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Changes Are Afoot!

Hello hello hello, it’s three posts in 2 days coming out of SheanHQ. This time with 2 big news items! Big News Item the First Last week, when I announced I had a second story coming out, I mentioned that … Continue reading

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Rewriting

Writing is hard. It’s not tarring-a-roof-in-a-Georgia-summer hard, not digging-ditches-and-shifting-concrete hard, but doing it right isn’t exactly easy, either.  But it’s also fun and incredibly rewarding.  There is no better feeling than Having Written.  That’s right, I said no better feeling. … Continue reading

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Now Available: Lazarus Risen (and me!)

Hello everyone in Shean-land! I greet you today with momentous news!  If you recall, back in March, I sold my first story.  I’m still giddy about it, some six months later.  And I’m even more excited to tell you that, today, … Continue reading

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Public Reading

I’m now a third of the way through Odyssey, and I’ve learned more about the bones of writing in the last two weeks than in the forty years prior.  It’s amazing.  But I’m not here now to talk about that. Instead, … Continue reading

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Be A Better Writer (Workshops, Pt. 2)

I’m sitting in a dorm room in New Hampshire as I write this. I’ve been out of college for nearly twenty years, but here I am, back in a dorm. Why? I wrote last week about some of the many … Continue reading

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Where to Go from Here?

NaNoWriMo has ended, about a week past.  I’ve written about my expectations, about what it’s taught me, and about whether I feel I met those expectations. So, now what? Well, as I said at the outset – NaNoWriMo is viewed by some … Continue reading

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Hey, I wrote a book, will you read it?

I’ve been reading and listening to author interviews for years, hoping to better understand what it’s like to be an author.  And one of the things they always mention with dread is when some random stranger asks them to read something they … Continue reading

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Shattering Myths and Misconceptions

Shattering Myths and Misconceptions, or What I’ve learned about myself from less than a week of NaNoWriMo Myth #1: Writing Takes Time I have always operated based on the belief, backed up by years of experience, that in order to write, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo

November is a strange time for writers. There’s this thing called NoNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. It’s a contest where participating writers challenge themselves to write 50,000 words of a new novel solely within the 30-day span labeled ‘November.’ … Continue reading

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On Radio Silence, Balance, and Parenting

It’s been nearly a week since I’ve posted on the Here I Go. And the reasons behind it get to the very reason I am writing this blog in the first place – to talk out loud my fumbling attempts … Continue reading

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