Monthly Archives: June 2013

Who Are You Listening To?

I was thinking about this today…Who am I listening to?  Who are the people whose voices I hear the most and how are they similar or dissimilar to me?  Because those are the people who are feeding my story ideas … Continue reading

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Being a Father Matters

It’s been eighteen years since my father died and my relationship with him is still the single-most important relationship I’ve ever had. He’s the rock I stand on.  His faith in me is what makes me confident that I can … Continue reading

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Writing has made me such a pessimist…

Just got home from seeing The Internship. (Good movie-I’d recommend it.  Although not to my mother because there’s an extended scene in a strip club and that would ruin the whole movie for her.) So, I decided to check my … Continue reading

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The fine art of rejectomancy

I’m still buried under with that day job of mine, but thought I’d swing by for a quick share on my personal attempts to measure my writing progress. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work with novels–they take too long to write–but it’s … Continue reading

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Riddle Me This

Why is it news when the oldest person in the world dies?  Isn’t that kind of expected? (I wish I had more than that to contribute today, but that job that pays my bills is currently consuming my time.  I … Continue reading

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Sometimes you’re the bug

(As opposed to the windshield that turns the bug into a little smear in a driver’s line of sight.) I should be working.  I’m taking a moment to lament the fact that things don’t always go well.  (Not that I … Continue reading

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Failure can be a good thing

First, before I get into today’s post, Dave Higgins had a good alternate view on writing goals on his blog: Is the Change As Good As the Rest? He found that tracking word counts led him to engage in activities … Continue reading

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What counts as writing?

I think, to a certain extent, the answer to this question is very personal.  And it ties back to what your goals are and where you are on your journey. Why are you writing?  Why do you, personally, want to … Continue reading

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The Slow Burn

I was reading a forum thread the other day where folks were discussing prolific writers and it turned into a discussion of how fast someone could write a novel and some sort of notion of what’s ideal. To me, it … Continue reading

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You have to read this

Really, you do.  It’s so short, that I can’t quote any of it. But, SlushPile Hell just rocks sometimes. (What can I say, I have a soft spot for PBR references even though I can’t recall ever drinking it.) BTW, … Continue reading

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