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Long Lost Update

I know I start every blog post this way, but it’s been a while since I posted! Work has been screamingly busy, and I have been exhausted. I was fully and completely prepared to participate in NaNoWriMo 2014, but sadly, I only wrote 237 words total in November. Pathetic. That said, at least I can…

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Rember the Good Times

I arrived at my house this evening completely and entirely exhausted. Today sucked the energy from my body through a series of small, unpleasant, and stress-filled tasks. That happens sometimes. I didn’t even think I had the energy to write this post, but some dinner and decompression revived me somewhat. That said, consider this my…

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Evolution of a Book Proposal

Thursday of last week, I finally turned my revised book proposal for my non-fiction privacy and data security book to the agent who I have been working with. It took me almost three weeks to make the revisions we discussed, including a new title. Behold, NAVIGATING THE BREACH is now ANTI-THEFT ARSENAL. Along with the new name,…

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Navigating the Breach

My first draft of COMPENDIUM is almost complete. I have over 90,000 words written. I will likely finish the first draft in the next couple of weeks, but I have taken a break to write up a book proposal for a new non-fiction book that I have conceived titled NAVIGATING THE BREACH: AN ENTERPRISE GUIDE TO PROTECTING…

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Murakami and Mortality

I feel almost guilty taking a break from Compendium during NaNoWriMo to write this blog post about Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, but I just finished it yesterday, and I want to get my thoughts out there while the book is still fresh in my mind. I have also read Kafka on the Shore by the same author,…

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Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was not required reading in any of my high school English classes. This is really unfortunate. I just finished it last night, and I truly wish it had been required reading for me, particularly if had been assigned alongside Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, as Ms. Atwood’s novel tackles many of the same topics…

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When in Zylteriia…

World building is mentally exhausting. I haven’t spent much time blogging about craft books lately, but I have been making my way through The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction by Philip Athans. I am almost half way through. The book is filled with your standard, practical (if not somewhat generic) novel writing advice…

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Gaiman’s Ocean

I have been inhaling books lately. It has given me less time to write, but I have definitely felt inspired and productive when I work on my outline. Today, I finished Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the  End of the Lane, which was a quick read. Friends who have read this novel said that it touched…

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Thoughts on The Lovely Bones

I recently finished reading Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones. While I think it was incredibly well-written and engaging, I did have some problems with it. Primarily, I took issue with Susie (the protagonist)  briefly inhabiting the body of one of her classmates in order to have sexual intercourse repeatedly with her old crush. I understand…

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