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OK, I'll admit it - I'm confused. When I go to my own page and click on the nav for "BLOG" it takes me to the list of these posts that I create through 'posts'. When I try to edit the page called "BLOG" I get something totally different. Ah, well . . . Believing this will result in another "BLOG post," let me add what I think will be a current BLOG post. I have been promoting and writing,…

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It's all on me, not you. But if you are a fan, and you want to help, hold me accountable. Feel free to send me an email (lupusgnome@hotmail.com), and ask if I finished my day's writing. My goal is to write an absolute minimum of 250 words/day this week (and the minimum target goes up each week). Yesterday I managed 495 words. If you drop me a line, I'll tell you how I did. If you hold me accountable at…

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Hello, fans. Once again, I have good news, and I have bad news. First, the bad news. Book 3 sucks. I have re-written it 3 times, using two different approaches, and none of them work. Now, the good news. That process of re-writing and critically assessing finally led me back to where I began for this book. I will begin again, writing it as originally planned. The book will deal with the Travelers and their new home, Pairodice. I will…

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OK, I've been "distracted" long enough. Sorry about that. MY commit: I will at least one chapter a day (I have 14 written), before final submit to my editor once more. Once I have finished review/submit, I will write something each day, attempting to write two complete chapters a week. Tentative schedule 4/24 - finished with review/re-submit 5/1 - through chapter 14 5/8 - through chapter 16 5/15 - through chapter 18 5/22 - through chapter 20 5/29 - through…

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My reason, excuse or rationalization (take your pick) for not having written as planned has been (and still is) a major remodel of our family room. Not only has that impacted me, the author; it has also had a major impact on my editor, my wife. On the positive side, it's going well, and the end result should be awesome. On the flip side of that, everything from the family room and a downstairs storage area has been piled in…

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To my eager fans, I apologize. I am dreadfully late with the next book in the series. Following are a few of my reasons, or excuses if you will. ¬†First, there was Coffee House Writer's Group (CHWG). When I read some of the next book out loud, the feedback showed me many ways to improve the writing. Then there was Blizzcon. Then there was Chrismas. Then I was sick. After that there was flooding in our finished daylight basement (which…

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Happy New Year! My first two books, "Once There Were Dragons," and "There Used to be Magic," are now available locally in Portland, Oregon. Postal Works on 185th NW is carrying them in store. That is not news; but there is a discount available. The Postal Works has a delightful little gift shop, with tons of wonderful goodies for yourself, your friends, gift occasions . . . and if you buy something in the store, as well as one of…

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My book signing at Postal Works on NW 185th went very well, just like last year. Met some wonderful people, the staff at Postal Works were awesome, we had a successful Small Business Saturday! (If you haven't been aware of or supporting Small Business Saturday/Shop Small, be sure to get on board next Thanksgiving Saturday! The small businesses in our communities give us a lot, often operating on very thin margins. We want to help them survive and thrive!) I…

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For the past two years I have successfully completed writing 50,000 words or more during the month of November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). That has been the genesis for my first two novels, "Once There Were Dragons" and "There Used to be Magic." I had planned to complete NaNoWriMo successfully this year, as the core of book four if I had finished writing book three before November came, or as the way to complete book three (Problems in Pairodice)…

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As many of you may know, my second book, "There Used To Be Magic," came out in July, four months earlier than originally planned, just a smidgeon later than targeted (I missed my intended June deadline). It was out in time for the NW Book Festival, though. And so far, fan response has been wonderful. At least one person did have a "glitchy" spot or two, where they had to work to figure out what I had written because the…

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