Category Archives: ain’t life grand

Road trips and the Warm N’ Fuzzy

Oh, yes. I’m well aware that I’ve been a silent lil bugger for some time now. I wish I could say it’s because I’ve been churning out novel after novel, but the truth is I’ve been working on various projects … Continue reading

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You Can’t Take the Sky From Me

So…I’ve wrapped up my revisions on Guardian and sent it off to a few beta readers. Final draft came in at 107,000 words. I cut some thousand words from the last draft via deleting entire chapters, then somehow came out … Continue reading

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On Revising

No, Dear Reader. I am not dead. Not yet, anyway.I’ve spent the last few weeks absolutely buried in revisions however. Attempting to get Guardian: Relics of Providence prepared for eating by the agent community. I’m sorry to say it’s still … Continue reading

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The Day of Birth

Over at Flavorwire they’ve got a fun little infographic up of character birthdays! You should go check out yours! I, for one, am strangely satisfied with my own. And here’s why… Now, I’m not so ashamed that I can’t admit that … Continue reading

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Writers Are Allowed to be Crazy

Writers are allowed to be crazy. It’s a well known fact. You’re reading this right now, dear writer, and you’re doing one of two things: Either you’re sitting and nodding because you’ve done this or something just as crazy, or… … Continue reading

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Break-In

To the person who broke into my Jeep and stole my bag, if you happen across my site: You know by now that there is absolutely nothing of value to you in that bag. So please, if you have any … Continue reading

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And the best film of 2012 goes to…

Been quite busy the last week or two reading manuscripts and doing critiquing and the like for some friends, so alas, NO BOOK REVIEW FRIDAY. Tissues will be shipped out to you soon for this -massive- loss. To make up … Continue reading

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Boston Bookfest 2011 and Updates!

G’day, folks. Today we’ve got a nice little recap of my day at Boston Bookfest and a bit of updates towards the bottom. WOO! This promises to be a rather long post! Boston Bookfest 2011 Don’t know what it is? … Continue reading

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The Hedge Trimmer Wins

This post had several titles. I settled on this one because it seemed most descriptive of my current condition both physically and mentally. A hedge trimmer might as well have had a whack at my frontal lobe. The first thing … Continue reading

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Research and Burnout

Freetown State Forest So today is brought to you exclusively by Writer’s Burnout. That’s right folk, I’ve come down with a severe case of What-The-Hell-Am-I-Doing? I’ve heard that many a writer experiences this. You get into a funk. A rut. … Continue reading

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