lj-mood: proud Done! A little before 4pm this afternoon, I typed the last few words to bring my word count to 50,000. Another 20 minutes and I had the word count up to a number the NaNoWriMo web site interpreted as 50,070. (There’s a strange discrepancy between my own word count and that of the…

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lj-mood: thrilled Over the last couple of days, working on my NaNoWriMo project felt like work. So much like work, in fact, that I’m thousands of words behind on the easiest possible production schedule. So tonight, instead of pounding out more words that feel like work, I dug into my store of old, abandoned and…

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It has been more than two years since my last story sale. But I guess I did something right when I rewrote Diamond Sharks according to the excellent suggestions of the Leading Edge Magazine developmental editing team. A little over a week after submitting the rewrite, I got their emailed response. The subject line was…

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Is it morbid to call getting fired serendipitous? Last Friday, in the last of a series of discussions with my employer about my future with the company, we concluded that there is no such thing as my future with the company. Having worked for him as a product manager (for a failed product), a project…

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It is confusing how participating in NaNoWriMo can be so deceptively easy and so gut wrenchingly hard at the same time. I’ve worked out a schedule based on the actual hours I have available this month, and getting to 50,000 words by the end of November means I’ll have to pound out 600 words each…

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