I Can See For Miles and Miles…

Grand Canyon, AZ, 2003

Newsletter 066/003 – July 12, 2024  (A Reprint of Newsletter #3) Hi, [Update to the last update: I have done practically nothing on the novella for over two weeks. In the last newsletter I mentioned I had what I thought was a summer cold. Not so fast, Michael. I tested a couple of days later …

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So Excited I Teared Up…

Newsletter 065/002 – June 28, 2024  (A Reprint of Newsletter #2) Hi, [Updates: I’ve added about 1,500 words to Flood and Fire, so it’s progressing. I’ve been under the weather for the last few days, though. One night, last Tuesday, I noticed my throat was a little sore. By morning it was really scratchy and …

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I Called This Meeting Because…

001 San Diego Portfolio Group, 2004

Newsletter 064/001 – June 14, 2024 (A Reprint of Newsletter #1) Hi, [Update on my novella, Flood and Fire (as of 06-10-2024): It’s currently just over 32,000 words long, which is approaching a respectable length for a novella. There’s still more to write, but since I usually cut out around 10% when I edit I …

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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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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 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 5 of 10

Newsletter 045 – August 25, 2023 Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the five 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). In the previous newsletter we stopped in …

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Ramblings – Part 4 of 10

Newsletter 044 – August 11, 2023 Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the six 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). In previous newsletters I talked about some …

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Ramblings – Part 2 of 10

Newsletter 041 – June 23, 2023  Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the eight 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). Update (6-22-2023): I have been adding to …

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Learning Curves Are…

Newsletter 039 – May 26, 2023 Hi, Quick Update: The first draft of Flood and Fire is now about 26,000 words, but far from complete. I’m working on it a couple of hours a day, in between video training on some of the software I’ll talk about below. I usually lose a quarter of the …

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