My 12-part New Year’s Resolution

I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions, but as I enter 2017 without a fulltime job, I realize I have many hours at my disposal to write, seek out jobs or writing assignments, and write while also waiting for Opportunity to seek me out. So, as 2016 was thankfully on its way out the door, I decided that in addition to whatever else is on my plate, I will also write one short story a month. It certainly helps that […]

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What Kind of Year has it Been?

This wasn’t the year I was expecting nor am I in a place I ever imagined for myself at 58 but if I have proven anything over time it’s that I can roll with the punches and keep moving. Education In the first part of the year, I watched my hopes for staying at Owings Mills High School crumble beneath me as my contract was not renewed. It was tough to hear as I had grown very fond of my […]

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Lessons Learned from the First Draft

So yesterday, I hit the end of the first draft for my contribution to the Veil Knights project. Along the way, I learned some new things and have other matters to consider before I tackle a second draft. When I began drafting the novel, it was late summer/early fall and I was working strictly from notes and guidelines the collective had been sharing on a wiki. I was still getting a feel for my characters and the world we were […]

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