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Back to the closet

We had a friend for dinner last night – no, not in the Hannibal Lecter way.  Liz Carlie came over to be a guinea pig for a new recipe I wanted to try – Easy Pizza Casserole. Kris and I met Liz at one of the blood drives at Loscon […]

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Taking a Break

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but sometimes my life feels like work, write, sleep, work, write, sleep, work, write, sleep.  With the shutdown here in California, there are not a lot of places you can go out to for a change of scenery.   Today Kris and I went out […]

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Time to Check in on My Goals

Back on January 17th, I listed some goals I wanted to achieve in 2021.  It’s about the end of the first quarter of the year, so let’s see how I’m doing: 2021 Goals Finish my second steampunk screenplay. This includes making changes based on the feedback from my critique group.  […]

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Two Cool Things Happened Last Weekend. Here’s Number Two:

I had my ProCritique with an Editor.  I signed up for this before the last conference.  I also signed up for a ProCritique with an agent.  I wanted to get the point of view of both an editor and an agent, but because of problems with email attachments, the agent […]

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Two Cool Things Happened this Weekend. Here’s Number One:

My church, Calvary Bible Church in Burbank, had its first Men’s Breakfast of the year.  It’s always a blessing to fellowship with other men, but it’s a double blessing for me. I love to cook.  I do all the cooking at home.  It’s my hobby.  I also love Food Network […]

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I Must be Doing Something Right

As I’ve been writing, I’ve been attending the California Creative Writing Conference for the past two weekends, February 26th to March 6th.  Yesterday I attended Debra Eckerling’s panel, “If you are an Author, Why Aren’t You Blogging?” I’ve been blogging consistently for almost a year.  This is my 51st blog!  […]

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Yet another fifteen minutes of fame.

Sat. Feb. 27, 4:45pm.  “World Building: Are you ready to play God?”.  Looks like I’m moderating that one, so I’ll be there.  I’ve moderated this one before.  It’s a fun topic. That was another successful panel.  Better than the first time I moderated it last year.  I always get a […]

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The California Creative Writing Conference

The CCWC begins this Friday at 6:00 pm.  Here is the full schedule  http://www.wcwriters.com/ccwc/program.html This will be a virtual event on Zoom and like the last one, it will go on for nine days.  With a full schedule on the weekends and evenings on the weekdays.  If you are new […]

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Kicking it up a Notch

One of my goals for the year was to try a new recipe each month.  So far, I’ve tried three.  From the above picture, you can see my new meatloaf recipe already has a fan.  Well, two fans.  My wife liked it as well.  This one showed up on Facebook […]

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…And speaking about sacrifices…

Tonight, I’m working on sending in the beginning of my novel for two ProCritiques at the upcoming California Creative Writers Conference.  One to an editor and one to an agent.  The deadline is February 14th, but each critiquer has a limited amount of slots, so I wanted to get these […]

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