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CoyoteXray


"If you have nothing to say, say nothing."- Mark Twain

Jul
10th
2021

To Fleur or not to Fleur? That is the question. · 1:26pm July 10th

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 used an editor to help keep me from rambling so much and help me cut to the chase.

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May
6th
2021

Two more chapters · 8:24pm May 6th

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 that, where a complex setup went in the course of one chapter to "and they all lived happily ever

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Feb
1st
2021

Intellectual honesty · 2:53pm February 1st

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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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.

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Oct
19th
2020

Bumping up the Numbers · 1:36pm Oct 19th, 2020

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 days. I'm not sure why exactly, maybe I'm still just a bit surprised that I was able to produce

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Aug
25th
2020

How is everyone out there? · 9:36pm Aug 25th, 2020

How has everyone handled the new plague? I have to ask, given that it has come way too close to yours truly. It happened a bit over a week ago, at a car show. It turned out that my nephew had covid, and wasn't feeling quite right, but went to the show anyway. I went too, making sure to wear my mask as much as I could. We hung out, and I think that I had the mask on most of the time, but I can't testify to it. He mentioned at the time that he wasn't feeling well, and I think that I suggested

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Aug
16th
2020

Finally Forward · 4:48pm Aug 16th, 2020

I have finally moved forward on "The Blue and The Gray", though it's a big one, over 5000 words. I've never written a chapter that long before, and I have to wonder if the length will be a turnoff. I know that it has been an issue for me at times, but I really don't have an editor to help me par it down, and I have no idea if it could be shortened and keep it's meaning. So, lets see how it's received.

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May
17th
2020

Learning the Limits · 2:02pm May 17th, 2020

I'm making reasonably decent progress on two of my stories, and if I stay with it, I should be able to post something new soon. In the course of working on "The Blue and the Grey" though, I find myself with a dilemma. At the end of the last chapter, I made the choice to introduce a canon character as a potential antagonist, namely Chancellor Neighsay. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I realize that it has just made things more complicated. The problem is that I haven't seen most

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Apr
10th
2020

How's social distancing going? · 1:37pm Apr 10th, 2020

I'm continuing to plow forward as best I can, trying to find ways to amuse myself while I watch this thing develop. This is definitely revealing all the flaws in how I live day to day. My long term underemployment thing continues, which I am thankful for (God knows I don't need to be sitting around any more than I do), but this thing has seriously cut back on the little things I used to do to amuse myself. I now find myself sitting in front of the computer way too much, or watching the news way

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Mar
15th
2020

Where were you when all hell broke lose? · 9:10pm Mar 15th, 2020

As I write this day, I'm hearing more news about the virus that is making our lives so complicated these days. As you can imagine, it hasn't been good news. In fact it sounds like a borderline clusterfuck. I don't know who to blame for this, or if it's worth trying to narrow it down right now, but it is discouraging. I've seen any number of people on Facebook posting their activities, seemingly bragging about not taking the whole situation seriously. Personally though, I don't have that luxury,

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