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The Writing Life: Back to the Keyboard
February 1st, 2023
The Writing Life: Back To The Keyboard &Raquo; Computerized Thinker

 It’s been nearly a year since I saved the manuscript for my next novel on the hard-drive. I put it aside for reasons that I’ll keep to myself.  But on Feb. 1, I reopened it to begin work on the sixth book in my John Ross Boomer Lit series. It’s my hope to have a complete draft finished in two months.  I’ve written more than 41k words so my first task is to read what I’ve already written and go from there. So far it’s been almost like going over another writer’s words. That’s good because I’m giving a reader’s eye to the story. I’ll... Continue Reading

February 1st, 2023
Back to Writing and Some Recent Reads
January 18th, 2022
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 Last November I had an ill-fated experience with National Novel Writing Month, throwing up my hands and giving up after a week or so. I only wrote about 5,500 words that had little direction, almost reading like a stream of consciousness.  I opened the file again this morning and began reading and revising. It wasn’t as bad as I had first thought when I initially surrendered to my lack of willpower. What I discovered is that it’s workable, especially since I have a vision for what I want it to develop into in the coming weeks.  The manuscript will evolve into the sixth novel in... Continue Reading

January 18th, 2022
Back to NaNoWriMo Challenge
October 31st, 2021
Back To Nanowrimo Challenge &Raquo; Nanowrimo

 It’s been two months since the release of my last novel, Reunion of Familiar Strangers, the fifth book in the John Ross Boomer Lit series. Now it’s time to move on after spending time promoting the book, and frankly, taking a breather from writing. For those who follow this blog, you may have noticed this is my first post since Sept. 1.   But while the creative writing was put on hold,  I’ve done some research in the interim as part of the preparation for my next novel in the series. So tomorrow (Nov. 1), I’ll take on the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge... Continue Reading

October 31st, 2021
Writing in the Mood
July 14th, 2021
Writing In The Mood &Raquo; Oldwaysandnewwayscover Web28329

 While having lunch with a longtime friend, he mentioned that he enjoyed my novels but confessed that he almost couldn’t finish one because he found it depressing.  He said he stayed with it and was relieved when it lightened up to some extent. I thanked him for the feedback. I told him that the novel probably reflected my state of mind at the time, but also that it was a mood that I wanted to convey to the readers. From his observation, I believe I succeeded. The novel in question is Old Ways and New Days, the book that launched my John Ross Boomer Lit series in 2015 (I retired that... Continue Reading

July 14th, 2021