Monthly Archives: May 2013

Passport stamps are pretty useless…

I had to cross the Canadian border today and I realized that the stamps in my passport are completely misleading. I’ve only had this passport since last summer, but it’s gotten some mileage.  I spent three weeks in that country … Continue reading

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Road Tripping (Pt. 1)

Well, four days into my little road trip.  You would expect fairly nice weather in late May, but so far I’ve been hailed on three times and snowed on twice and had such high winds in Wyoming that they blew … Continue reading

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A Little Macklemore Love

Macklemore has some fun songs on his latest album, but he also has some songs that resonate for anyone who considers themselves an artist. First, here’s Make The Money (I wish he had an official you tube channel, but he … Continue reading

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Taking Time Off to Write

I’m still finding my way with this writing thing, which means trying to figure out what works for me.  At the beginning of April I took a break from my day job to focus on writing. It wasn’t just about … Continue reading

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Getting Ahead of Yourself

I tend to think sometimes that if I’m lucky with one thing then I’ll be lucky with everything. Today’s example: A casino sent me an offer for $35 if I went up to Black Hawk and collected it.  And they … Continue reading

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Seeing Opportunity

First, I wanted to share this link from Seth Godin: Summer 2013 Seth Godin Internship Basically, Seth Godin is putting together a team to work on a cool idea for a couple of weeks from July 22, 2013 to August … Continue reading

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The Danger in Liking An Early Draft

I’m currently working through the second draft of the second novel.  The problem is that when I read the first draft I actually liked it.  I didn’t have massive rewrites for this one. Which means that I need to be … Continue reading

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Some Writerly Quotes

It’s been a while since I shared some of the random quotes I’ve picked up here or there.  So, here goes: “When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.  There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and … Continue reading

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Time and Money

Every once in a while I’m tempted to quit this “writing thing.”  I run the numbers and they don’t add up. I hear an agent talk about how you should have six to seven books in print and selling steadily … Continue reading

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Death and Love

I’m reminded yet again that we all see the world differently and react to events based upon our own frame of reference. Yesterday was the funeral for my grandpa.  (Sad to lose him, but glad that it didn’t take months … Continue reading

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