The Rubber Hits the Road

Yay, Nanowrimo is finally here!  And I am SO happy about it.  When I (finally) decided to take the challenge, it occurred to me that fear should be in order.  But I prioritized my work and realized that this would be the perfect opportunity to stray from the genre that, I suspect, may become my standard one for writing. I’ve always liked stories with humor and irreverence (Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Robert Aspirin) and I have always wanted to write something similar.  This was my chance.  With that goal in mind, I knew the story I wanted to write and I even had a few “adventures” for my character to experience. That was the beginning.  I spent a bit of […]

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Anticipation

It’s amazing how one word can mean so many different emotions to so many people.  For some, it brings to mind the delight of the next great meal.  For others, the dread of the next Monday morning at work. I have two things on my mind (well maybe three) that are causing a great deal of anticipation for me.  Nanowrimo, of course, is one.  I can’t wait to pit myself against… well myself to see if I can perform under pressure and get that 50,000 word novel finished in 30-days. The other, more immediate thing, is my book.  Yup, it’s finally done.  And trust me, it put me through an emotional rollercoaster.  All because of anticipation. Let me see if I […]

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Heros

I recently had one of those nasty little life-episodes that made me sit back and really evaluate things.  Specifically, what it means to be a hero.  Not me personally as a hero (although I hope to grow up to be one someday), but who heros are and what exactly sets them apart from the rest of us.  My conclusion… it’s not what you might think. I mean, you look at some of the heros on television and in movies and you get the big, muscular, hyper-intelligent individual who creates cures for cancer in his/her spare-time.  But are they really heros, or just extraordinary people living up to their potential?  I believe that perhaps the later is the case. To me, a hero […]

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