Is an author ever 100% satisfied with his/her work?

I swear, you spend a day, a weekend, a month, writing a scene, a page, a paragraph. You re-write it several times. A friend, proofreader, or editor chops on it. You fix everything, you get it just right, and a second after you drop it in the mailbox, or hit the 'send' button, you think of something you should have done to it! I guess it is all part of the process, because I don't think a writer SHOULD be 100% satisfied. One should always be seeking perfection in their work. Geez, you'd think I hade been watching too much Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai, or something. Anyway, if any of you have a similar story you'd like to share, I like to hear it.

Why writer's conferences are so much fun!

Where to begin? The speakers, the presentations, the late night critique sessions, so much of the Southern California Writer's Conference was outstanding. And what about the great lectures where you realize, maybe you need to rethink that opening scene of your novel one more time. The amazing, not to mention friendly and supportive people there. And I am not just talking about the folks in the hotel bar. Seriously, if you have not attended one before, do a google find one near you (I drove for four hours to get to mine) and GO!

Biography Highlights

Writer of the Sterling thriller series;
The Hong Kong Exchange

Public Speaker on Motivation, Leadership, Goal Setting/Achieving

Former Marine Officer;
Pilot, both fixed-wing and helicopters

Former Stand-up Comic;
Host and MC of the Honolulu Comedy Club

What's Link up to?

After returning from the Southern California Writer's Conference, I am more determined than ever to become a successful full time writer. I am currently in the process of getting my website up and running as well as putting the final touches on my next novel - ARIEL.