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Numbers and Words
Monday, July 2, 2012 3:39 PM
I've been dealing with weird issues as I write this draft. First of all, I'm taking a different approach to writing this time around or at least it has a very different feel. The pace seems much slower and I don't think it's just because I haven't been able to find a steady schedule where I write for large blocks of uninterrupted time time... Read More...
Friday, May 18, 2012 7:55 PM
This last Wednesday I finished the third draft of chapters 1 and 2. Not bad for ten days work (most of which wasn't spent working on the novel). As for the goal to shorten this draft, so far the word count dropped about 1500 words between the two chapters. My wife (those of you who know her know she's not afraid to tell you exactly what she thinks of... Read More...
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The Good and The Bad
Monday, March 21, 2011 1:23 PM
I could have titled this post, "Two Weeks Behind," but it seemed as though that would be sending the wrong message. True, I never made up for that week I was sick and last week I did not send out another chapter, but I feel as though I'm making great progress considering. I can't write this book in a bubble: life happens. I could be all grumpy... Read More...
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Round Two
Thursday, December 30, 2010 5:30 PM
Here's the plan: 1) I've taken a semester off of grad school so that I can write the second draft of my book. The plan is to get home a little earlier/on time from work and plug away at it uninterrupted for a few hours in the late afternoon everyday, 3:00-6:00. My wife gets home a little after five, but she has offered to give me until six. Three hours... Read More...
How a blog can help your writing
Thursday, April 1, 2010 3:46 PM
It doesn't matter if anyone reads it or how insightful you are, a blog really can help your writing and I am evidence to that point. What this blog does for me is allow me to connect with other people about what, at the moment is a very lonely and personal endeavor. I have my wife to encourage me and family or acquaintances who ask the dreaded, "how's... Read More...
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An Alternative
Monday, March 8, 2010 2:59 PM
Last week I posted a blog about how and why I don't self-publish, including why I don't put my material on this very blog, including the fact that magazines don't want to republish something that's been put on the web. Most magazines include the stipulation, however, that they won't publish anything that is in the public domain, as in available... Read More...

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