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I’m back!

It looks like I've been neglecting this poor site. Since my last post, I've published a new novel, 40 x 491. I've written another after that, as well as half of 40's sequel. Not that it matters at this point, but I'm not planning on putting that sequel out until two others are published. One… Continue reading I’m back!

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This Close to Sitting Ducks

Ah, the feeling of a new home. My wife and I are living out of boxes and bags at the moment, waiting for a big day of moving tomorrow. I figured while I have some down time, I might as well write up a quick post. My third novel has been sent off to my… Continue reading This Close to Sitting Ducks

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Today, as a writer views it.

The new plant in my office brought a few bugs in with it. I've been sitting here smashing the little dudes for three days. It's always dark in here, so I'm hoping the strip of LEDs is enough for the plant, but not enough for the bugs. Either that or I'll smash them all at… Continue reading Today, as a writer views it.

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That’s not where I left it…. is it?

Let's say you've got part of a novel's first draft done. Four chapters knocked out. Something happens and you decide to stop working that project for a bit. Maybe a glitch in the matrix makes you forget about it for six months, who knows? So, you finally sit down at your computer, ready to attack… Continue reading That’s not where I left it…. is it?

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What I’ve Learned About Writing

As I pass the halfway point in year two of taking writing seriously, I'm able to look back and see all of the wonderful lessons I've learned. It's really something amazing that I can compile a good sized list of these things after such a short time. Since I am able to put together a… Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Writing

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New Poetry

I've got a poetry book that's just about ready for release. It'll be out before my second novel, sometime this Fall, probably. This next collection is called "In your Gourd, Off the Dime" and is inspired by the latest works of David Lynch, among other things. It's meant to be a little more obtuse and… Continue reading New Poetry

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Piece of a WIP

Here's a bit from what will eventually be novel three. I'm just about 40k into it, and probably about half done, so it's going extremely well. It's so different writing this book. My first attempt, though enjoyable, was a lackluster, confusing process when I look back at it. I'm happy with that book, but I… Continue reading Piece of a WIP

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Novel Updates!

It's been a crazy summer! Weddings, milestone birthdays, family from out of town staying with my wife and I. Whew! I'm glad my schedule has finally cleared up enough that I can work on my tech series, and get back to writing my novels. I got about a quarter into novel three when my editor… Continue reading Novel Updates!

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Top Class

Since I'm doing a tech writing series, I thought I'd do something a little fun. I know a lot of people prefer htop to top, on Linux, and that's valid, but I feel like a lot of folks ignore, or are unaware of, the awesome power of a lot of the built in tools you… Continue reading Top Class