Weekly Recap – October 11th, 2013

Fighting a creeping sore throat. The honey tea helps, but after a few mugs, my stomach refuses any more. Other than that, I can’t complain about much this week. I crossed the 30,000 word mark on Wolf’s Tail last night. I think I’m discovering that I’m a filler-inner versus a cutter-outer. Where many writers find themselves with bug crushers, my first draft …

Weekly Recap – October 4th, 2013

Last Sunday, I sent Daughter of Fortitude out to the publisher. Fingers crossed that it goes well. Even if it’s not accepted, I received awesome news yesterday – it was selected as an Editor’s Choice for the month of October on my critique site. This means it will be reviewed by one of the resident editors whose analysis will be published in the …

Weekly Recap – September 27th, 2013

Touching down on the runway never felt so good. I’m returning to the grind on Monday, but I’m halfway through my homecation and soaking up every minute of it. I’ve helped my wife clear out our DVR’s backlog of shows, finished reading one book, started another, and written a little over 4,000 words towards Wolf’s Tail in the past two days. …


Omaha Union Station

I had a little more time to sightsee yesterday. Just up the road from my hotel is The Durham Museum. Even if you’re not a train and railroad buff, which I’m not, the museum still proves interesting. And it’s not just an homage to Omaha’s part in the great interconnectedness of 19th and 20th century America, but also to trains …


Weekly Recap – September 20th, 2013

I had a day off! Well, most of it anyway. More than I’ve had in three weeks and the reason for the tardiness of this post. So what did I do with the time? A colleague mentioned the Strategic Air and Space Museum about thirty minutes out of town in Ashfield. The day was beautiful and the museum, a welcome …

Weekly Recap – September 13th, 2013

Friday the 13th has arrived. My bad luck came early as I had to extend my Omaha workcation another week, so now I won’t be home until the 24th… assuming I’m not extended again. I was hoping my wife could come out, but she received a last minute job opportunity. At least the weather is nice today. On the writing …

Let Us Pray

While I’m 1,545.8 miles from home, my wife has someone to keep her company in the garden.

Weekly Recap – September 6th, 2013

Coming in just a little late, but coming in nonetheless! Omaha weather has been pleasant for the most part, but is quickly heating up again. We’ll see where next week takes us. I’ve been to quite a few restaurants and watering holes in the Old Market area. No one seems to have Thousand Island dressing. Not my condiment of choice, but …

Weekly Recap – August 30th, 2013

Next week begins the final phase of my Omaha tour of duty. I’m flying out on Monday (Labor Day, ironic, eh?) and will be stationed there for two weeks, finishing what we’ve started. As I drove in to the office this morning and thought about all the hardships we face with work and writing and whatever else life throws at …

Weekly Recap – August 23rd, 2013

Here I am in Omaha, busy working and mingling. Not much to say this week, both because not much has happened that would be of interest to you and there’s not much time to talk. I hope to come out of this weekend’s work wormhole unscathed. At least I can enjoy a good steak and beer while I’m here. Hope you all …