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Jan.12.2013
I had five fiction writing sessions between today, yesterday and Thursday. I spent about fourteen hours writing fiction on those three days.  I also wrote at work, documenting and revising procedures, wrote personal and work emails, updated my work wiki on open issues, and posted to Red Room...
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Dec.12.2012
Light work day after hours of fevered work.  It was one of those mornings when I was thinking, the nights are just too short.  I need more sleep.  Others ambushed me as soon as I was online.  Emails regarding various projects and problems awaited answers.  I worked almost...
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Dec.10.2012
I am the mountain.   I like saying that and swishing it around my mind, tasting all its nuances.  I am the mountain. The writing day is in full swung.  Beautiful day for it.  I've strolled down to le Beanery.  I'm editing and revising the rejected short story after finding...
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Oct.21.2012
Yesterday's writing day was smooth and uneventrul.  A cold walk, a weclomed Mexican Mocha, a good writing session. Despite what The Writer had told me, The Editor wanted to take an early look at the just completed short story.  He took us back to the beginning and we read through, editing...
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Oct.06.2012
How many days in a row is this that I'm having a great writing day? Should I count the days?  No; I'll just let them flow. So the work day yesterday was not fun but the writing day was. Worked late on "Peerless," addressing a gap. Once I wrote that scene, though, I need to read through...
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Oct.01.2012
I finished my coffee and reflected a bit after posting 'The Writing Month'.   I'm down on myself a great deal because I have high expectations for myself.  Ditto, I'm down on life and others because I have hope and faith that we'll all be better people than we let ourselves. But in...
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Aug.26.2012
It's still August but it's into the last week. I'm still writing like crazy, though, and editing like crazy. Spent the morning editing "Peerless". A pattern has emerged. I'll read and greatly enjoy what I'm written, having forgotten what I've written, then, bam - a misbegotten sentence or...
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Aug.04.2012
The beginning of the month recap. It's good when you set goals to stop and look around and figure out where you're at so you don't go the wrong way. I was once on a Volksmarch in Germany that was poorly marked. It might have been somewhere around Bingen. I do remember it was a Wednesday Volksmarch...
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Aug.01.2012
The one thing about submitting shorts is hunting down somewhere to submit and sending them off. The stories I've written are of the science fiction and fantasy variety. I read these mags but my writing and stories are not quite like their's, and as I read and review submission guidelines and the...
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Jul.10.2012
image via aucegypt.edu   Some years ago I was a writer in residence at a college in eastern North Carolina - there were a group of us, it turned out - with one outlier. I don't mean someone who was a terrible writer, nor a ringer. Instead, she was a non-fiction writer among liars (fiction...