M. Lorrox's Blog

March 20, 2020

I’m a professional at not touching my face, and to make the world better, I need your help.

I’m really good at not touching my face. I learned how NOT to do it in Kung Fu class, back in college. If class had started, and you fidgeted, scratched, or moved at all from your attentive stance–it had better been a movement to turn around. If you turned around, you could take care of any pesky hairs stabbing you in the eye, or any other discomfort you were feeling. If you broke concentration and, for example, touched your face, you’d get assigned push-ups. So, after many years and many hundred times that count in push-ups, I’m a professional at…


Continue reading


The post I’m a professional at not touching my face, and to make the world better, I need your help. appeared first on M. Lorrox.

1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on March 20, 2020 19:17

January 5, 2020

State of the Matto (Jan-2020)

2019 had some rough spots, but I overcame them. Now, I’m looking forward with a fresh outlook. In 2019 I wrote a book and started its sequel, I started world-building a fantasy realm, and I started to learn game design by inventing some space-themed board games. I had hoped to finish the sequel, but delays and shifting priorities slid it backward on the timeline. My author platform (website, mailing list service, etc) is expensive, and it’s not working for me. I followed the guidance of ‘pros’ in the field, but I just couldn’t adapt myself to their workflow. I spent…


Continue reading


The post State of the Matto (Jan-2020) appeared first on M. Lorrox.

 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on January 05, 2020 05:01

Side Effects

In 2019 I went from 195 pounds after my surgery to 155 pounds. I decided I wanted to eat less and move more, and I did. But something else happened too. I almost entirely stopped drinking. I had been in the habit of enjoying a drink at night, even when my partners weren’t enjoying a drink. Rarely ever would I have two drinks by myself, but with friends, I’d likely have two, or maybe even three. I stopped mostly due to diet, to avoid excess calories. At first, I started drinking low calorie hard seltzers, but soon the taste bothered…


Continue reading


The post Side Effects appeared first on M. Lorrox.

 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on January 05, 2020 04:42

November 4, 2019

Changes Ahead

This January we realized that my house had old termite damage that wasn’t disclosed, an active termite infestation, and a lot of water entering the house and causing damage. This significantly impacted the home renovation timeline, and I put a lot of my personal goals on hold. I certainly accomplished a lot in the bulk of 2019, including recovering from elbow surgery, building a 550 square foot stone patio; building a custom, glass and oak banister; replacing damaged siding and millwork; repairing the house’s rim joist and reinforcing floor joists; installing three support beams in the crawlspace; and designing (and…


Continue reading


The post Changes Ahead appeared first on M. Lorrox.

 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on November 04, 2019 04:30

State of the Matto

This January we realized that my house had old termite damage that wasn’t disclosed, an active termite infestation, and a lot of water entering the house and causing damage. This significantly impacted the home renovation timeline, and I put a lot of my personal goals on hold. I certainly accomplished a lot in the bulk of 2019, including recovering from elbow surgery, building a 550 square foot stone patio; building a custom, glass and oak banister; replacing damaged siding and millwork; repairing the house’s rim joist and reinforcing floor joists; installing three support beams in the crawlspace; and designing (and…


Continue reading


The post State of the Matto appeared first on M. Lorrox.

 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on November 04, 2019 04:30

August 6, 2019

I swear, World, you will not stop me!

I started writing the new book yesterday, then it stormed like crazy and water started flowing into my house like a river… I didn’t get much done on the book. But I’ve got a plan, and after a late run to the hardware store, materials. I’ll show you, World, I’m writing this book AND fixing my house. Take that! (But seriously, if you could chill for a bit, that’d be great.)


Continue reading


The post I swear, World, you will not stop me! appeared first on M. Lorrox.

 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on August 06, 2019 07:32

August 5, 2019

All up in that romance

I decided to write some romance, some hot, steamy, contemporary romance. Mmm. I finished the first book–all 80k words of it–and it’s now at the proofer! I wrote the second book’s outline during the ‘let it sit’ phase of the first book, and it’s a beast: 9,500 words… Today, I’m beginning the sequel. I told my pals in the local chapter of the Romance Writers of America that I’m going to write 9,500 additional words this week, and I’ve got 5 full days to make it happen. I’d like to have this book written by the end of September, edited…


Continue reading


The post All up in that romance appeared first on M. Lorrox.

 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on August 05, 2019 03:25

December 10, 2018

A Year of Renovations

In 2017, I published the first 5 books in the Infinite Vampire series. I did it, but it was a brutal amount of work and it nearly killed me! After the last book was published, I took a short break and finally found a house we wanted. We bought it in Nov. ’17. A year has passed, and I’ve done very little writing. I’ve done a lot of legal work on the Infinite Vampire brand, ran promotions, fixed all known typos and tweaked the book covers, and I worked on setting up the audiobooks, but I didn’t publish anything new.…


Continue reading


The post A Year of Renovations appeared first on M. Lorrox.

 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on December 10, 2018 08:18

Protected: Renovation Photos

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.


The post Protected: Renovation Photos appeared first on M. Lorrox.

 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on December 10, 2018 08:06

November 30, 2018

Protected: A Year of Renovations

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.


The post Protected: A Year of Renovations appeared first on M. Lorrox.

 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on November 30, 2018 12:06