is time to get back on track. This vacation has gone on long enough and I have a health journey to continue on.

Some news on that though. I have made a separate blog for my daily tracking, progress, and lifestyle changes. (Check it out here: https://wordsbythepound.home.blog/).  This blog you are currently on will go back to being more about my creative outlets (writing, drawing, etc.), opinions, news and announcements, entertainment, and personal growth.

So if you are just interested in the health stuff, hop on over to the new site using the above link, and be sure to follow and subscribe there. If you want insight into my writing or anything else that pops into my brain that is not health-related, you are in the right place.

Let’s do this thing!

  • DAC

Back From Hawai’i

So… if you have never been to Maui before, I cannot recommend it enough. It was absolutely beautiful and we had the most amazing time. Hands down, best vacation ever.

But don’t just take my word for it. Check out these pictures.

So much fun.

Anyway, on Monday it will be nose back to the grindstone, tracking food and getting this health journey cart righted.

See you then.


Goal Progress​ Report: May 26th – June 1st

A day late on this… Sorry. I forgot to make it yesterday.

Goal Categories


Activity Weekly Goal This Week
Steps Taken 63000 steps 49412 steps
Exercise Days 5 days 5 days
Exercise Duration 3.5 Hours 3 hours

Summary: Still not quite at the goals set for steps and duration, but a vast improvement over the last week. 🙂


Activity Weekly Goal This Week
Water 448 oz 360 oz
Vegetable Servings 40 servings 20 servings
Meatless Days 3 days 1 day

Summary: Again, not quite there yet, but again big improvements in veggies eaten and water consumed. Baby steps?


Activity Weekly Goal This Week
Sleep 50 hours 41.5 hours
Dedicated No Screen Time 7 hours Not Tracked
Writing Time 7 hours 0
Productivity 10 hours 5 hours
Blogs Published 4 posts 0
Daily Tracking 7 posts 7

Summary: So while the other two categories had some gains, this one still is hurting a bit. Again, I did not track (and flat out did not do) the planned “No Screen Before Bed” goal. Also, I spent zero time writing anything new, but I did spend some time editing and reading my current works.  No blogs published… again despite the drafts sitting here in WordPress. Also, my Japanese lessons have really fallen to the wayside. Ugh…

Weekly Summary: 

So we have some wins in a few departments, but not so much in others.  I really need to get on track with the quality of life goals.

Bummer… I really wanted to hit most of these landmarks this week. Still, I can’t beat myself up. I need to keep pushing myself and keep moving forward.

Weekly GIF: 

Baby Steps…