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20 11, 2015

I Made Myself Quit Writing

2017-01-27T11:04:19-06:00November 20th, 2015|Inspiration, Personal, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|1 Comment

I good friend of mine works in a variety of capacities for a literary agent. One of the many hats she wears is that of a slush reader for the incoming queries. She shares inspirational (and warning) tidbits on Facebook from the slush pile without identifying the author that sent the [...]

24 07, 2015

Chuck Wendig Challenge: Why I Write

2015-07-24T10:35:41-06:00July 24th, 2015|Personal, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|Comments Off on Chuck Wendig Challenge: Why I Write

Chuck Wending posted a flash fiction challenge here. I've taken up the challenge. Here goes my (up to) 1000 words: This requires quite a bit of introspection on my part. I started writing when I was ten years old. I walked away. I picked it back up when I was [...]

27 11, 2014

Without Damage

2014-11-27T21:48:21-06:00November 27th, 2014|Podcasts, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|2 Comments

I'm about a month behind in my podcast listening, so some of you may have already listened to the podcast I'm going to talk about tonight. If not, do yourself a favor and checkout episode 206 of The Functional Nerds. (Check them all out, actually. They're really good!) In this episode, Patrick [...]

2 06, 2014

You Never Knew Me, But I Have Met You

2014-06-02T10:39:01-06:00June 2nd, 2014|Inspiration, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|Comments Off on You Never Knew Me, But I Have Met You

I awoke yesterday morning, and the very first thing I saw in my RSS feeds was news of Jay Lake's passing on SF Signal. Jay didn't know me. We were Facebook friends with the occasional "like" or "share" between us, but no real conversation or comments to talk about. However, [...]

3 01, 2014

SQUEEEEEEE!!!!

2014-01-03T18:50:22-06:00January 3rd, 2014|Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|Comments Off on SQUEEEEEEE!!!!

Yeah. That's the same sound a little girl makes when she's found out that her father bought her a pony for her eighth birthday. It's the same sound I made when I read this article on /.. You see, I was an avid player of Star Control 2 when it came [...]

25 11, 2013

Seven Years Gone By

2013-11-25T15:13:05-06:00November 25th, 2013|CSFWG, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|Comments Off on Seven Years Gone By

I just realized that it was exactly seven years ago today that I joined the Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group as a paying member. That set me on the path I'm still walking today. I wish I had kept track of the number of words I had written since then. I [...]

20 11, 2013

Cars, Cards & Carbines

2013-11-20T23:19:38-06:00November 20th, 2013|Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|Comments Off on Cars, Cards & Carbines

I've been mostly silent here lately for a variety of reasons. I might expand on that previous sentence at a later date, but I'll leave it at that for now. Nothing horrible is going on. Just... Well... I'll explain it later because I want to focus on a Kickstarter a [...]

10 10, 2013

A Life Worth Living

2013-10-10T11:47:18-06:00October 10th, 2013|Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|1 Comment

I've been out of sorts lately. More agitated with my writing. More grumpy with the feedback I've been receiving. More dissatisfied with what I'm doing with my life. I've been rockin' and kickin' ass at the Day Job. I've been pulling off things and improving products in ways the other [...]