Restarting The Writing Business – ACK!

There are plenty of blogs out there charting the course of a new endeavor in writing and releasing fiction. No real need for me to duplicate what has already been done unless I have something special to say (which isn’t very often). But from someone who was making several hundred a month in book royalties who then lost a few years and is now in the process of getting going again? There aren’t that many of those. Why did I lose a few years? A major life-roll. Mother Hen was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. I became one of her full-time caregivers. She passed away in 2016, and it’s taken until now to really come out of the fog. …

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August 2015 Goals

Cue life-roll! I won’t even post about July as I’ve spent the entire time in hospitals after Mother Hen had a bad chemo reaction. The only thing that got done were new words: 30015 (and that was a huge struggle) My mother is still in the hospital, and even when she gets out she has a lot of physical therapy to do. So, not a month for anything ambitious. Going for conservative goals this August! 25,000 New words Publish “The Legend of Crazy Uncle George (Salmon Run – Book 8)” Finish putting in copyedits of “Celestial Fire (The String Weavers – Book 7)” and then pass the book to the second copyeditor. Prepare one outline for the November Nano.

June Summary

Oh my. What a June. First the external wireless keyboard went out. More on that in a blog post (with pretty pictures!). Then the first chemo appointment ended up with it all getting cancelled and Mother Hen ending up in the emergency room to find out why she was bleeding. Which turned out to be a bad bladder infection. We went home with meds and she recovered. All good! I got in some good writing and art in (with restrictions. See post about the dead keyboard). So, we go back 2 weeks later for chemo. She’s doing well, other than we’re all hot from the heatwave going through Arizona. Aaaand, the chemo knocks her for a loop. All of a …

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June Goal Update

6841 new words this week, which is a great start to the month! It started out slow but built up as the week went. I’m now in the last 1/3 of the third “The Enigma Watchers” book. Also managed to get about half of the fourth “The Enigma Watchers” book outlined. I’m really hoping to finish that up this coming week, as I need to get writing on it the moment I’m done with the first draft of book 3. Finished putting in the copyedits of “The Legend of Crazy Uncle George (Salmon Run – Book 8)”. Now need to get busy formatting and publishing the thing. 😛

June Goals

Something new. Each month I have a set of goals, with the goal to update where I am with them at the end of each week. Hey, this section is called “Writing Blather”. I think this qualifies. 😛 NOTES: I cut down the word goal for this month, as I already know it will be a busy month and I need to get a few things done before July. The July words will make up for it. 😀 JUNE GOALS: 30,000 new words Finish first draft of the third “The Enigma Watchers” book Finish the outline of the fourth “The Enigma Watchers” book Finish the outline of the fifth “The Enigma Watchers” book Finish the outline of the sixth “The Enigma …

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