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Fiction is Taking a Back Seat. Dammit.

I’m still working on things, but not as a primary activity.  I just have too much going on right now: Just sold my house, so I have to pack it up. We’re putting an offer on a new house. And … Continue reading

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Stressed Out and Hating It

I’m stressed out.  Others notice it, too.  Some think it’s because of my job.  They’re not entirely wrong, but they’re also not entirely correct. The truth is, I’m like the stress version of the Hulk–I’m always stressed.  Everything stresses me out.  … Continue reading

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The Rewriting, it BURNS! But oh so good!

So, Seeking Home has met with a lot of agents who liked the premise, but rejected it.  The few who gave Personal rejections almost all said the writing was good but they struggled to connect to the manuscript. Several Beta readers … Continue reading

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Still Working; Still Hanging On to The Dream

The new school year has begun, and with it, a concomitant uptick in my stress levels. That said, I am continuing, in both my day job teaching and in my dream job writing, to continue the drafting of The Year of … Continue reading

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ER Visit and Attendant Life Changes

Or, How Doctors Like to Scare the Shit Out of You. So last Saturday, I had a pleasant enough day.  I drove to Napa, had lunch, drove the 1.5 hours up to Clearlake, CA, where my mother is buried, and left … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower Movie: Not as Bad as I Feared

So I saw The Dark Tower, and… I guess I’m not sure why so many people seem to hate it. Caveat: I haven’t read the books, which I’m working on rectifying now, but I’m familiar with the basic plot and some … Continue reading

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Re-outlinining: The Bane of My Existence

Holy crap, I last wrote here on June 19th.  That whooshing noise was July.  It said hi. So, in my last post, I talked about re-outlining The Year of Rage.  And I was happy with it. Then I put it all … Continue reading

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