2019 Goals - Week 11
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2019 Goals Recap – Week #11

Edit: After a couple of very insightful comments (thanks John and Jill!), I realized this post came off way more angst-filled than intended. Probably a hazard of the very thing I talk about in here–trying to do too much with too little time and hitting “Publish” before giving it a night to rest so I can re-read. Long story short, …

2019 Goals - Week 10

2019 Goals Recap – Week #10

I hope you have a snack or at least a cup of your preferred beverage nearby as this one may (read: will) be a little longer than my usual recaps. 🙂

2019 Goals - Week 9
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2019 Goals Recap – Week #9

As I mentioned last week, I am attending the WMG Anthology Workshop in Las Vegas. So far, I have written nothing but what you’re reading now. Well, that’s not necessarily the case. I’ve been taking copious amounts of notes and, wow, am I learning. I can’t say really anything about the workshop at this point but next weekend’s recap ought …

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2019 Goals - Week 8
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2019 Goals Recap – Week #8

Before anything else, I’m thrilled to announce my Learning How to Learn Fiction series is shared in The Book Designer’s 101st Carnival of the Indies! If you don’t subscribe to their blog, I highly recommend it. Lots of valuable info for the self-publishers out there. On to week eight…


2019 Goals Recap – Week #5

23,000 words divvied up among six short stories. 14,000 words for the first novel. 3,600 words for the blog. A grand total of 40,600 words… …all in the month of January. I gotta say, when you eat the elephant a chunk at a time, it’s amazing what you can get down. Here’s to hoping I can maintain this pace moving …

2019 Goals - Week 4
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2019 Goals Recap – Week #4

I usually start with the food, but I figure since most of you are probably more interested in the writing vs. whatever I’m shoving down my gullet, you’d be better served if I rearranged things. 🙂 This week saw me averaging a little over 1,400 words a day. I started out focusing on my novel but spent the past couple …

2019 Goals - Week 3
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Pork Belly and Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Pork Belly and Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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2019 Goals Recap – Week #3

This week’s recipe can be found here: Hoisin-Glazed Pork Belly and Five Spice Mashed Sweet Potatoes. I left out the greens, forgot the five-spice, and (*gasp*) had no wine. But this came out wonderfully. As I type this, the scents of salty Asian flavors–soy sauce, fish sauce, hoisin–combined with sweet molasses and brown sugar slathered on fatty pork belly have …