Tag Archives: A Writer’s Life

Taking a breather 0 (0)

I feel like a bear who just dragged itself out of its winter cave, blinking blearily at the sunshine. What? Did I miss spring? (Not all of it, according to the chilly temperatures in Monument, CO.) I’ve been holed up working on Pathfinder, running out only for emergencies such as the PPW Conference and the […]

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Peacekeeper hits the bookstores 0 (0)

Peacekeeper came out this month, and then I got run over by the holidays before I had a chance to catch my breath. Here’s a picture of the shelves at the first bookstore I entered (Borders at Chapel Hills Mall, CO Springs). My sister-in-law, who was visiting us at the time, snapped the picture. I […]

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Writer’s block can have physical causes 0 (0)

The basement is finally finished and livable, just in time for my sister-in-law’s Thanksgiving visit. More important, I finally got back into book #3 because I learned something important about my writer’s block: the medicine (beta-blocker) that I’d been given in June to subdue my horrendous headaches is known to affect creativity and concentration. My […]

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Finishing our basement 0 (0)

This month and last month have disappeared in the chaos of finishing our basement. To save money, I acted as my own contractor as well as doing the painting, caulking, backsplash tiling, and detail "stuff." My writing time disappeared, as well as any hope of concentrating on the story for Kedros book 3. Any opinions?Illuminating (0)Interesting (0)Useful (0)Ho-Hum (0)

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Denvention 3, I meet my editor 0 (0)

Denvention 3 was a blast, partly because I’ve never been to a World SF Convention and partly because I could relax and just be a participant. I didn’t have a book out yet that I had to plug, so I could attend readings and panels and enjoy myself. Highlights for me were the Hugo Awards […]

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Foundering and floundering 0 (0)

I managed to get my second book submitted on time, meaning the end of April. But this is not an industry where one gets instant (or even timely?) feedback, so I’m moving forward, hoping book #2 will be acceptable because book #3 is building upon the events in book #2. Ah, the agony of waiting […]

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