Some Thoughts On Writing Speed

Some Thoughts On Writing Speed

by I recently read a really interesting article on writing speed on Dean Wesley Smith’s blog. It’s a few years old now, but still relevant. Without going into a lot of detail (because that would spoil the article for you), he talks about how people made really good livings writing in the Pulp era and …

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Goal Revisions

Goal Revisions

by Sometimes the problem with having goals for something is not so much when you set them too high but when you, accidentally or on purpose, set them too low. Since I committed myself to writing at the end of last July, I’ve completely blown away my goals almost every month. Even when I essentially …

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Heroes Inc. Cover Reveal

Heroes Inc. Cover Reveal

by So, here it is: the almost-guaranteed cover for Heroes Inc, first book in The Citizen Trilogy. Picture yourself in full superhero garb, standing on a rooftop and looking out over the city you’ve sworn to protect. Assuming, of course, you can actually find any criminals to deal with. It’s an awesome picture, I think. …

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2019 Stretch Goals

2019 Stretch Goals

by I intended to announce the stretch goals as one-offs, as the regular goals were met or if the stretch goals began to look possible. I’m going to stick to that basic concept, but right now, I’ll admit publicly to the ones that fit the bill right now, all at once. Basically, if it looks …

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2019 Writing Goals Update

2019 Writing Goals Update

by So we’re four months and a bit into 2019. I thought it might be worth touching base on this year’s goals. The writing year is going quite well for me, and I’m hoping for that to continue. Working for that to continue. It occurs to me I should maybe be looking at these goals …

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

Happy Anniversary to Us!

by 06 May 1995 to 06 May 2019 seems to equal 24 years. In that time, an apartment, two houses, three children, multiple jobs, many pets, ups and downs, tears and laughter, sorrow and joy. And the ride goes on. Lots of places yet to see on the journey. by

Playing Catch Up

Playing Catch Up

by Spending a little time catching up in the last week. Blog posts that didn’t get edited on schedule, a cover that should have already been designed, internal formatting for a couple of projects that are supposed to become ebooks before summer, and even a couple of serial posts that didn’t get up exactly when …

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Writing Report for April 2019

Writing Report for April 2019

by So my word count for April is a more reasonable 70k. A little more focus on editing and a few extra non-commuting days as we convert the basement into an apartment for the oldest child I have coming back for the summer who now has an apartment’s worth of stuff rather than just a …

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My Son Coming Home

My Son Coming Home

by It’s the 30th of April, 2019 and, just in time for the school buses to be running, we are moving our soon back home. Never mind that we were half an hour early to pick up our truck which was not ready and while they had a record of our reservation, although not at …

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Gen X Loses Again

Gen X Loses Again

by So it’s not just my life that sucks. There are lots of us. I’m not saying it’s a Gen X thing, although there are certainly generational things involved in the feeling. The nature of the generational cycles that we had the 20th century such Gen X is never really had the opportunity to have …

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