And To Grow Old…

Newsletter 63 – May 24, 2024 Hi, In Newsletter #62 I covered some of my medical issues and how those are hampering my ability to write. Nothing has been decided about my hand surgery yet. Minay and I will probably visit the surgeon together, sometime in June, to discuss all of my options. In this …

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Procrastination Is The Thief…

Newsletter 59 – March 22, 2024 Hi, The previous newsletter was about how trying to make a novel “perfect” can really slow the process down. Whenever I fall into the trap of trying to make everything perfect, I always end up wasting a lot of time, and sometimes — when progress seems futile — stop …

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Being Perfect Isn’t a Thing…

Newsletter 58 – March 8, 2024 Hi, No one is perfect. We all have our flaws. I certainly have my share, and I’ve been struggling with some of them lately. I have lots of ideas for novels I would like to write, but I find I spend a lot of time planning and plotting and …

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Promises, Promises…

Newsletter 056 – February 9, 2024 Hi, The previous newsletter was about opportunities (like grants and paid residencies), which can be excellent resources for writers (when they are successful), but can also be time-wasters (when they don’t pan out). Anything that wastes a writer’s time isn’t good for their productivity, of course, so it’s important …

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Ends and Beginnings…

Newsletter 054 – January 12, 2024 Hi, If you’ve been following this newsletter for any length of time you will have noticed that 2023 was a year of ups and downs for me. Things didn’t always go as smoothly as I hoped they would. In the newsletter I sent at this time last year, I …

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Ramblings – Part 10 of 10

Newsletter 051 – November 24, 2023 Hi, You probably assume by now that I have finished my novella, Flood and Fire, and that I’m deep in the re-editing process for Jagged Man. Unfortunately, I’m still bogged down in the mid-section of the novella, partly because I had a major interruption that may affect my working …

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Ramblings – Part 9 of 10

Newsletter 050 – November 10, 2023 Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the one that will follow it (and the eight that preceded them) were written in advance. This was done to allow me to focus on tasks I have to complete before I can publish my next books (Flood and Fire  and  Jagged Man). Today’s …

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Ramblings – Part 8 of 10

Newsletter 049 – October 27, 2023 Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the two that will follow it were written in advance. This was done to allow me to focus on tasks I have to complete before I can publish my next books (Flood and Fire and Jagged Man). This is a shorter newsletter, just a …

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Another In-Betweener

Newsletter 047 – September 22, 2023 Hi, About the Image Above: A few things I’ll cover in this newsletter (top to bottom — charging my Chevy Bolt, one of our new faucets, and a few of Minay’s quilts suspended on our new back fence). Disclaimer: This newsletter is spliced between the sixth and the seventh …

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Ramblings – Part 6 of 10

Newsletter 046 – September 8, 2023 Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the four other remaining “Ramblings” were written in advance. I did that to allow me to focus on tasks I have to complete before I can publish my next books (Flood  and  Fire  and  Jagged  Man). Last year (see Ramblings – Part 01, Newsletter …

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