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    The Friday Muse – My Fiction Year In Review

    This last year I floundered a bit at different times with my commitment to write new fiction every Friday, but I picked up the mantle once again towards the end and started writing out full short fiction pieces both to get into the practice of writing every week and to get in the habit of being less shy with what I write. In case you missed any of my fiction pieces, here’s a comprehensive list of the most recent batch with links to each. New stories will pick up again next Friday. Have a great weekend! The Stars Are Brightly Shining Snowfall In EuropeThe Mad Sea End Transmission The Man…

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    The Friday Muse – Future Plans

    I don’t really have any new fiction to post today, but I have been working on some new fiction. Many of you who follow the blog know I started dabbling in a supernatural detective-type story, and I’m happy to say that I outlined it last night at my coffee shop writing meeting that I participate in each week with my buddy Jelani. This is a short story that I plan on releasing in March – the first of the monthly short stories that I want to start putting out on a regular basis. Red Crane is a supernatural detective tale about a man – Detective Hale – who is plagued…

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    NaNoWriMo 2015

    It should come as no surprise to those who know me that I am participating in NaNoWriMo this year. This will be my eleventh year taking a crack at the challenge, and it’s going to be a challenge with the publishing company I am running, the novels I am trying to start work on, and life in general. I’m still debating on if I want to make my writing goal 100,000 words or just the basic 50,000. Probably 100,000…

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    The Friday Muse – The LZR Project

    I took a break this week from my current novel, Salt & Lyte, to work on a Kickstarter video I am doing for an upcoming campaign to raise funds for the publishing company I am starting. The break from my manuscript helped me to realize something very important: I don’t have enough hours in the day. I’m ‘supposed’ to turn the manuscript in to my editor in April, but there’s almost no way I’m going to finish it by then. The more I sketch out backstory and character profiles for the book, the more I need to write and rewrite. I definitely want to do the book right, so that…