Tag Archives: writing

Back to the Old Girl

The ES 135 experiment has ended. It turned out that the guitar’s low output P100 pickups HATE the Soul Food overdrive pedal. The first few chords sound OK but then it degrades. If I stomped on the BOSS DS-1 it … Continue reading

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Writing Update

I finished a new chapter yesterday and it took a surprising turn. I have somehow created another antagonist to oppose my unlikely heroes, who are already in over their heads. It’s strange how unintentional creativity can be. Sometimes you have … Continue reading

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Conversion to Green Now Complete

Summer is quite here and I’ve been working hard to keep up with it. In the past week and a half I’ve mowed a couple times, fertilized the lawn, planted four-o’clocks and marigolds, applied weedkiller to the dandelions, seeded the … Continue reading

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User Failure

  I had a chapter for the book that was taking me forever. It went one way and then another in February and March. I went back to it this summer and finally got it right. Problem solved. A few … Continue reading

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Therefore I Write

A nice bit of inspiration and truth from Grant Snider. This is pretty much how I function most days.

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The Tools of the Trade

Every job needs tools. Writing is no different. So in addition to the Internet this is the stack of books I rely on the most. There are other volumes but this is the what gets used the most. The League … Continue reading

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An Embarrassment of Distractions

Things are picking up in my expansion of the book from less than 120K first novel to your standard fantasy doorstop so I’m plugging away. And wouldn’t you know it, there are a number of distractions on the small screen: … Continue reading

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Sorta Kicking Ass and Taking Names

I woke up around 4:30 this morning and as is customary I couldn’t get back to sleep. Normally I just piss around on the Internet for a while until I get tired enough to doze off, which takes a couple … Continue reading

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All of the Time in the World

I’m getting into my winter workflow and it’s about damn time. I’ve got a work project that’s just stretching out into infinity that needs some focus and best of all, I seem to be getting a writing groove going as … Continue reading

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I Think the Horns Look Good on Him

It all started with two friends of mine going to a concert. A couple of former coworkers went to see Wishbone Ash in Minneapolis. Their reviews got me all excited to hear some live WA. The trouble is that the … Continue reading

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