Book 2 updates & the plague.

Let’s see, where are we? I’ve gone through all of the feedback that I’ve received for book 2, and the technical corrections are done — punctuation, spelling, missing words, and the occasional tweaking of a phrase. I also wrote a new (very short) chapter to add a tiny bit of semi-closure to one particular scene. I have two things left

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Thesauri. Thesauruses. Tyranthesaurus Rex.

I was planning… something… when I typed the word “writing” into a Google search the other day. I’m not trying to be cagey, I just can’t remember what I originally planned to search for. I ended up going down a rabbit hole, instead. After I typed “writing” into the field, Google sprouted some of its handy-dandy suggestions, and the first

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I’m not bad, I’m just misunderstood.

Driving around downtown is a good way to spike your blood pressure, dirty up your vocabulary, and just generally make you wish that you could take everyone else’s licenses away. I’m sure that there are perfectly sane, totally normal people driving on these streets, but I can’t see them through the thundering herd of hostiles who all seem to be

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Clearing up the static.

Search for something once and Google will assume that you want to know EVERYTHING about that thing FOREVER AND EVER. If I have to scroll through pages and pages of Game of Thrones clickbait before I get to anything that isn’t related to Game of Thrones, that’s a bit much. Sure, I could tell Google that I’m not interested anymore,

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Roaches, singing toasters & bad eggs.

I talked about stories the other day, and it made me think about the stories that I have to tell. Some I’ve told before, either in person or in print. Others are just floating around in the back of my brain, waiting for an opportune moment. One thing led to another, and I decided that if I’m ever motivated to

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Once upon a… are you listening?

We all have stories to tell. No matter how boring or normal or whatever you think your life is, you have stories. They may be small, big, funny, serious, heartbreaking, or just plain weird, but you have them. There’s a lot of stuff out there about love, relationships, friendship — all of the different ways that we connect with each

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Chaos & lists.

I’ve mentioned before (probably more times than necessary) how generally disorganized I am when it comes to writing. I can’t plan, I can’t outline, I can’t see from one chapter to the next most of the time. Heck, I can’t even stick to writing chapters sequentially. I have to use a dry-erase board to keep track of everybody so they

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