I fail…a lot

I fail…a lot. A ton even. I fail in one day more than most people do in a year.

After a recent work out I was talking with Lauren and told her I failed. Her response was “Aww Babes…come on. I don’t date failures.”

The good news is I get to keep my engf* cause I’m not a failure. I just fail. And fail well I do. My expectation for myself will always be that if a bar is low enough to reach I didn’t set it high enough. I fail at my job, my work outs, my sport, my life, and more than anything else my writing.

But as I resume work on The Primal Age Chronicles, I promise to keep failing, and to fail better each day. Cause as long as I continue to fail I am not a failure. So, let’s raise some bars.

*engf is an acronym for exclusive non girl friend since we’re both too stubborn to embrace bf/gf handles

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Good news/Bad news

If you are like me you prefer your bad news first. But before I get into that, have a little information to share.

A piece of advice I always passed along to the younger cohorts at Wilkes was that you always listen to your mentor. They are your boss, and even if you don’t agree with what they tell you you need to do with your project, you do it anyway. If it doesn’t work they will tell you to change it anyhow.

This past week I was at the AWP conference and had a chance to chat about the challenges that were facing me with Kade’s town and she had a number of suggestions. At first I wanted to say. that won’t work, but I try to take my own advice, so I decided to sleep on it.

I didn’t sleep. My brain went wild with the new ideas and by the time I did finally pass out I knew what had to be done.

I went to see Kaylie after her morning panel and said I have good news and bad news, which would you like first.

Bad news of course.

Bad news is I have to start from scratch on the third book.

Okay whats the good news.

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The third book

So, one of the issues I had going into book 3 was the number of secondary characters that had grown into the novel.

I am wondering who some of your favorites are and I promise I am not asking so I can kill them.

 

Light at the end of the tunnel

Hey folks, I know I’ve been pretty quiet these days, but I am nearing the end of the first draft of Kadestown, aka book 3 in the Primal Age Chronicles. As I transition to editing, I will need something to feed my writing side so I will be returning to my social media. Stay tuned for many ramblings about many things.

Also just in case you are new to the game, book 1 and 2 are available on Amazon, and if you would like a signed copy just shoot me a comment.

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1000/1000

Dear folks,

2017 is upon us. Hard to imagine it had been so long. The first idea for foamers came about back in 2009. It has been one hell of a journey. Sometimes good sometimes bad.

Two things that happened in 2016 that I would like to remedy is I didn’t write enough and I got fat. I don’t say that for everyone to jump in and say you aren’t fat, you look fine and all that yada yada. I am a firm believer that each of us should feel beautiful in our skin. Size doesn’t matter as long as you feel that way. Unfortunately for me personally I don’t feel good when I am heavier and it affects many areas of my life. I am currently weighing in at 204 pounds. The heaviest of my life. 40 pounds above my BMI and 30 pounds above what I call ideal. My 30th birthday comes this year, and my goal is to get down to 175 by then.

The second thing is the writing. I had a lot happen in 2016 that derailed me, but I am not going to let that happen in 2016. I am finding my groove again and will soon be nearing a rough draft.

So to solve both these problems I give you my 1000 1000 goal. Before I rest my head for sleep I will burn 1000 calories and write 1000 words.

Why am I telling all of you this? Well, I need website content. And I am hoping the more people that know the less likely I am to be derailed. Nothing like some good old fashion shame to keep someone on course.

May your 2017 be awesome.

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Strays or Foamers

Curious. Which book was better.

 

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July 12th 2016

River: Little soul, big world. Eat, sleep, and eat. Many souls.

Mal: Cattle on the ship three weeks, she don’t go near ’em. Suddenly we’re on Jianying, and she’s got a driving need to commune with the beasts?

River: They weren’t cows inside. They were waiting to be, but they forgot. Now they see sky, and they remember what they are.

Mal: Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?

 

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