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Finding Balance as an Indie Author

We interrupt this blog post for late-breaking news: I had another interview on Wednesday, this one at David Wisehart’s website, Kindle Author. Check it out. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program. There’s this weird pattern in my … Continue reading

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I’m Far Too Tired to Think Up a Title for This Blog Post

I know there have been tumbleweeds blowing around here on the old blog the past couple of weeks. I feel guilty about it. Maybe guilty isn’t the right word, since it really isn’t hurting anyone but me if I don’t … Continue reading

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The Truth About that Day Job

A couple of months ago someone asked me whether I’d quit my landscaping job if I made it big as a writer. “Oh, hell yes,” I said. I was wrong. No, I haven’t been offered a 6-figure deal. Instead, something’s … Continue reading

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I’m Baaaaaaaaack!

Forgive me cyberspace, for I have sinned. It has been six months since my last blog post. I’ve had plenty to keep me busy during that time, including heading up the committee for my 25-year high school reunion, enduring a … Continue reading

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Hard Work and Self-efficacy

There’s something refreshing about good old-fashioned physical labor. About knowing I can drive my body and it won’t fail me the way my creativity so often does. After a long winter of writing and submitting, my brain is tired and … Continue reading

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Seven Things on Saturday

My friend Kimi said something sweet when she read my last post: “Even when you’re complaining about stuff… I am still intrigued to read whatever it is you write.” While I took it as a compliment, it also made me … Continue reading

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Six Things on Sunday

The weather: So far in March we’ve had 5 days of temperatures above normal, 1 day at normal, and 16 days below normal. This has pretty much been the pattern here in Portland since our big snowstorm in December. I’m … Continue reading

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