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1 12, 2009

NaNoWriMo 2009 – Results

2010-09-17T00:28:06-06:00December 1st, 2009|NaNoWriMo, Pikes Peak Writers|Comments Off on NaNoWriMo 2009 – Results

NaNoWriMo 2009 rolled to a close last night, and I was writing right up until midnight in an attempt to squeeze out a few more words. I did get a few thousand more of them put into WARMAIDEN, but the NaNoWriMo site cut me off. I went there at two [...]

18 11, 2009

NaNoWriMo 2009 — Status #2

2010-09-17T00:27:26-06:00November 18th, 2009|NaNoWriMo|Comments Off on NaNoWriMo 2009 — Status #2

Last night, thanks to the PPW's Chris Mandeville and her great organizational skills, I was able to throw a few more words out at the screen. My grand total for the month thus far is 25,726 words. That means I hit my personal goal of 25,000 words. Will I make [...]

11 11, 2009

NaNoWriMo 2009 — Status

2010-09-17T00:26:56-06:00November 11th, 2009|NaNoWriMo|Comments Off on NaNoWriMo 2009 — Status

I'm eleven days into NaNoWriMo, and I've managed to crank out 20,000 words. That puts me at a grand total of 36,000 for the book. Having reached this milestone is a great one for me. I'm one-third the way through my word count, and an equal distance through my plotline [...]

3 11, 2009

NaNoWriMo 2009 — Crushed My Goal Already

2010-09-17T00:26:01-06:00November 3rd, 2009|NaNoWriMo|Comments Off on NaNoWriMo 2009 — Crushed My Goal Already

I set my personal goal for NaNoWriMo this year at 10,000 words. Thanks to the Pikes Peak Writers and Chris Mandeville for setting up the NaNoTRYMo this year. I spent 3 hours writing at the PPW Write-in and cranked out over 6,000 words in that 3 hours. It's amazing what [...]

2 11, 2009

NaNoWriMo 2009

2010-09-17T00:25:29-06:00November 2nd, 2009|NaNoWriMo|Comments Off on NaNoWriMo 2009

I'm doing NaNoWriMo again this year, and I hope to do better this year than I did last year. Last year, I cranked out a little over 9,000 words. I'm setting my personal goal at 10,000 words for this year. I'm two days in and have a little under 4,000 [...]

30 06, 2009

Published for the First Time

2010-09-17T00:24:40-06:00June 30th, 2009|Publications, Short Stories|Comments Off on Published for the First Time

It's with great pleasure that I'm announcing my first publication. So you don't have to wait, here is the link: WHISPERING THROUGH THE VEIL on Static Movement. I'm so very happy right now. I finally get to see my name up in "bright lights" and I can't wait to see [...]

6 06, 2009

Acceptance Email

2010-09-17T00:23:54-06:00June 6th, 2009|Publications, Short Stories|Comments Off on Acceptance Email

I just received an acceptance email for publication of WHISPERING THROUGH THE VEIL from Static Movement. This is the first for me. I feel fortunate that it only took four rejection letters to get my first acceptance. Static Movement (located at is a web-based e-zine which publishes work from [...]

21 04, 2009

New Freebies Section

2010-09-17T00:22:59-06:00April 21st, 2009|Housekeeping|Comments Off on New Freebies Section

I've added a new section to my site (see the menu bar across the top) entitled Freebies. It's where I'll drop some flash fiction, notes about stories/novels, character ideas and the like. It's for things that will never be published directly, but may still be of interest to the public.

26 02, 2009

Christopher Nolan — An Inspiration

2010-09-17T00:21:33-06:00February 26th, 2009|Inspiration|Comments Off on Christopher Nolan — An Inspiration

Christopher Nolan was an Irish writer with exceptional talent, and a great desire to write. His drive to put words down on paper overcame the facts of his birth. He was born without the ability to move anything other than his eyes, and later advances in medicine granted him the [...]

15 02, 2009

No Short Results

2010-09-17T00:20:22-06:00February 15th, 2009|Contests|Comments Off on No Short Results

A few months ago, I showed my shorts to Writer's Digest to no avail. I was not contacted by the 13th of February which means I was not a finalist. I'm not horribly disappointed or distraught by this turn of events. It was my first entry, and I feel I [...]