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Being Sick and Reevaluating Priorities

This post is an attempt to look at the upside of things. To do this will require acknowledging that there is also a downside. Please don’t come at me for being negative. Being sick and reevaluating priorities isn’t automatically a dark and dismal thing, unless you call taking a realistic look at objective reality an […]

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What’s Your Biggest Writing Goal for 2020?

Previously I’ve talked about writing a novel, tracking daily word count, and wanting to be taken seriously. I think that on a higher level, my biggest writing goal for 2020 is to become a better writer. All of my other goals are either in support of that, or are an outgrowth of it. This is […]

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What Non-Writing Goal Do You Want to Accomplish in 2020?

The one non-writing goal that I have for the coming year is to improve my Finnish language skills. I have been here for over five years and my vocabulary and grammar are still terribly basic. There are reasons for this, and I think they’re valid, but that doesn’t change anything. Finnish is hard. I still […]

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What Writing Goal Do You Want to Accomplish in 2020?

Lately I’ve talked a lot about my writing goal. Rather than repeating the same answer, let me break it down further, to an emotional level. People beyond my current publishing niche will recognize me as a writer  by the end of the coming year . Whether or not I sell a novel or end up […]

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Writing: Where Do You Want to Be a Year From Now?

By the end of 2020 I want to be querying my novel. I put a stick in the ground that it will be ready for #PitMad on December 3. It’s a big step for me, because it’s a change in direction from the writing I do for a living. If I’m not completely out of […]