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a race against time

Having a child is extremely difficult. They consume your energy, focus and time. (I must note my wife does the majority of the work...

One Foggy Night

Fog suffocated the surroundings outside as the three teenagers walked down the empty, lifeless street. The house they were looking for...

the self-pub world

It's been a week since my novel came out and I've been thinking. It's truly shown me what my favorite parts are about writing. I love the...

hes·i·ta·tion

noun the action of pausing or hesitating before saying or doing something. "Blake felt intense hesitation before releasing his novel." In...

Not Another Zombie Story

In 2007, I Am Legend hit theaters and I begged my dad to take me. I was fifteen years old and enthralled with the story. I'd never seen...

THE WIDOW, a short story

The following letter was received in the mail with the request for it to be posted on the internet. Blake Nail neither condemns nor...

a change of plans, blog post

Well, after much thought, pacing and chewing on nails, I've decided to go forward with self-publishing my novel, Reintegration. Which...

spiral (not the movie), blog post

no I didn't watch the new movie Spiral. this is about my own spiral. rejection is never fun. but it's even worse when you feel strongly...

hopeful editing, blog post

every time I say I'm going to write more on here it only lasts for a brief period and then I go back to neglecting it. But a recent...

rainy morning, blog post

the sun spent some time with us but rain has now come. I guess march isn't completely clear of winter yet. at least it's better than the...

lent and the far away god

every year lent rolls around and we hear the same old jargon. its a time to get closer to god. no one ever asks the question: how far is...

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