Monthly Archives: December 2008

Things I’ve Learned in 2008

It has been an educational year for me on a number of fronts, but particularly with my writing, and as this will be my last post of the year, I will now share some of the knowledge I have gained: … Continue reading

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We Do Not Control the Material . . .

. . . the material controls us. I think that’s the way it is for most writers. Even those of us who outline the smallest detail, build up pages and pages of research, plan out exactly how many words it … Continue reading

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Christmas Passed

One of the downsides of working in retail is that you never really get to enjoy Christmas. For the most part, the holiday season is a manic blur that begins roughly near the beginning of October and concludes–fizzles out, really–about … Continue reading

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If You Love Your Book, Let It Go

I finished the latest round of edits on Project Superhero last night and, this morning, began the process of sending the completed manuscript out to a select few readers who have expressed interest in telling me what’s wrong with it. … Continue reading

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The Present: A Christmas Short Story

Okay, at long last, here it is–the Christmas story. For those of you reading for the first time, this was supposed to be one of twelve that I planned to write and post on here on consecutive days leading up … Continue reading

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Technical Issues

I was planning on posting my lone completed Christmas short story, the only evidence of my grand incomplete plan to post a dozen stories over as many days leading up to the big day. That fell through due to conflicts … Continue reading

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Fictionomics

As someone hoping to publish fiction in the near future, I keep a close eye on the industry and the news surrounding it. Just as I receive numerous emails from various retailers I watch, I also read several blogs and … Continue reading

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Humbug

Saturday before Christmas. Twelve hour shift. 650 case truck from the warehouse. Cranky customers and cranky employees. More of the same tomorrow. Must sleep.

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Weather by Sybil

Today: Sunny, high of 73. Tomorrow: Rain, high of 51. Sunday: Sunny, high of 31. I’m all for living somewhere with four distinct seasons, but I don’t necessarily need them on consecutive days. Project Superhero is nearly two-thirds edited this … Continue reading

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Oozing Christmas Spirit

Today, I thought I’d post a few of the aforementioned pictures of the neighbor’s Christmas lights. These people are very serious about decorating for the holidays and start on the first of October in time to be ready for the … Continue reading

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