Category Archives: Behind the scenes

“Behind the scenes” are anecdotes from my writing experience.

The Patron Joes of Writing

These are the three patron Joes of my writing desk. If you can name them, you’ll understand why. Every writer has their writing space. Mine is cluttered with notes, mind maps, reference posts stuck up everywhere, as well as bills, … Continue reading

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2017 Q1 Progress Report

It’s April, and that means I pull my head up out of [the sand] and take stock of my progress on various goals this year. If nothing else, it allows me to tick off one more post on my “post … Continue reading

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2016 End of Year Progress Report

Success! This year’s end of year report is not as late as last year’s end of year report! One of these years, this will actually be timely. Regardless, let’s take a look at the goals and progress from 2016, then … Continue reading

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A Togahan’s Chance…is released!

Earlier today, all the publishing widgets fell into place and A Togahan’s Chance is now available! Check it out on the following platforms: the Kindle: Amazon.com the Nook: BarnesandNoble.com the Kobo: Kobobooks.com Thank you again to all the folks who … Continue reading

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2016 Q3 Progress Report

Hello, everyone! Here’s my third progress report for the year on various ventures. Yes, it’s right after my Q2 report, a shameful bit related to my second goal, below. Read on: Read 20 books in 2016: I’m in the middle … Continue reading

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2016 Q2 Progress Report

Hey folks! Sticking my head up again to keep you abreast of my progress. I’m still plodding along on 2016 goals. I’ve been getting more questions on when A Togahan’s Chance will be released. See below. Read 20 books in … Continue reading

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2016 Q1 Progress Report

Ugh. Once again, I’m lagging on all things that aren’t the book. This should have gone out a few days couple of weeks ago. Mea culpa. Here’s the status of my 2016 stated goals: Read 20 books in 2016: I … Continue reading

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2015 End of Year Progress Report

Yes, it’s late. Anyway, here is the current status of the three initiatives from last year. I didn’t do all I set out to; some of it fell short. But here they are in order of completion (or not): Read … Continue reading

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The Bandsaw

My brother once told me a story about some buddies of his who majored in woodshop and carpentry design. For their final projects, they made elaborately crafted furniture. As the end of the semester approached, their deadlines loomed, and the … Continue reading

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2015 Q3 Progress Report

Well, it’s the beginning of October, so it’s time to stick my head up and take stock of where I am.  Goals and progress for 2015: Release A Togahan’s Chance (aka “novel #3”): I finished the first revision a couple … Continue reading

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