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NaNoWriMo and Beyond.

So NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has ended, and yes I participated. I did, unfortunately, not reach the goal. A vacation involving Mickey Mouse and a cruise, kind of got in the way, but despite that hurdle I was able to reach 43K by the end of the month. Regardless of whether or not I […]

Waiting and waiting and waiting

With NaNoWriMo approaching, I’m finding it difficult waiting for the green light (November 1) to get started on my project. I’ve tried to keep myself busy with the outline I’m working on, but I really want to sink my teeth into the pounding out content. I’m not one to spend this much time on an […]

Flash Fiction – A Random Act of Kindness

Last weekend a friend and I met up for our yearly get together. It’s a tradition, the two of us meeting somewhere where we sit, discuss, and have a few beers. Over the past few years we’ve issued challenges. Have a chapter, short story, novel, whatever written for the meet. Last year’s challenge turned into […]

Preparing for November

So NaNoWriMo approaches, and I have put my name into the hat in hopes of forcing myself to get into a rhythm. I’ve slacked off lately in regards to writing and I hate it. I need goal, a deadline, something. It’s probably a residual affect from those years as a journalist. I signed up for […]

What I have to offer

Writing a novel is hard. Don’t let anyone tell you different. It’s especially hard when you have a daytime job, a wife, kids, dogs, a house to work on, grass to mow, lawnmowers to fix, and so on makes finding time to write a constant battle. But, writing is also fun. It’s rewarding, and once […]

Woo Hoo! Another chapter in a fictional universe.

Completing something is a hell of a feeling. Especially when it’s a story. For the past several weeks I’ve been working on a short story I plan on it being part of a series where certain characters make appearances. A couple of characters mentioned or in “Frank Winston” are in this tale. It’s kind of […]

Key Slapper

For those of you who don’t know a key slapper is someone, like myself, who learned how to type on a typewriter. At least, that’s what I like to think. Now, I’m not a curmudgeon, or a luddite, or anything of that sort. I like to think of myself, or my generation, as the last […]