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Getting close to the end

I just wish I could manage to spend more time writing. Things at work took a very difficult twist a month ago, and my time, effort and spirit has been focused primarily on dealing with that difficulty, not on my … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower

So, I went to see this movie, with zero expectations. I knew from the previews I had seen that it was not any sort of attempt to faithfully recreate any part of any of the Dark Tower books. So I … Continue reading

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Round numbers

Finished my night’s writing, checked the project statistics, was exactly at 40,000 words. Progress is being made. Slow, but steady. And the scene I wrote tonight, I think, is one of the best in the book so far. Out of … Continue reading

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Moving forward

Over 13,000 words. Not quite a thousand words tonight, but still making progress. I feel like I’ve got the story to the point that I can follow the outline and write scenes one after another. Now it’s just a matter … Continue reading

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Significant milestone on “Mountain Home.”

I hit 10,000 words tonight. That’s probably less than a tenth of the final word count of a sci-fi book, but it’s significant. I wrote over 2,500 of those words tonight. And they’re pretty good words. I am starting to … Continue reading

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1300 words on Mountain Home.

No, that’s not much to be proud of, but it’s progress. I’ve got the outline more or less finished, so I should be hammering out words again. I tried to learn a lesson from my Warlord experience and get my … Continue reading

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The Sharecropper’s Son

(NOTE: This is a re-posting of a blog entry I did ten years ago on the passing of my father.) He was born between the Great Wars, in the middle of what became known as the “Great Depression” in 1933. … Continue reading

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