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This is the feed for my blog. I update the blog... occasionally? What's a phrase for "Not Terribly Frequently" that makes me sound busy rather than lazy? "When the mood strikes?", "As time allows?", "Every fortnight?" Hmmm.

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

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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That’s Helpful!

That’s Helpful!

Interesting article on Yahoo! that discusses the things that spellcheck won’t catch for you.

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Winner!

Winner!

It was a battle to finish, but Anton managed to come from behind and beat himself for the win! Sounds dirty, no? Anyway, my big giveaway extravaganza attracted just one entrant… so the Grand Prize – The Stephen King book Secret Windows is his. And,…

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Work in Progress Wednesday

Work in Progress Wednesday

I really wanted to be done by now. I planned on being done by now. But it didn’t happen. I know I’m whining a lot about how bad work was recently, but it really was a rough couple of months. I got almost zero writing…

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Day Job Blues

Day Job Blues

Day job is slowly becoming less busy. I’m actually finding some time to catch up on where my submissions are. There are several that are still out and they’ve been out for a while. That’s a good sign, right? The 14-hour work days are winding…

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Developing your characters

Developing your characters

Excellent post about developing/creating characters over at the Guide to Literary Agents. Footnotes: 5 Articles About Creating Characters has some great links to help make your hero a little more real. “First, find out what your hero wants. Then just follow him.” Awesome. I realized…

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Is your book publishable? io9 tells it like it is

Is your book publishable? io9 tells it like it is

Great flowchart/checklist of how to know when your book is done. io9 got it from someone, who got it from someone else. It’s available for purchase, with proceeds going to 826 National, a non-profit that teaches kids creative writing skills. As io9 points out, the…

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Ah Monday

Ah Monday

No motivation. So close to the end of the chapter. Very short lunch. Not gonna happen. OoooOoo! Easter candy is half price! Maybe chocolate will inspire me to write after work? Only one way to find out!

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Night of a Billion (more) Stars

Night of a Billion (more) Stars

Stick this in your idea factory and write about it – A new discovery suggests that scientists were off on their original count of stars… by about a Billion. A Discovery News article says astronomers “may have underestimated the tally of galaxies in some parts…

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It’s been a while since I posted a Work in Progress update. I’ve slowed down on the Urban Fantasy novel as I struggle to hit the 60% mark. Not because I don’t like the project or I’m not sure where to go with it, I’m…

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