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Doubling Up

I’m trying to make up for lost time by doubling the number of editing sessions for this new book. My near breakdown a couple of weeks ago wherein I dropped into a low energy, completely unmotivated, I-am-certain-I-suck mode cost me a great deal of time. I came out of it better planned out, which is …

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Non-Fiction

My jam is genre fiction and tales of people getting into situations that are completely fucked, but I appreciate a good piece of historical non-fiction. They’re often as equally bizarre as regular fiction and much more human – people in fiction tend to behave how we’d want to see them. The narrative comes to a …

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Getting Over It

I’ve given myself permission to start working on that “other” project. Ultimately, it’s a project too big to contain in one book, and too time consuming for pure novels. I’m not taking the idea of the novel off the table, but I am going back to the story’s roots, which is visual, not literary. If …

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Back On The Horse

So, I lost about ten days there. I wish I could say what happened. Burnout, depression, the impositions of the real world? All of it, really. I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I told myself I was having difficulties connecting with the work. I started seriously considering another idea far too large to contemplate …

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Dying Off-Screen

I find it strange when characters die off-screen. Maybe it’s the genre fiction I read or the comics I grew up with, but for me, if you don’t see the body, the person isn’t dead. At least, that’s how it feels. Sometimes, I understand it. Given why The Ranch had to part with Danny Masterson, …

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Submissions

Today is the day. I’ve spent a couple of weeks away from the whole “depression epic” that is Requiem For A Doormat and I feel that it’s time to send this puppy into the world. Like a parent dropping its child off at college (or perhaps more appropriately, leaving them at kindergarten), I’m leaving this …

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Dead Talker

Just under six months ago, I decided to take a run at exorcising a demon. Everyone’s heard the axiom, “write what you know”. Well, I took that to heart. I took it to heart so deeply, I had to ask what is the one thing I’m truly good at in this life? Is it pessimism? …