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3rd day of nanowrimo

That 5000 word kickoff day just doesn’t seem to be coming. Got a good start with a thousand or so words before breakfast but then I got a call. “It’s supposed to get to 50 today. You up for golf?” … Continue reading

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2nd day of nanowrimo

No exciting golf stories today. Just too busy to put in as much writing time as I wanted. I did get a couple of thousand more words in today so I am well ahead of the minimum rate needed. 4,634 … Continue reading

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1st day of Nanowrimo

I guess I was not supposed to go golfing today. I finished 2400 words on the new novel this morning and then went out to squeeze in one last round of golf before winter. My first tee shot went into … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo coming

One more day to Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). I will be writing a novel in one month starting Nvember 1 and ending at the end of November 30.

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Trip from Hell

Part 1 Every business traveler takes at least one trip from hell.  I worked for Northern Telecom in Minneapolis in the seventies.  Corporate headquarters were in Toronto and I had to take trips there occasionally.  One quiet day at work, … Continue reading

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New Project

November is Nanowrimo month.  This is an event that challenges writers to write a complete novel in a month.  I signed up for the challenge and, as of November 1, that will be my primary task every day. I already … Continue reading

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I’m back

After several days of being sick and a day with the internet out I am finally back on line.

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The life of an independent writer

Before I tried to publish anything, I wrote on a nice schedule – 1000 words per day – and I rarely missed my target.  Now that I am a “published” writer my schedule has changed.  Now daily  I spend: 1 … Continue reading

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There’s risk and then there’s RISK

I just read an article about near earth objects in space.  NASA is searching for them to identify any that could actually collide with the earth.  One of the researchers said “We know now where most of them are and … Continue reading

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New writing method

I just read that teenage girls send an average of 4,000 text messages per month. If each message averages just ten words, that means they are writing a substantial novel in two months! I think I will start texting stories … Continue reading

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Media view of good news.

I just read that a recent poll showed that many people believe they can not become a millionaire. The poll story (AP-CNBC Poll: $1 million a long shot in US) stated “Reflecting the psychic toll of the global economic doldrums, … Continue reading

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We have found hell and it is here

I just read that kids from eight to eighteen spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes per DAY on movies, video games, TV shows and other forms of entertainment media. If they sleep eight hours and attend school … Continue reading

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