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After

I’ve settled on a working title for the book, because Sacrifices didn’t work any longer. The new title–After–speaks to the muse on a variety of levels. Possible variant is After Death. I’m outlining this weekend. I’ve even got notecards for … Continue reading

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Cardio Considered as 36 Cubic Feet of Snow to Shovel

Frustrated call from spouse yesterday afternoon: “The township plowed over the driveway. It’s two feet high. I can’t get into the driveway.” She sent me a picture, and the drift of hard, chunky snow started four feet out into the … Continue reading

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Writing About Reading/Research

A while back I started to track how many books I read throughout the year. The goal was 52 books in a year, one a week. Beyond recording the numbers, I tracked reading patterns; sometimes I’m in the mood for … Continue reading

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Writing and Moving Forward

It’s a while since I posted here. More than month’s passed since World Fantasy in Columbus. Thankfully, I didn’t experience any con crud, and I’ll credit the good meals I ate with friends in various restaurants around the convention center, … Continue reading

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Writing About Conventions

I’m finally coming down from the rush that was the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio, last week. Enough to provide a coherent report of my impressions and what I gained from the time and money spent hanging out with … Continue reading

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Writing About Second Drafts

One of the few advantages of mowing the lawn is that it allows my mind to drop into autopilot; all it’s got to do is keep me walking in straight lines and avoid debris that might shoot out from under … Continue reading

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Writing About Deadlines

Two weeks remain until World Fantasy in Columbus, and while I’m not as close to finishing the first draft as I’d like at this point, the accompanying synopsis/outline is nearly complete. Each novel requires its own process, and I’m normally … Continue reading

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