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  • 10 weeks
    To Fleur or not to Fleur? That is the question.

    In the last couple of days, I've finally began the process of moving forward with my writing. Hearing that may excite some and bum out others, as I have noticed that I can be very wordy compared to other writers out there. I think that looking back, even though I was introducing an original character and a new concept in "The Blue and the Grey" (namely the Royal Flying Corps), I really could have

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  • 19 weeks
    Two more chapters

    In the last few weeks, I actually managed to get a bit more of both "The Blue and the Grey" and "Danger Close" out there. I figure that "The Blue and the Grey" has probably two more chapters to go, but I really don't have a final idea for "Danger Close" yet. I'd like to finish these darn things, but the last thing that I want is something rushed, or just plain abandoned. I've read a story like

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  • 33 weeks
    Intellectual honesty

    I had an interesting experience over the last week. I had recently renewed a discussion with another blogger regarding (in a roundabout way) Princess Luna, and an alternate potential ending to the series that another writer proposed in a story. The blogger asked me to propose how this alternate ending would have played out, and I did, to a less than enthusiastic reception.

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  • 39 weeks
    Inspiration in the midst of a pandemic

    Today I did something that was probably way overdue, I trimmed down the number of stories that I was following. I wasn't that I wasn't still interested in the stories on the list, but I had to conclude that those stories probably weren't going anywhere. Some of them I moved to my favorites list, but others I cut lose.

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  • 48 weeks
    Bumping up the Numbers

    Having gotten the latest chapter of "The Blue and the Gray" out and into the world, I find myself turning once again to my other active story, "Danger Close". I'm thinking that I can make some progress on that over the next couple of weeks, having finally gotten a critical character a bit more sorted out. Which is a good thing, because I seem to find myself rereading a lot of my own work these

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Dec
19th
2020

Inspiration in the midst of a pandemic · 2:50pm Dec 19th, 2020

Today I did something that was probably way overdue, I trimmed down the number of stories that I was following. I wasn't that I wasn't still interested in the stories on the list, but I had to conclude that those stories probably weren't going anywhere. Some of them I moved to my favorites list, but others I cut lose.
I wonder just how many of my readers have found themselves in the same situation regarding my work, concluding that a story just isn't going anywhere. I'm especially worried about "Danger Close". In many ways, it's almost too sweeping a story, but I really don't know quite how to par it down, or even if I should. And it certainly doesn't help that these days I really don't have a good way to entertain or inspire myself. I've been a fan of local baseball, car shows, and movies at the theater, and I've been trying to expand my horizons slowly but surely. But all of that got jacked up over the course of the year, and now, I'm stumped as to what to do next. Heck, there are still a dozen episodes of the show I haven't seen, not counting season nine, which I've barely seen at all. How does one get out of a funk like this? Anyone got some ideas? Inquiring minds...and stagnant minds...want to know.

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