Where in the world have you been? I just logged onto my personal web site and noticed I hadn’t posted a blog entry in over a year. WOW! The truth —I’ve been: Working: Really, no excuse, but I have nothing else to blame that dead space on. From 2006 to 2009, it was tough. Then, [...]
Facebook, love to hate it, enjoy it’s benefits, be annoyed by it’s faults, but mostly realize, it’s the people damit, not the software. > Remember, privacy settings are limited and will not always work in your favor, so remember when posting, everything is public. EVERYTHING! > Knowing what you had for breakfast, lunch or dinner [...]
President Kennedy stated in his famous speech in Houston about going to the moon, we choose to go, not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard. We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because [...]
It’s amazing how quickly forty-five mintes can go by. That’s approximately how much time I have in the morning on the bus ride in. Since I grab the 6:12AM bus out of Niwot, I find it’s quiet and most of the other riders are snoozing or reading. So, I fire up my laptop and crank on my novel.
While I’m writing to accomplish the National Novel Writers Month goal of 50,000 words in 30 days, I’m also trying to put the story down on paper. I’ve discovered that adjusting my process of pre-planning is making a huge difference. Even though I’m adjusting as I go, having a generally sound plan ahead of time makes the writing sessions go by quickly.
With all that’s going on, my schedule is crazy. Yeah, i know, so is everyone’s right. Well, agreed, but with the added pressure of work, long commute and doing chores on the weekend, I’ve added even more to plate. NaNoWriMo is a challenge. Staring November first, I began to try and bang out a novel [...]
I’m a huge Stephen King fan for many reasons. One: He’s a fantastic story teller, Two: He focuses on a variety of slants premises that deal with apocolyptic plots and sick/twisted characters, Three: he builds well rounded characters both “normal” and twisted ones and Four: He’s a decent writer compared to most. What mostly intriques [...]
National Novel Writers Month – aka: NaNoWriMo, is in November. Anyone who’s ever wanted to write a novel can participate. The core requirements are to start from scratch, write as fast as you can and finish 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Sounds easy huh? We’ll see. Currently, in between my day job demands, family [...]
I’ve been a busy beaver the past three weeks during my free time. While I have more to go, I’ve put the finishing touches on the first three stories of an anthology I’m working. Twisted mini-thrillers: The Jump: Twins with a sorted past who do not like each other learn about their inheritance and celebrate [...]
I’ve not posted in quit some time, but I’m sure my fan base of ten (Mom, Dad and who ever else happens to stumble upon my blog) weren’t too worried. I’m working an IT contract at a local Natural Gas company in Downtown Denver and have had zero time to really focus on posting anything [...]
Air-conditioning, wherefore art thou? Ours is a big grey lump sitting stoically on the side of the house, silently waiting to spread it’s goodness throughout our interior. However, the truth is, having the house cooled down is NOT the real reason it should be on. Colorado summers aren’t that bad, A/C is for wimps. Noise [...]