Monthly Archives: February 2009

Good/Bad

Good–Reading has begun on the Governor’s Scholar applications and I’m currently on number 120. Bad–The applications thus far have been models of mediocrity. I’m already tired of people telling me how music makes them unique. Let me say it again–if … Continue reading

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Busier Than (Insert Your Metaphor Here)

Posts on here will be appearing less frequently for the near future as I deal with a few things that take priority over writing stuff nobody will read. First of all, I’ll be working on my final edits and query … Continue reading

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Rewriting

Sometimes you can’t just stick a Band-Aid on a problem in your story. There are times when the simple delete key or the clarifying phrase fall short of fixing what is wrong. These are the time of the rewrite and … Continue reading

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Sample Editorial Comments Vol. 5

I have been struck down again by a vicious cold and, in light of my being a bit off thanks to the cold medicine I’m taking and my general state of ick, I’ll fall back on another episode of my … Continue reading

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Movies and Books

I was sitting with the wife this evening watching The Wedding Singer after a nice dinner of chicken pot pie soup. I had somehow missed seeing this movie over the past eleven years since it came out and, last night … Continue reading

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This Lazy Moment Brought to You by Breyers

I have a lot of things going on right now–last of the edits, new book(s) started, working eight days in a row, Valentine’s Day, ice cream calling my name, etc.–but unfortunately none of them are very interesting to write about. … Continue reading

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Yay me!

Tonight was the “Me and My Guy” dance for my daughter’s Girl Scout troop. A good time was had by mostly all and, to top it off, yours truly won the “Pretty As a Princess” competition thanks to some wonderful … Continue reading

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Great Minds Think Alike . . . Or At Least Write Similarly

I had been shopping around my novel, Dead and Dying, for quite a while before I ever read Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I had heard the press, seen how my 13-year old daughter swooned over the mention of Edward Cullen, … Continue reading

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Topical Tuesday: President Obama

I didn’t post about our new president around the election or the inauguration because, well, because I just didn’t want to. It’s my blog, dammit. Now, however, with the man in office, I’ll expound a bit on what I think … Continue reading

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Tennis

The weather here in northwest Tennessee was unseasonably nice today, so the two younger children and I walked over to Bethel so I could get my first bit of tennis in for the year. I haven’t played since last summer, … Continue reading

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