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June 30 Update - Shopkeep submitted

So I got ‘Shopkeep’ in just 2 hours before the deadline last night. Then I wrote a nice blog post about it, which I must have not saved. 42 more words

June 29 Update

Another extra long session tonight, and another good set of results. “Shopkeep’ is basically done – it’s out of Scrivener and over into Word for final formatting. 207 more words

June 28 Update (Part 2)

Extended writing session tonight (4 hours instead of my usual 2) and it was very productive. 

Shopkeep: Good rewrite pass here. Declared war on adverbs and was able to cut most of them. 77 more words

June 28 Update

Well I lost a few days to work, and now I am seriously behind the eightball. I am going to take one shot a Shopkeep today & tomorrow to see if I can hammer it into something I can submit to the Baer contest, then I have to give my attention to Shades preps. 6 more words

The Tipping Point: Is This the Beginning of the End for Gratuities?

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“Hi Rachel,” greets my barista on most mornings. He smiles. Scrawls my name and personalized order in black marker on a white paper cup. 2,245 more words


June 20 Update - Shopkeep complete (first draft)

Today’s total: 617

Story total: 5245

Now Writing: Shopkeep (Fantasy – Short Story)

That’s a wrap on the first draft of Shopkeep and I have to say, that was a very educational experience. 133 more words

June 19 Update

Today’s total: 659

Story total: 4628

Now writing: Shopkeep (Fantasy – Short Story)

Filling in the gaps on several scenes today. I have one short scene I need to write tomorrow, but that will surely be in. 69 more words