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Dying time is here

And today I began again. Moneymaker, Draft Five (sigh) began today. Surprisingly, it wasn’t as hopeless a moment as I’d thought. Normally I’m not one for word counts, but I did bang out a quick 570 words. The opening scene … Continue reading

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Have to say it was a good day

Today wasn’t working in a coal mine. I saw a good friend get married, and she was really happy, and that kind of pure happiness is nice to see. I didn’t get called by work (the un-fun kind of work … Continue reading

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Rejection

In which my rejection letters improve. So I sent out a short story before VP that I thought was some of my best writing ever. In truth, it was my best writing ever. But after VP I knew what was … Continue reading

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Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

I do not refer to the Dallas Cowboys. My first reader, namely my wife, finished reading my VP short story last night. I sweated it out in another room while she read, and finally couldn’t take it any more. I … Continue reading

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Ouch

I’m rereading my VP critiques for the first time since I left VP. As a certain doctor from a certain campy scifi tv series used to say–Oh the pain… Sure, there are kind words in the critiques. And there are … Continue reading

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