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Everything Tagged With "creative process"

  • The invitation was a trap.

    April 11, 2006: I haven't written a word of "Light of the Outsider" for about a week and a half. Now, don't get upset with me. I have my reasons. Let me share.

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  • My Saturday

    April 2, 2006: This morning, I had a swollen left lymph node in my throat, a headache, and stiff shoulders. Ick. Went to do my five hours of not-hard-at-all time at the not-a-day-job, got home, futzed with the television which would not play the DVD (a recurring problem that I thought was solved), got that figured out, took…

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  • They Want To Talk

    March 23, 2006: I've been having some trouble lately with my writing. It's starter anxiety, really... it's made it really difficult to achieve butt-in-the-chair work done with my second novel, "Light Of The Outsider."

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  • The Shaper’s World Takes Shape…

    February 17, 2006: Writing the next book has all but stopped as I satisfy my nearly-insatiable need to work out all the necessary details of the world in which it takes place.

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  • Subcreation Woes

    February 7, 2006: After a great conversation with my new friend James, I have come to the conclusion that I need to do some more work on the world-building for my next book, "Light of the Outsider." This is the source of the headache pounding behind my eyes right now.

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  • A Good Moment

    January 4, 2006: I'm in the preliminary stages of writing my second novel. Five or six days a week, I spend an hour or two on it, and today I had a great little epiphany.

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  • Brave Men Done!

    September 3, 2005: It happened on Friday, September 2nd, 2005, at 3:21 PM at a corner table in the Starbucks on Bear Valley Road in Victorville, California. On the overhead sound system, one of two songs was playing -- I'm not sure of the timing. It was either the Old 97s song "Salome," or Marvin Gaye's "Inner City…

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  • 50K

    August 1, 2005: I just wanted to say that today, July 31st, 2005, at around 6:50 in the evening, I passed the fifty thousand word mark in Brave Men Run. I've never written anything this long. It's going to be finished soon. I'm happy!

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  • Coming Back To Nate

    July 28, 2005: My, that's a provocative title, no? Well, it's nothing like that... it's simply that I'm finally getting back to finishing my novel, Brave Men Run. See, July has been just awful when it came to writing. There was just too much pressure from the Cursed Day Job, too many outside things taking not just my…

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