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Story Time.

I think I finally know what I’m going to do with my YouTube channel. I got to thinking, as I tend to do. I’m an author. I’m a story teller. There are enough people who ramble daily about their daily writing grind and handing out writing advice. That’s not what I ever wanted this blog or the YouTube channel to be about.

What did I want it to be about?


That said, I’m going to start using this blog and my YouTube channel to start telling stories about me. From my childhood, high school, Navy Days, Band days, my family. Yes, I’ll still talk about my writing and where it’s going. Just not as the main content. I’m going to branch out from what I was doing and tell more stories. Honestly, I think that’ll be far more interesting than “I wrote 3000 words today.”

I think that’s what’s holding back my ability to grow my audience. I’m not putting enough of ME into the content. Sure, there are some who are hear to listen to me ramble about what I’m doing and where I’m going. I’m not forgetting about you. Honestly. I do plan on talking at length about my writing. Only once a week and not every single ding dong day.

My goal is to get back to 5 minutes a day. Short stories about things I’ve done, where I’ve gone, dreams I’ve had, stories I wanted to tell and didn’t and why. I’m going to do a better job of putting out shorter content so it’s not so much for one sitting. Seems everyone has ADD these days and I need to keep the content length down.

That said, I’m also going to resurrect Murdock Minute. I’ll get those up on YouTube and TikTok and YES it will be one minute reviews or less. I plan to keep my face out of the videos and put pictures up instead. I’ll still record audio for them, but I’ll be far more brief. I feel these will do better on TikTok than YouTube, but they’ll go in both places.

I’m going to keep this one short this evening. There is much to do and I need to get after it.

Until Next Time!

Stay Awesome!

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Under the weather.

I’m home alone today. Not feeling well. Suffering from a low pressure migraine. Haven’t had one of these in some time. Figured I’d make use of the time.

I got caught up on Gold Rush, Curse of Oak Island and Battle Bots. Spent a little time reading Gene Wilder’s Kiss My Like a Stranger. Then I uploaded and scheduled all the Golden West episodes to YouTube. Recorded 5 a Day with Jay even though I wasn’t feeling 100%. Next I’ll be editing and producing the next several Short Story Saturday episodes.

This will get me caught up through mid-March and I’ll have time to do some writing and recording between now and then.

I’m off to get some more work done and I’ll be heading to bed early.

Until Next Time!

Stay Awesome!

The Purge

I spent a good deal of time (more than I should have) paring down my lists of blogs I’m reading, youtube channels I’m subscribed to, and while I was at it, I went through my Twitter follows and FaceBook friends and started cleaning house.

This needed to be done. I won’t get into details. Just clearing the way for 2021 so I can more easily meet my goals for the year.

Until Next Time!

Stay Awesome!

Welcome to 2021

Today is the start of a new year. Welcome. As I say in the video (if you don’t feel like watching it), two of my books are currently free. Links below. If you’re a subscriber, drop me an email at and I will send you any ebook in my collect to you, free. This is a small way to say Thank You for sticking with me while I figure things out.

Secondly, Harvey, I’ve followed your blog and I’m glad to see you’re back as well. Always good to see your posts in my feed even if I don’t comment often. That’s something else I’ll need to change in the coming year.

I’ve big goals for 2021 and you are all part of that. Growing my audience is the only way I’ll ever be successful. I’ve been neglectful, and for that, I’m sorry. You’re tired of hearing that, so we’ll move on and I’ll get to work cranking out books.

Until Next Time!

Stay Awesome!

Free Books:

V&A Shipping 1: Stowaway

Golden West 1: Westward, Ho!