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Taking it easy

I’ve reached the quarter point in my latest novel. I had hoped to be further along, but life and the day job and that sense of bleh keep getting in the way. My critique partner says it’s the best thing … Continue reading

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Time

As I get older, I begin to suck more and more at time management. It’s not that I don’t have them, it’s that I want to squander my time on things I want to do not what I should be … Continue reading

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Revisiting

I’ve been writing for over 2 decades now. In that time, I’ve discarded several books. Some will never see the light of day. Others I’ll be revisiting. Revisiting is hard for me to do. There’s a reason a story was … Continue reading

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A Newbie Mistake

It happens to every writer. You pour your soul onto a page, polish the prose, and submit it to your critique partner(s). Only to discover you’ve done the data dump. Too much backstory had slowed the pacing to a crawl. … Continue reading

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The End is Just the Beginning

No, I didn’t make up that headline. I stole it wholeheartedly from the Mummy with Rachel Weisz and Brendon Fraser. I still love the movie, but it doesn’t just apply to ancient Egyptian mummies. It also works on writers. This … Continue reading

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Writing Math

I like science. I love math. I love them because they make sense. But then you throw in writing and the math starts obeying other laws. Laws that don’t make sense. Today, I hoped to finish my book. So I … Continue reading

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Stories and Writers

I’ll be frank. I haven’t been writing. Not like I used to. I’m been in a meh stage of life, and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and PBS have been happy to keep me company. But, lately, I’ve been wanting to … Continue reading

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