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Quicker Than Quick Update Holy triple crap on a jumbo size cracker . . . we survived our first of two moving sales. We did really well and already we can’t remember the majority of what we sold. In the process, … Continue reading
Even Quicker Update Holy double crap on an extra large cracker . . . my feet are dead. We rolled up our garage door at 7:30 a.m. — a full 30min before the start of our moving sale — and people were … Continue reading
Quick Update Some have noticed my blogging output has dropped off. That is an unfortunate byproduct of us upending our lives by selling our house and planning to move. At this time, I don’t want to say any more about … Continue reading
Random Humor It’s been a long day. Well, all the days are the same length of time but when you do a lot of stuff, they can seem to both fly by and also be interminable. By the way, listening … Continue reading
Writing Ideas One of the questions often asked of writers is “where do you get your ideas”. I’m never asked that question, and hence my worry that I’m not really a writer. Also, that’s a trick question of sorts . … Continue reading
Writing & Trigger Points One of the stories I wrote last September (part of my effort to write stories for submission to paying markets) was based on THIS quick piece of flash fiction. The full story still sits on my … Continue reading
Talent I read an article that had me thinking about Talent. I mostly agree with the writer about the many misconceptions of talent. I’m often told . . . er . . . sometimes told . . . oh, OK, … Continue reading
By “pro markets” I mean publications who pay what is considered a “pro rate” for the right to publishing your work. For short stories, that rate ranges from 6¢ to 10¢ per word. Many people are so intent on getting … Continue reading
Imagine you use a public bathroom in a mall. You do your business while trying not to touch anything, you wash your hands (that makes you a rarity), and you leave. As far as you are concerned, that chapter of … Continue reading
I’ve not started editing my NaNoWriMo No. 3 (a. k. a. NNWM-2K15) because I’ve been busy with other stuff and because I’m still letting it simmer. I have, however, been sending out a few things. So far, I’ve had three … Continue reading
Another flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig. As some might recall, one of his previous challenges resulted in a short story I’m shopping around (already got one rejection, so I’m stoked). This time, the challenge is for a piece of … Continue reading
I’ve covered before my propensity to use pareidolia and enhance it by hand-drawing appropriate faces on various food items. For them who are not up on it, HERE is one such post. I also have the program Portrait Professional Studio … Continue reading
People — people who barely remember grade school — might not realize today is the only day of the year that is a command. And, since that joke probably fell flat, here are a few things from people funnier than I … Continue reading
I mentioned on the last post that I meant to expand and revise my “Future Graveyard” short story (read how it came to be HERE) and I’ve done did so, last night. I took the 2,375 words short story and … Continue reading
NNWM-2K15 Update: The next post will contain Chapters 35, 36, and 37 of my 2015 NaNoWriMo no-longer-work-in-progress. You heard me right. I may be sick, running a fever (approaching the 100 mark, which while fine when talking about age, is not particularly … Continue reading