Work In Progress: Jacked

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The life of a writer is full of distractions. If it’s not the day job, it’s the home life. It seems that any time I have a chunk of time blocked out for writing, something inevitably comes up and eats away at my writing production. Most recently, I’ve been trying to juggle a little too much. In addition to my day job in architecture, I’ve been focussing on my blog here, redefining my reader’s group, as well as ramping up my social media presence. All … Read more

Happy New Year!

Hey, everyone. Do you know who I am? It’s me, Paul. I know it’s been a while. Been busy and all. But I’m here to turn a new leaf! Actually, I’ve been quite busy. Life. It happens. Anyway, since my last post all those years ago (it really does feel like it’s been years) I’ve finished my zombie trilogy. Unfortunately, I’ve not done much more than that on the novel front. I’ve tapped out a handful of short stories for various anthologies, but no long … Read more

Linear Shift and Beyond

I have some strange feelings lingering about next week. Linear Shift, Part 4 will release on Tuesday. Part 4 will be the conclusion to my attempt at a serialized novel, which I began on September 19th, 2013. It certainly has been an adventure, and I’m not sure I would do it quite the same way again. When I first planned the Linear Shift project, I intended to write the first 13,000 word part, then follow up with three additional parts, spaced three to four months … Read more

Creating Your Very Own Shit List

I think I’ve finally found the magic to writing. Organization! That’s right. I seem to work so much better when I have a schedule – a list – a tangible target. A few months back, I created the Shit List. I was online, looking for a daily to-do list that I could print out and keep in plain sight of my desk. I found a few that “sort of” fit the bill, but none were perfect. So, I decided to create my own. I found … Read more

Stop Saying I Wish

Today makes a week into the new year. Normally, I would have posted some sort of “goal” oriented post on the 1st of the year, but I decided to wait a week to think about what I really wanted. But, before I roll onto my goals for 2014 and beyond, I want to do a quick recap of my 2013 goals and accomplishments. In January, I joined an online writers group with aspirations of actually writing my first book. It took most of the year, … Read more

My 2013 year in review

What a year, 2013 has been to me and my family. To start off, I registered for a few online writing classes that were a Christmas gift. I had contemplated taking some classes many times, but I have always put off doing so for one reason or another. The results of those classes remain a mixed bag, as the site I went with was more of a user driven experience, and really didn’t “teach” you anything. I can pick up a book and read it … Read more

Weekend Recap, and Some Good News

On Saturday, me and the family took in a show. It was Gravity, and we saw it in Imax. It was pretty darn good. Ok, ok. It was great! The cinematography was phenomenal. The acting, I thought, was pretty believable. It was an ‘edge of your seat’ movie, and I am certainly happy that we paid the extra to see in 3D. Totally worth it. On that note, when did movies get so damn expensive? For my family of 3 to go to the show, … Read more

What a Crazy Month!

Today is the last day of the month. It’s been a crazy month, to say the least. Here’s a quick recap: First, I celebrated the anniversary of my birth. Until them scientist can change how aging works, I gained a year in the age category. I have now been on this earth for 43 years. I can remember when I was young, around 11 or 12, that I so wanted to be my parents age. They would have made them 34 or 35 then. What … Read more

Life Interrupted

Why do I do this to myself? I load my life up with so much “stuff” and I wonder why I never have any time for myself… So, CampNaNoWriMo starts tomorrow, and I haven’t the foggiest idea what I am going to write about. I have a ton of story ideas to rol with, but not a single one of them are jumping out at me, saying “WRITE ME!”. I have a few that do keep coming into my mind, but they both need so … Read more