Category Archives: Life Musings

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Short stories don’t earn their authors staggering amounts of money, even when sold at professional rates.  At a very solid $0.05 per word, a typical short story in the 3,000 to 5,000 word range is generating $150 to $250.  Semi-pro … Continue reading

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2016: Up, Up, Up, Can Only Go Up From Here…

Baby 2016 is curled up and sleeping soundly, so let’s take a few minutes to discuss goals for the coming year before the little fellow wakes up and starts screaming. My word count has slipped from 58,000 in 2013 to … Continue reading

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2015 in Review: …yeah.

It’s coming to an end, so let’s see what goals were achieved in 2015 and which were not… I had set the target of 58,000 words this year, and while I don’t have an exact total at hand, there’s little … Continue reading

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Hello Again!

Thanks for sticking around. It’s been a while, eh? I’ll confess that while gardening, family visits, renovations, and another mad month at work didn’t completely chew up my free time, I was rarely in a mood to actually write these … Continue reading

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Writing on the Job

I’ve been writing this last while – but not for fun. The writing in question is what people in government call a Memorandum to Cabinet. Basically, it’s a proposal to undertake a major program, usually with an attached budget, and … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead to 2015…

The door is closed on 2014, but now we open the door to its successor, the aptly named 2015. What might this look like? What shall my goals be? Well, my word count went from 58,000 in 2013 to less … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: Thunk!

Hey, it’s my second annual review of my year in writing, posted five days early because why not? My objectives for 2014 were… –>Write 80,000 words: Nope. –>Finish half the pieces I start: Nope. –>Write two completed horror stories: I’m … Continue reading

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