Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com The autumn wind is whipping across the battlefield as I pull my too-think jacket tight across my shoulders. It was a hard day in the trenches, and I look toward the morning with a sense of resigned duty, knowing that earning tomorrow’s respite will be no easier than gaining … Continue reading The Old Nemesis Returns
JR Andrews’ Big Day
The last time I wrote an honest-to-goodness post here, I seem to recall saying something, maybe, about a book I had written, kinda sorta being published, or whatever? I think it had something to do with this... You know what? Forget that nonsense. I was going to try to pretend to be all calm and … Continue reading JR Andrews’ Big Day
Fish-Boned And Betrayed
I had...not a great day today, kids. I found out that someone I thought of as a friend has been lying to me for some time, apparently, and basically betrayed my trust and the trust of many others I consider my friends. Which, believe it or not, actually makes today's socks kind of perfect. I … Continue reading Fish-Boned And Betrayed
Fortunately, The Socks (a Puddintopia Treatise on Turning 45 and NOT Quite Being The Rock)
This pair of socks is pretty much unlike anything I've worn so far this year, and not by accident. In fact, I've been saving them for today. Because kinda like these socks, today is a day a little unlike the others, and this post will follow accordingly. That is, I hope you can forgive me … Continue reading Fortunately, The Socks (a Puddintopia Treatise on Turning 45 and NOT Quite Being The Rock)
A sad and yet happy farewell to NaNoWriMo 2013.
Remember back in the “Good Ol’ Days”, the halcyon, glory-tinged days of yestermonth, when I actually managed to post more than just a short poem and a dredging up of old short fiction? Like, when I wrote posts about topics. Yeah, last month truly was the Golden Age for blogging. Take comfort, though! Thing are … Continue reading A sad and yet happy farewell to NaNoWriMo 2013.
To NaNo, or not to NaNo?
Since the beginning of the month—well, more precisely since I wrote this post—I’ve been plague by the question titling this post. Should I or should I not fling myself out of the proverbial perfectly good airplane without a parachute on Friday with all my other lemming friends? That is, should I take off my helmet … Continue reading To NaNo, or not to NaNo?
Landing Your Dream Agent in One Easy Step
Earlier today, I put the last few words of revision into the manuscript for Project Macaroni and sent it off through the ether to my agent. For the foreseeable future I will try to forget about it while she reads through and determines which parts of it are decent—potentially even saleable, one hopes—and which parts … Continue reading Landing Your Dream Agent in One Easy Step
It. Is. Done. (kinda)
Late last night, I finished the first pass of revisions for Project Macaroni. You know I’m not pulling your leg because there’s a 100% and a full progress bar over there on the sidebar to the right. And as I’ve said before, progress bars = science, and science doesn’t lie. After wrapping up that last … Continue reading It. Is. Done. (kinda)
Project Macaroni Status: Complete. Achievement Unlocked!
Huzzah! After two longs months of toiling daily in the word mines, reeking of coffee, weakness, dark chocolate, candy-coating, bourbon, flop sweat, and doom, I have finally, finally finished the first draft of my latest novel, codenamed Project Macaroni. How can you believe me, you ask? Especially as I’m known to make stuff up on … Continue reading Project Macaroni Status: Complete. Achievement Unlocked!
A Limerick To Warn Against Following Me On Social Media For the Last Weeks of Drafting a Novel
I’ve come to assume that it’s doubtlessYou’d prefer that my posts were word count-less.I should just be condemnedBut hey, look, M&Ms!Man. The suck of this limerick is boundless!