Category Archives: Behind the scenes

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

2020 Year End Progress Report

Ho-lee shit, what a year. I feel like we crash-skidded into 2021 shot full of holes with only one landing gear down and all engines on fire. I won’t rehash all the damage; you’re well familiar with it. Ugh, good … Continue reading

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October 2020 Progress Report

It’s been about three months, so this would be a good time to update you on my goals. Like a lot of creatives at the moment, my enthusiasm has, how to put this, “shit the bed”. That said, I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Dinkus

As I’m reviewing my beta reader feedback on AT4, some of the notes echo complaints readers have had with my past published novels. To break up sections within a chapter, I normally use an extra carriage return. It keeps the … Continue reading

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July 2020 Progress Report

I know, I know, I’m a few months behind in these monthly reports, but Q2 was a bus fire under the Prudential*, so let’s all cut one another some slack, all right? This is the 28th week for the year, … Continue reading

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Huh.

As I write this, we’re about eleven weeks into lockdown–nearly three months. At this point, I think we’ve all slipped into new routines. I don’t know about you, but the days and weeks seem to be moving faster now. Mentally, … Continue reading

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April 2020 Progress Report

Holy crap, what a month it’s been. Technically six weeks, since I’m posting this 2/3 of the way through April, and five weeks into pandemic isolation. This is definitely an event we’ll talk about for generations, and a hundred years … Continue reading

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March 2020 Progress Report

Another month gone, it’s time to check in with my goals and where things are at, for those who are keeping score at home. At this point we’re about 9 weeks into the new year (9/52 or 17% of the … Continue reading

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February 2020 Progress Report

Well, we’re about six weeks into the new year (or 6/52, 11.5% of the way through the year), and I figured one of the ways to keep up with my goals was to report on them more often. Let’s see … Continue reading

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2019 Year End Progress Report

Happy New Year! 2020 promises to be a year of change, inspiration, and I don’t know—other stuff. I’d like to start with a review of the 2019’s goals and progress and spin off new goals for the coming year. I … Continue reading

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2019 Q3 Progress Report

It’s October 1st. The leaves are browning, it’s getting chilly, it’s time to hang the Halloween decorations. It’s also the end of the third quarter, so let’s see where I’m at with my various goals. Read 20 books in 2019: … Continue reading

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