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That Depends A Good Deal On Where You Want To Get To

I do this every year.  I make a list of things that I want to achieve and I feel like I hit some, ignore others, and feel a bit adrift by the time December 31 passes. I find myself unmotivated … Continue reading

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Doctor Livingstone, I presume?

Oh, MAN.  It has been a long time since I’ve posted.  I don’t even know, you guys.  It feels like I’ve been lost in the jungle and I’ve just been “discovered” in the jungle by Mr. Stanley.  First and foremost, … Continue reading

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“If you wait for inspiration to write; you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” – Dan Poynter

I’ve discussed this before, I think, but I know that I have a real problem finishing projects. Over the past few weeks, I’ve read a number of blog posts from other people talking about why that might be the case. … Continue reading

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You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. – Ray Bradbury

A few things:  1) I was in Beverly Hills a while back, to see the doctor, I had to park in one of the public parking structures.  As I was pulling out in The Falcon (my Jeep), I passed Michael … Continue reading

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“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

I signed up for the Get Your Words Out challenge on LiveJournal again this year.  I talked about that here, earlier this year. I made the choice to go with the INSANE goal (that’s what they call it there, just … Continue reading

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If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again. – Groucho Marx

Australian Aborigines say that the big stories—the stories worth telling and retelling, the ones in which you may find the meaning of your life—are forever stalking the right teller, sniffing and tracking like predators hunting their prey in the bush. … Continue reading

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Long Time Gone (no, I ain’t hoed a row since I don’t know when)

It’s been a while since I’ve checked in and sadly, not much has happened for me in the writing world in terms of production.  I am horribly, horribly behind on my word count for the year. 1) Get Your Words … Continue reading

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Never Say Never But Just Say No

My biggest problem is that I can’t say no. I want to do everything. I want to say yes to everything and be involved with it all. I want people to like me. It’s almost a compulsion, this need of … Continue reading

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If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn’t be writing screenplays. I’d be writing novels. – Q. Tarantino

A good friend of mine, Shak, from Inspire the Grind, shot me an e-mail at the beginning of the month, freaking out over a discovery that she had made. Apparently, Quentin Tarantino wrote Reservoir Dogs in 3.5 weeks.  Which is … Continue reading

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Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. – Douglas Adams

I tried to spend yesterday- a holiday from work- working on The Manuscript.  It was both a win and a fail for me. Finny and I decided to write together.  She stayed with a friend in LA so we could … Continue reading

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