Monthly Archives: May 2010

Curses! Foiled yet again!

The long anticipated eye surgery (it sounds very odd to say that) did not happen yesterday. It has been postponed until next Thursday. So I continue to peer very closely at things I want to look at. Blurry vision can … Continue reading

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Out of touch for a few days

I won’t be posting anything for the next few days. I’ll be busy today wrapping up my loose ends in preparation for the drive to Gainesville tomorrow morning. I’ll be staying over in Gainesville until some time Friday morning when … Continue reading

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The Suspension of Disbelief

It’s what we all hope for from our readers. We write great stories, we set up interesting plots, we use good scene description, and provide the best character development we possibly can. But that may not be enough. Let’s look … Continue reading

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Way Back When

This is going to be a short retrospective. Short only because it is so late at night, and I’m tired. In 1971, I took a course in programming technology from one of the largest and most successful computer manufacturers in … Continue reading

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EditEditEdit

That is pretty much what I did all weekend. I went over the first thirty pages of “Hog Valley” – again. Even after  my professional editor finished her four-month edit on the MS. She did a great job, mind you, … Continue reading

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Editing, and other stuff

I recently joined the Clay County Fiction Writer’s group. The members send ten pages of recent work to each other, edit and comment and then send it back. Then on the next Wednesday, they meet a a local coffee shop … Continue reading

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It’s Official

“Hog Valley” will go to the publisher in the first week of October. I am as disappointed as anyone else, if not more so. But, being the forward-thinking optimist I am, I have begun a final round of editing on … Continue reading

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