Tag Archives: Goals

NaNoFeed: getting in shape for the marathon

Tonight I’m at the Municipal Liaisons’ write-in at Your Mom’s Basement in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. It’s dark and windy outside, with the neon of the strip mall showing in the darkness across the street. Earlier we had lowering grey … Continue reading

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Goals: Almost November!

It’s been a very challenging summer. I just moved back into my apartment, following the demolition and reconstruction of my sleeping space to repair damage from mold. I’ve had a nagging cough for the last month, along with many of … Continue reading

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Goals: Release timeline (revised), Inside the Jump cover reveal!

Revision and editing on Tales from the Inhabited Worlds took a lot longer than anticipated, so the Inside the Jump and The Lost Pissarro have been moved to August. We’re currently negotiating release dates for the next projects in the … Continue reading

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Goals: July releases, CONvergence panels, and editing blues

I’m still putting in the edits from the final review of Tales from the Inhabited Worlds, whose release is being moved into July. And I’ve come down with a cold, not such a a big deal except that CONvergence impends. And I’m going … Continue reading

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Goals: Beyond Perfectionism (Upcoming Story Releases!)

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, a job application asked me: What is your greatest strength? What is your greatest weakness? To the first question, I replied, “I’m willing to work extra hard for creative control.” … Continue reading

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Bricklaying: slow start to a new novel (Ship’s Heart)

Some writing is like flying: an exhilarating natural process that nonetheless feels like pure magic. Some writing proceeds at walking pace, like a conversation. And some writing is work: writing down one sentence after another, like laying bricks. It’s not … Continue reading

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Writing in Community: the mirror of friends, and the backward glance

Two weeks ago, I learned about a writing grant opportunity, with about a week to put together an application. I struggled, but I didn’t make the deadline. The project that most needed outside help was also the project that was … Continue reading

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