Hello dear readers! Before me stretches the portentous, menacing road of a new decade. As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "Thirty – the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair." Except I'm not 30. I'm 40. But do I feel it? I bench pressed 360 pounds on my birthday, I'm getting ready for rugby season, and I'm … [Read more...]
Happy Almost-Spring to my fellow Canadians! Here in Ottawa, we're getting warm weather and more sunshine, which is absolutely lovely. I'm looking forward to sitting out in the park and writing again. Of course, we're still getting ridiculous amounts of snow. Here's Saturday's damage: I've been continuing to work on the Marvelous Makeover Murders, which is coming along! I was hoping to have … [Read more...]
New Year, Same Project
Hello Earthlings! Welcome to 2023 from your favourite writer who you are reading the newsletter of right now! (and if you're also reading another writer's newsletter and you prefer them... that's impressive, and I'll accept second place.) I did not send out a newsletter last month because, well, November was not my best writing month. And then neither was December. So, my 3rd book will … [Read more...]
First Draft, Finished!
Hello dear readers! I'm sorry I missed my October newsletter. I had burnt out at the end of September, and all I could really do was go to work, stumble through my workout, and then fall asleep while trying to write (I may have almost given myself a concussion falling asleep while writing on my tablet. Yes, I can play rugby for 14 years with nothing close to a concussion, but try to write … [Read more...]
Bingham and a Classic Blunder
Hello, dear reader! Another month, and more progress on my novel. Not as much as I'd like, but that is the writer's life, isn't it? I was a fool! I fell victim to one of the two classic blunders! The most famous of which is, "never get involved in a land war in Asia," It seemed like I would have so much time to write, so I didn't write on the first day of my vacation, and didn't write … [Read more...]
July: Making Progress Once Again!
Good evening, dear readers! It's been a busy July. I wrote 13 000 words, bringing my word count up to 45000 for my novel. My goal was to hit 47 000 words by the end of the month, so I came very close to making it. Now I really regret a few of those times I told myself that I was tired after work, so I was going to play video games :P (For the record, I've been playing Fell Seal and Control; I … [Read more...]