The Journal: What About Writing Are You Grateful For?

In today’s Journal * What About Writing Are You Grateful For? * Of Interest * The Numbers What About Writing Are You Grateful For? With Thanksgiving Day rapidly approaching, over at the Kill Zone blog Kay DiBianca posed a question: What one thing about writing are you grateful for? She then suggested, “It can be a book you’ve read, a mentor who’s inspired and helped you, a blog you love, or any other person or thing you’re grateful for.” For me, the response was immediate and definitive: I’m grateful to my characters for enabling me to experience their stories and … Read more

The Daily Journal, Friday, April 26

In today’s Journal ▪ Quotes of the day ▪ PWW ▪ Most of the novels ▪ Topic: Balance ▪ Daily diary ▪ Of Interest ▪ The numbers Quotes of the Day: “The critical voice is about fear, and the creative voice is about joy.” Kristine Kathryn Rusch “[F]igure out how to keep your critical voice busy with important tasks that are not writing-related.” Kristine Kathryn Rusch *** For a moment, just before 9 a.m., I thought PWW didn’t go out via MailChimp as it should have this morning. Then at 9:02 it appeared in my in-box. I forgot I’d reset … Read more

The Daily Journal, Friday, April 19

In today’s Journal ▪ Grand Master Jack Williamson ▪ There’s a great writing-book bundle ▪ Topic: Always Learning ▪ Daily diary ▪ Of Interest ▪ The numbers In a comment on his post from yesterday, DWS reminded me of Jack Williamson, whom I was fortunate to study under and get to know during my final year in college at Eastern NM University in Portales NM back in the early ’90s. Jack had compiled a collection of short stories titled People Machines, and he gave me a copy. But it wasn’t only a collection of stories. Accompanying each short story was … Read more

The Journal, Sunday, June 24

Hey Folks, No post yesterday. No anything else writerly either as I spent the day with my wife, celebrating 34 years together and wondering how she’s put up with me that long. Probably I won’t write today either, fiction I mean. I’ll start fresh on Monday, and that will give me a week to gear up to my new work ethic (fun ethic) and the coming challenge. Today that challenge got a little more difficult too. Another copyedit came in, and a few days ago another writer told me to expect his manuscript for copyedit also. I look forward to … Read more