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16 04, 2017

Self-Imposed Stress

2017-04-16T13:01:30-06:00April 16th, 2017|Aell & Stiles, Conferences, Pikes Peak Writers|Comments Off on Self-Imposed Stress

An interesting thing about stress, especially self-imposed stress. I desperately wanted to get a new novel finished by Pikes Peak Writers Conference, so I'd have something fresh to pitch to the various agents/editors in attendance. To pull this off, I'd have to write about 1200 words a day, every day [...]

27 09, 2013

Deadline #1 — CRUSHED!

2013-09-26T17:49:42-06:00September 27th, 2013|Aell & Stiles|4 Comments

I had set a deadline of Sept. 30th for finishing the map for the Egan & Stiles stories. As of last night, it's done. You can see a small version of my efforts below. Click the image to enlarge. Map of the City of Mesnick You'll probably notice [...]

25 09, 2013

Deadlines

2013-09-25T21:42:04-06:00September 25th, 2013|Aell & Stiles, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|1 Comment

I think I figured out why I'm in such a writing slump. I've not set a deadline for my writing in a long time. Yes, I've had Day Job deadlines, and PPW Contest deadlines, but I've not had any hard dates set for when I want a piece of prose [...]

20 09, 2013

Radio Silence

2013-09-20T10:35:42-06:00September 20th, 2013|Aell & Stiles, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|Comments Off on Radio Silence

I'm really sorry for the month-long radio silence you've had to endure. I've been head down in a large project for Pikes Peak Writers. That project has more-or-less come to a close for now. The web site for The Zebulon Writing Contest is now launched, and I can rejuvenate my [...]

18 07, 2013

Writin’ & Ramblin’

2013-07-18T12:51:31-06:00July 18th, 2013|Aell & Stiles, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|Comments Off on Writin’ & Ramblin’

As you guys can tell, my muse has forced me down a path to where I'm starting a new series. For those of you that know me, you know that I'm a serious world builder. It'll probably be 2-3 months before I actually outline the first story for Egan and [...]