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A Line in the Sand

I spent the majority of Today writing (Author’s Note: I was drafting this on Thursday). I was looking forward to it. I had planned for it: I had the day off work and I could spend that time doing what … Continue reading

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One Bale at a Time

I am 51 years old. Over the course of two days, I have stacked nearly 300 bales of hay. By hand. For those of you not familiar, these are square bales – close to 3 or 3.5 feet long maybe … Continue reading

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Picking up Where You Left Off – And Starting Over

I am closing in on two weeks post-surgery (It’ll be two weeks on Wednesday) and It’s been a fortnight of changes, let me tell you. I think I’m turning into someone who sleeps on their back – which I’d never … Continue reading

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Distractions

I looked out this morning and the sun was goneTurned on some music to start my dayI lost myself in a familiar songI closed my eyes and I slipped away “More than a Feeling” – Boston.(You’re welcome for the earworm) … Continue reading

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Pantsing and Plotting

I post every week. I’ve done this for several years now (Which reminds me that it would be interesting to know – for me at least – how long I’ve been at this). So you’d think that, when the time … Continue reading

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Novelus Interruptus

Late last year, I was 60-70 thousand words deep in a novel when another project appeared. Without getting into details, I switched gears to work on the new project. That was almost 5 months ago. Now that the project is … Continue reading

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In Praise of Editing

I really enjoy editing. That’s it. That’s the tweet. Now I realize that I’ve lost some of you with the title of the post, and maybe a few more of you dropped off after that first line. Not everybody finds … Continue reading

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The Thing About Advice

If you’ve been following the writerly world on Twitter, it would have been difficult for you to avoid a particular edgy take on how to view your fellow authors. I won’t repeat it here because I’m not letting that kind … Continue reading

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The Journey and the Destination

For those of you that don’t know me, I have a thing about roads. They are one of my jams. Give me an empty road stretching off into the distance, or vanishing around a curve – the lonelier and more … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Years, It’s the Mileage

Before I begin, I’d like to take a quick second to let you know that, yesterday, Part 2 of my interview with my friend Natania Barron went live yesterday. Natania’s new book, “Queen of None” Hit the shelves recently and … Continue reading

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