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2019 Writing Rearview Review

Well, it’s that time of year when writers the world over tell you all about the stuff they wrote and published for the prior year. So here I go! 🙂 Short Story Submissions Okay let’s start off with short story submissions, rejections, and acceptances:… Continue Reading “2019 Writing Rearview Review”

Why I’m Not Writing: Procrastination

Let’s talk about procrastination, one of the myriad demons that plague writers and keep them from achieving their goals. I believe procrastination generally stems from fear. You know, fear of failing, fear of writing badly, fear of that really difficult scene that’s out of… Continue Reading “Why I’m Not Writing: Procrastination”

A Week of Writing: 4/30/18 to 5/6/18

Another week of writing come to a close. Got some novel writin’ done, some short stories spruced up, a bunch of submission sent, a pile of rejections received, and even a publication to crow about. Have a look. The Novel Well, I was hoping… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 4/30/18 to 5/6/18”

A Day in the Life of a First Draft

As you know, writing requires extreme dedication to the craft, unswerving discipline, and nigh-supernatural resistance to distraction. To shed some light on this magical process, I present a semi-fictionalized account of a single day in in the creation of a first draft. 8:00 a.m.… Continue Reading “A Day in the Life of a First Draft”

2016: A Writing Rearview Review

And that’s a wrap on 2016, some might say mercifully so. As for how 2016 treated me and my writing career, I would rate the year as “not too shabby.” Let us now turn to a whole bunch of stats because they are the… Continue Reading “2016: A Writing Rearview Review”

My Meandering Path to Writerly “Fame and Fortune”

One of things people ask me on a fairly regular basis, more so lately, is how did you get started with writing and editing, and how did it end up being your “job?” Well, my career trajectory has been kind of all over the damn… Continue Reading “My Meandering Path to Writerly “Fame and Fortune””

2015: A Rearview Review

Well, it’s a new year, a blank slate of dreams and possibilities, so instead of focusing on the future and what it might bring, let’s wallow in the past. Yep, it’s one of those year-end review/summary type things we bloggers just love to do.… Continue Reading “2015: A Rearview Review”

Word Count Goals of the Rich & Famous

Here’s a nifty little article I found on a blog called Writers Write that details the writing habits, and more specifically, the word count goals of 39 famous authors. The article is called The Daily Word Counts of 39 Famous Authors, and it features big names like… Continue Reading “Word Count Goals of the Rich & Famous”

The Quotable King: Ten Pages a Day

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, especially this one, then you know I’m a big fan of word count goals. I like watching the words add up in my spreadsheet, and I find having that kind of concrete, tangible goal keeps me… Continue Reading “The Quotable King: Ten Pages a Day”

A List of Links: Resources & Rejections

Here are more potentially useful links for the rejectomancer gathered haphazardly from across the blogosphere and beyond. 1) I recently discovered a great resource for spec-fic writers. It’s called Ralan’s SpecFic & Humor Webstravaganza, and it’s a little like Duotrope in that its a listing of… Continue Reading “A List of Links: Resources & Rejections”

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