My friend Jim Woosley pointed out to me that I wasn’t first in my theory regarding the affects of abortion on conservative demographics in the US. In fact, he directed me to James Taranto, who has apparently written about what he’s labelled “the Roe Effect” several times. So while I’m pleased at myself for having come up with the theory … Continue reading →
Finished with 35,614 words, which puts me solidly over 3000 for the day. My sick folk are awake, though, and needing my attention, so I’m quitting there. Back tomorrow.
Started at 32338 words. Have done more than two thousand already, and am going to keep working on this as long as I hold up today, to see if I can make up for lost time. … Continue reading →
You think of the weirdest damn things when you’re washing dishes. Up to your elbows in soapy water, no mental challenges to speak of, and the mind gets to just wander. A song by The Cars came on. The thought flitted through my mind: Rock music is Nature’s path to getting ugly guys laid. Well, fair enough. Eliminate Jon Bon … Continue reading →
Proposal #8, Version 3 off to Robin. It took much longer than I wanted, and I have accomplished nothing else while I’ve been working on it. I probably won’t hear anything back until late next week, either, because though Kara might see it and like it, Claire still has to get back pre-order numbers before she’ll consider an offer. This … Continue reading →
In the Reinventing Myself comments, Michelle asked how she could help. Other folks have asked privately. I finally had an idea of something my readers here could do that might help. This may be too little, too late. But one thing you can do, if you like the chapter of LAST GIRL DANCING that I posted yesterday, and know anyone … Continue reading →
Yesterday I had a long discussion with Robin (my agent), the second in two days. Along with figuring out how to rewrite the Onyx proposal, we formulated the beginnings of a strategy for moving on and out. We might not need it, but then again, we might. I ended up spending time shooting a bunch of existing proposals to her … Continue reading →
Behind the Door/ Mind Mandala Cynicism/ What Matters Finding Silence/ Keeping Me … Continue reading →
I’m starting into the next 3000 words of WFH1 now. And today I’ll pass the midpoint, and start into the scene where everything changes for my MC — where everything twists — and where the tempo of the book accelerates from fast to faster. Beyond the midpoint, it’s technically a downhill slide, constant acceleration, twists and more dangers and more … Continue reading →
We’re in the last rounds of this for now. I like the proposal I did, I’d love to write the book. We’ll see how it goes.