It took eight days. Eighteen hours, fifteen minutes of writing time. It’s just over 42,000 words long. But the rough draft is done. The rough draft of what? Well, we can get to that in about a year, maybe. But this is the important part: the act of raw creation is complete. Now comes theContinue reading “It’s Not Done Yet”
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2021 Recommended Reading
I haven’t made a lot of recommended reading lists… but that doesn’t mean other people don’t, and I made one such list this year! Tangent Online recommends you read my short story, “I Will Never Fly Again.” You can read it for free at the link!
We all want a new earth. That’s why we read fiction, after all: We want to experience something that isn’t the earth we live in here. We want different relationships or different cultures or just the joy of discovering something that isn’t here. I have a really cool way of visiting lots of different worldsContinue reading “Bite-Size Worlds”
My Bride is a dangerous woman. Every year, she picks a theme for how she’s going to select the books she’s going to read. One year, she asked friends for recommendations and only read things they recommended. Last year, she only read books we already owned but neither of us had read before. Last year,Continue reading “Choose… Wisely.”
The Library Adoption Agency
Today we bought 150 books. We’re not keeping any. A few years ago, a friend became a new teacher at a school that didn’t have any books in the classroom library. We adopted the classroom and ended up donating something like 300 books. From there, we adopted an entire school library, and then a specialContinue reading “The Library Adoption Agency”