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Aug.12.2013
There are a lot of things in this world that annoy the daylights out of me: cold coffee, warm beer, undercooked grits (yecch) and that horrible phenomena known to we online denizens as Real Life. For the past 3 weeks, Real Life has been an exceedingly invasive thorn in my side.  Work has been...
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Jul.24.2013
I've definitely discovered that it's pretty much impossible to write on your death-bed. This antibiotic (Cipro) does a great job, alas, a side effect is that it completely wipes me out.  I have to work since I'm paid by the hour, so by the time I crawl home all I want to do is lie in bed and...
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Jul.19.2013
Ive read a fair amount on this topic, because I'd like people to read my works (even the free stuff) but I don't want to come across as desperate, obnoxious, or worse! Currently I have my blog here, and I've been gently routing friends and others here via links in my signature block when I post in...
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Jul.16.2013
Nothng like a stomach infection to knock you right down.  Not being real productice right now, just getting well. Still time for some silliness, though! Olaf and the Giant Chicken, Part 4 Olaf looked into shield-maidens faceScrewed his courage to the sticking-place"I've sought you near and...
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Jul.09.2013
Well, certainly, this isn't something I worry too much about right now, until I have something (even a short story) that I feel is publishable, but I do spend time on it on occasion. Most of my thinking for novella and novel length works focus on self-publishing: either Kindle format, or for tne...
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Jul.08.2013
And a totally unproductive (comparatively) one.  Ate hot dogs, ate barbecue, drank beer, slept, and worked with my 3D art package in an attempt to learn enough to create my own book covers and illustrations.  Modest success, but it's a serious learning curve.  Still, I love learning...
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Jun.29.2013
As I sit here, working on Saturday (big software emergency), I ended up penning the second part of the mock-epic poem "Olaf and the Giant Chicken".  So, without further delay: Olaf and the Giant Chicken, a Mock Epic Poem: Part Two Olaf stocked up on suppliesWatching the weather with wary...
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Jun.27.2013
Apropos of nothing, I haven't been sleeping well the past few days.  It could well be the heat, even though most places have the air conditioner cranked up a crowded bus will STILL get toasty. In honor of sleep deprivation, I've started on a second mock epic poem featuring Olaf, the subect of...
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Jun.24.2013
Well, I did get a few hundred words into "Enshadowed", no progress on "Dead Heir" as I'm indecisive about a plot point and I need to settle it before I proceed. Given how things are going with "Dead Heir" I can see the value of doing a brief outline for even a short story.  "Enshadowed" I did...
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Jun.20.2013
I've decided to put my down time at the office to good use, and do some writing! Normally I read tech websites, then hit my Kindle Cloud Reader to dive into a book ntil it's time to go back to coding.  The problem is, about the time I'm really into a book.. I have to put it away.  ...
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Jun.19.2013
A comment likely lost on anyone outside the "Hawaii 5-0" Era. It's Payday, and with Payday comes the joy, excitement, and frustration of choosing 2 new eBooks from my Amazon wishlist.  It's not a huge list, the problem is that I think for every 2 books I buy, I add 3-4 more, so it slowly grows...
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Jun.17.2013
Well, not exactly, but saying you caught the flu from someone on the bus seemed like a pretty boring title, so I went with that. I love mass transit, don't get me wrong!  Dueto damage in my right ete from an accident, my depth percetion vanishes about 10ft from me, so it's eitiher bus, or cab...
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Jun.14.2013
I have to admit, I do have very eclectic tastes in reading. I've tackled all manner of difficult material - Spencers Faerie Queene, the Kalevala, the Poetic and Prose Eddas.. and I occasionally find myself livening up my writing life by tacking a pseudo-epic poem or two. It actually is good...
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Jun.13.2013
Writers read, as a general rule, and I'm certainy no exception.  So, here's what I'm currently reading at home: "Haitian Vodou: An Introduction to Haiti's Indigenous Spiritual Tradition" by Mambo Chita Tann.  This is part of my research for a series of stories set in an alternate New...
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Jun.12.2013
Insomnia, although painful and annoying, has its uses. During my extremely long night last night, I spent a fair amount of time thinkng about writing from a heroines perspective.  I've known a fair number of women, I was married 17 years, so I kind of think I might have a bit of a handle on...
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