Monthly Archives: September 2012

Zen and the art of moving

ShareTweet You can question me closely on the idea of moving an apartment being, in any way, shape or form, an art. But we can talk better about how patience, maintaining calm and perspective, and generally going with the flow … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

My War Against Procrastination

ShareTweet Working to deadline is a useful discipline. Working to a deadline you didn’t set and that cannot be changed is kind of terrifying – at least the first time. Teenage me is still weeping over the fact that I … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Company You Keep

ShareTweet Matt’s in the process of buying a house, and I’ve agreed to fill in for him. However, I’ve got 6,000 more words of this freelance assignment to write by Sunday, soooo I’m gonna keep this one short. In the … Continue reading

Posted in Kingmaker, Lesson of the Fire | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Enjoying Fatherhood

ShareTweet My son William is 7 months old today. He’s a very different baby than the one I held in my arms early on that Friday morning, soothing him while his mother was being wheeled to recovery after a 30-hour … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Lost Sundays

ShareTweet Forgive me the lack of a story this week.  The NFL started up last Wednesday and there is an important game today. MLB is in its yearly pennant race. NHL is struggling with a CBA, the last I checked, … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Reversing Cause and Effect

ShareTweet It is a sort of truism among writers to tell people that the book/story/essay they’re most excited about is the one they’re writing right now. It’s always been the truth for me, and I suspect other writers are equally … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Waking up’ exercise

ShareTweet Among the exciting things happening in the world, there’s a new story from a new thread of stories posted.  The mundane, magocrat and mapmaker stories were a lot of fun to write, even if they are probably full of … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Managing Fear

ShareTweet Matt got me the third draft of Nosamae Ascending, which I couldn’t resist reading in its entirety, this weekend – deadlines or no deadlines. It’s already starting to go to beta readers. I hope I didn’t build it up … Continue reading

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Special post

ShareTweet This is the soon blog post promised from Thursday that I didn’t get to until today because I was finishing up Nosamae Ascending and wanted to get it to Eric. Me posting this means that’s occurred, and we’re not … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment