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Back in the groove

Had a 3000 word day, today. Moved the story forward and fleshed out a couple of sparse parts.

Something I love about writing a series is that different characters come to the forefront in each book. 63 more words



I think that if any of the posts I write were to end up on Thought Catalog and thoroughly embarrass me later on in life, this one would probably be it.   789 more words

A note from Duane

I have the best father-in-law a writer could wish for: a father-in-law who also writes, and who is a kind and wise person. Earlier this summer, when I was having a desperate, burned-out day, I wrote a post for my personal blog expressing all my doubts and misgivings about the writing thing. 362 more words


Still Wondering

Wow. Two years later and I find I’m still so deeply troubled by the old “why bad things happen to good people” thing. I’ve become aware of a deep need for justice and fairness in me from a world that is neither just nor fair.   938 more words

What Do Sylvia Plath and Green Day Have in Common?

Basically, first world problems. Here goes another round of books and lyrics.

She…She screams in silence
A sullen riot penetrating through her mind
Waiting for a sign… 397 more words

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Post book burnout

Ever since I released Promises to Keep on Friday, I have been suffering from a mega case of post-book burnout. I don’t want to do much of anything at all. 381 more words


It's the End of Summer, Start Falling

The summer of 2014 was a pretty crazy one for me! Most of it has been structured around Ryan’s trip to Clarion, the associated Write-A-Thon and all of the lessons I’ve learned since then. 806 more words