Category: Trainwrecks & Ghosts

  • Only Bad News on the Print Version of CCC

    I’ve retired the print version of Create A Character Clinic from Lulu, and everyone who purchased a copy should receive a full refund. I cannot get Lulu to use my PDF file, or to upload my Word document. I don’t know what its problem is with Word–it won’t give me an error message, though it…

  • Trainwrecks & Ghosts

    Added the category Trainwrecks & Ghosts under Books. This isn’t a book title. It’s descriptive. Trainwrecks are places where I was running along nicely when my career jumped the rails. These are generally single posts — to get the full story, you need to click on the month in which any trainwreck that interests you…

  • And Done For the Day

    Sitting up isn’t working out too well. I’d better be over this by tomorrow.

  • Back

    Still feel like crap … however, I’m going to go sit in Word Wars at’s chat and run back-to-back tens and post numbers, and hope that will get me through today.

  • Hopeless

    Got some of the proposal done, but nothing on HAWKSPAR. Going to have to go to bed. Either call this one of my last two re-think days, or see if I can get the 3000 words later.

  • Happy Chinese New Year

    Woke up at 1:45 AM feeling like a cross between the buzzard’s breakfast and a bag of hammered rat turds, but writers on deadline don’t get sick days. Sleep-in-late days, yeah. But you don’t get to go back to bed until the words are done anyway, so the workday is what it is, and looking…

  • 900, and The Wrist Went”Click”

    Got a lot done, but I’m also done with typing for the day. My left wrist did something funky, and now it hurts. I’m going to go read a bunch of TALYN proofs, and put my feet up, and at some point take a nap. 4603 total words for the day.

  • 635 Words Into New Proposal

    It’s going pretty well, but I’m getting a serious case of brain burn. After a couple more ten-minute runs, I’m going to take a break (kind of) and read TALYN proofs for a while. Have already written 4338 words today, and it’s only 11 AM.

  • Proposal Progress

    Have the hero, the heroine, the theme, the conflict, and the basic storyline — enough, in fact, to put together a short proposal. Which I’ll do tomorrow. Satisfied with what I accomplished today.

  • Last Run, and Done

    Ended with 96,407 after finishing a sentence I left unfinished in the last ten-minute chat run. 3176 words for the day. To the post office now to mail LGD. Then back to see about adding some to the proposal idea I came up with for Claire. And then some reading on TALYN, which has to…