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My Superpower

My superpower is the ability to look at a situation and immediately find at least ten ways that it can go pear-shaped. It’s what made me an excellent risk-assessment consultant and project manager. Well, it did when people were willing to listen. Most people get offended when you tell them that their perfect and foolproof […]

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Reality Checks and the Little Details

Last week I wrote about being sick and the resulting need to reevaluate priorities. The day job writing is going well, I think, and the novel is coming along. I’m still sick, though, probably as a result of the terrible weather we’ve been having. Little details are getting skipped, so that I have time to […]

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Second Guessing My Audience

One of the reasons I decided to pursue a novel was to create something expressly for myself. It’s a common aphorism to tell writers to write what they’d like to read. We all use writing as a vehicle to say what we want to say. For me there’s also an element of not having to […]

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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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Taking a Break

My intention was always to blog through the holidays. After all, I’m still going to work on the novel every day, as well as plug away on deadlines for some paying work. The past few days have been beating me down, though. So I’m taking a break until 6 January. Things will pick up right […]