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I update the blog as much as I can. I'm writing, you know.

Attacking the Draft

Attacking the Draft

Done! I’m done with the first draft of the steam punk novel and I’ve begun revisions for the next draft. So far, it has been easy going, at least for the revisions of the first 20 or so pages. I’ve eliminated about 5 pages, but…

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Oh poopie

Oh poopie

NewSouth Books is releasing an edited version of Huck Finn. It reportedly is replacing the ‘N’ word with ‘slave’ and replacing ‘injun’ as well.

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Something new has been added

Something new has been added

It has been a long trip, but my story Double Bogey appears in the latest issue of Arkham Tales. It involves zombies and golf. Yes, I know, THAT tired premise. The magazine looks good – excellent cover – and the other stories are terrific. Well…

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New Publication

New Publication

One of my poems is up in the new Oct. 2010 issue of Midwest Literary Magazine – It’s called The Golden Age of Railroad Advertising and it’s one of my favorites. Go and enjoy!

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I might even look good in this

I might even look good in this

I know I should be writing or editing or something productive, but I found this and was quickly distracted… Yep. Princess Leia Gold Bikini Apron. Handy for the next time you’re cooking for the Hutts. I got on a Star Wars Tangent and also came…

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Work In Progress Wednesday

Work In Progress Wednesday

Feels weird not to have the book to work on every day. To be honest I’ve missed that daily productivity. I’ve been catching up with my poetry and short story submissions over the last week or so. I’m gathering notes for when I attack the book…

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Good to know

Good to know

Terrific post with some excellent advice for writers over at Janet Fitch’s blog. The article? 10 Writing Tips That Can Help Almost Anyone Pick a better verb? Nice.

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Closer

Closer

I’m at 78k of my first draft. Not far now!

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Think, Thank, Thunk.

Think, Thank, Thunk.

Good day and welcome to Thursday. I’ve been off the radar for a number of weeks and I assure you I’ve kept myself busy the whole time. Last weekend was the glorious Naked Nowhere writing retreat. I just made the name up because of artistic…

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You know what time it is!

You know what time it is!

I’m closing in on the end of my first draft of the book. I’m at about 65,000 words of what I’m planning to be an 80,000 to 85,000 word novel. You know what that means? That’s right. It’s time to prematurely start making my list…

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