Embarrassing Confession: I like to watch reality TV while I write.

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Sorry for the doom and gloom lately. On a ligher note… My shameful confession of the year! Last year, during NaNoWriMo, I posted a few tips that I find helpful for marathon writing. Some of them are awkward, like remembering to wear pants when rushing out of the house, and avoiding the I-forgot-to-shower-between-chapters-two-through-eleven stink.  But here’s the… Read more »

Writers and Mood (2)

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Last month I wrote about Writers and Moods. I didn’t realize I was repeating myself. Only in reading the comments did I pull  this old post out of my memory. It was over a year old, and boy, have things changed since then. Back then I was just writing for fun. Back then, I hadn’t yet finished… Read more »

#NaNoFail

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Halfway through November, my NaNoWriMo updates looked pretty grim. Well, confession time: Things didn’t get any better. I stopped updating my word count shortly after I switched projects, not because I wasn’t writing, but because I wasn’t posting it. Not that every WriMo posts their work – most don’t. But I said I would, and I wasn’t going… Read more »

Writers and Moods

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Writers are an unhappy bunch. At least, that’s our reputation. But it’s a well-deserved one, or so it would seem. Do you know the phrase addicted to misery? It’s a ridiculous notion. WHY would an unhappy person want to stay that way? To be unhappy is to not like the state of things – life circumstances,… Read more »

Livewriting NaNoWriMo 2012

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NaNoWriMoLoGo

Last November was different. I had a good job.Good pay. Good hours. Good vacations. Good opportunities. I had a good apartment. No rent. No roommates. No am-I-going-to-make-rent stress. And I had a social life in one of the best cities in the world. But I left. I flew halfway around the world, from Beijing to Buffalo…. Read more »

NaNoWriMo 2012

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NaNoWriMoLoGo

Let the countdown begin! Only two weeks to go until Day One of the best month of the year. Or more accurately, fourteen days, eleven hours, and thirty minutes…. by the time I post this. Despite being a perpetual NaNoWriMo Loser and Rebel Repeat Offender, I still look forward to November every year. And 2012 will… Read more »

New Stories: “Ask” & “Richard”

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Hey there! After a brief – and very productive – time without internet, I’m finally settled back in Buffalo, and more importantly in the digital realms. I’m delighted to say that some of the fruit of this break from the internet is two new short stories: Ask is a look at an online romance in a world… Read more »