#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.


Daily Tracking: June 25, 2019

This will be my last post for a bit. We will be heading out to Hawaii for vacation very soon. 🙂

Wake Up: 5:45 am
Hours Asleep: 6
I Felt: fine

Food 1:  Homemade English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich, w/ 1.5 eggs scrambled, 3 slices uncured turkey bacon, and 1 slice American vegan cheese. 

Morning Snack: 11:00am
Food: Boulder Kettle Chips (1 bag)

Lunch: 12:15am
Food 1: 1 cup Miso soup
Food 2: Vegan stir fry w/ vegan beef
Food 3: bbq tofu
Food 4: Asparagus

Dinner: 6:30pm
Food 1: 4 street tacos
Food 2: chips

Evening Snack: 7:30pm
Food: stevia chocolate

Daily Vegetable Servings: 3


Daily Tracking: June 24, 2019

It has been a rough couple of days for tracking. Today was a great day though. 🙂

Wake Up: 5:45am
Hours Asleep: 6 hours
I Felt: Alright

Breakfast: 6:45am
Food 1:  Homemade English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich, w/ 1.5 eggs scrambled, 3 slices uncured turkey bacon, and 1 slice American vegan cheese. 
Food 2: Green iced tea w/ stevia

Lunch: 12:15pm
Food 1: 1/2 Baked Potato w/ 1 cup of vegan chili and nacho cheese
Food 2: 2 cups BBQ Tofu
Food 3: Broccolini w/ vegan nacho cheese and 1 Tbsp. of fried onions
Food 4: 1/2 cup of pita chips

Afternoon Snack: 2:00pm
Food: Cappuccino w/ half and half 

Dinner: 6:00pm
Food 1: Roast Beef Ciabatta Sandwich
Food 2: Hippeas
Food 3: Lily’s Chocolate

Evening Snack: 5:00pm
Food: Turkey Breast

Daily Vegetable Servings: 2

Workout type: Brisk Walk
Time: 12:30pm
Duration: 1.5 miles 

Mood: Hot… 😦 

Workout type: Elliptical
Time: 8:30pm
30 min
Mood: Good

Activity: Japanese Lesson
Throughout the day
about 30 minutes total

Something Nice That I Did For Myself Today:  Bought some new books

Something I’m Thankful For: That we are going on vacation in a few days.

End Of Day Mood in GIF:

New books!


Daily Tracking: July 22, 2019

Wake Up: 7:00am
Hours Asleep:  6 hours
I Felt:  Ugh…

Breakfast: 8:00am
Food 1: Starbucks Biscuit Sausage sandwich

Morning Snack: 7:30am
Food: Hippeas

Morning Snack 2: 9:00 am
Food: Pop Chips

Lunch: 3:20pm
Food 1:  Japanese Curry bowl with noodles
Food 2:  Plantain Chips
Food 3:  Lily’s chocolate

Dinner: 9:00pm
Food 1: Shrimp Yakisoba

Daily Vegetable Servings: 3

Workout type: Elliptical
Time: 7:00pm
30 min
Mood: Good

Productivity/Self Improvement
Activity: Japanese Lesson
Time: 4:30pm
Duration: 45 minutes

Daily Tracking: July 20th, 2019

Wake Up: 5:00am
Hours Asleep:  5 hours 
I Felt: … like I fell asleep on the couch… *grumbles*

Breakfast: 7:00am
Food 1: Starbucks Bacon Egg Sandwich
Food 2: Cappuccino

Lunch: 1:00pm
Food 1: Vegan “Chicken” Burger
Food 2: Roasted Potatoes 
Food 3: Green Beans
Food 4: 1/2 Cup Vegan Chorizo Rice
Food 5: 1 Cup Vegan Chicken Tortilla Soup

Afternoon Snack: 5:30pm
Food:  Impossible Slider

Dinner: (NOTE: 6/22/19 … I did not track and at this point, I do not remember aside from some Japanese Curry and Noodles.)

Daily Vegetable Servings: 4

Workout type: Brisk Walk
Time: 12:30am
Duration: 30 minutes and 1.5 Miles 

Mood: Good 

Productivity/Self Improvement
Activity: Japanese Lesson
Duration: 30 minutes

End Of Day Mood in GIF: Don’t Remember