Deca-Dad Goes to Analog

A few days back Patrick Kelty, a friend of mine on Facebook, asked if he was ever going to get to read one of these stories I’m tending blather on about. I told him I had a few editors I wanted him to meet. Well, apparently he found one. I’m pleased to report today that […]

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Thinking Bigger…er…or at least more

Once again, I spent much of this morning thinking about the high-level plot of this latest story.  It’s coming together, and I like it quite a bit.  I admit I’m a bit worried about length, though.  It looks to me like a 30-40,000 word piece, which is not particularly marketable.  And the fundamental idea strikes […]

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Thinking

Great basketball game last night.  Butler’s last shot really, really, really needed to go in. Sigh. Technically, I completed no words this morning. I did, however, spend more than an hour thinking about the project and jotting down a bunch of notes that increased the size of the file by about four pages. So I […]

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A Busy Weekend

We spent the weekend visiting Brigid, so I didn’t do any writing this weekend. This represents the longest stretch I’ve gone without creating as least a few words since the year started. So, I guess that’s good. Brigid is doing great, by the way, and it was much fun to see her again. During a […]

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Thanks, Eric

I think it’s physically impossible to be in a bad mood when you’re listening to Eric Clapton play the blues. Yeah, I know, the blues are the blues–they’re supposed to be about heartbreak and pain and suffering. But you know it just doesn’t work that way. Blues, when played right, is about recovery and taking […]

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Quarterly Review

I’ve spent the past day stewing over the decision of what to write next, and in the quiet of the moment I took a look back over the past three months (being a real life corporate type, I figure it’s time for my quarterly review). The results, you ask: Overall, not bad: six new short […]

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Fixing Things Up

Lisa finished her reading of the last story I completed, and the results are a mixed bag. First, there were relatively few typos and basic copy-editing errors, which is always good (hey, the place isn’t called “The Typosphere” for nothing). But she asked a couple great questions about the story itself which I could answer […]

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Wired for Words

The last two days have been business days, meaning I’ve put submissions together and got things in the mail. This also includes some final work on tax paperwork I needed to prepare that was not related to writing in any way. Always much fun. I tend to batch my business days like this rather than […]

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One draft, two draft, three draft, more

I worked my way through the second draft at lunch yesterday, though I suppose it would be more accurate to call it draft 1.5. I did this work on paper, marking up a draft with many (many, many) ink-scrawlings. I left three problems behind that I marked in big pink highlighter. This morning, I went […]

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