NaNoWriMo, I Have Failed Thee

So it is day twelve of NaNoWriMo and I have decided that this year’s attempt is a bust. I’m enjoying the story idea and I will definitely be pursuing it in some fashion, but I know that I’ve fallen far enough behind that there is no making up the difference for me. Honestly, I didn’t think I would be able to hit the 50k mark, but I thought I would do a bit better than I have. Working three jobs … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2013 – Part One

It is day six of NaNoWriMo and I am already way behind, but I’m working on it.  I thought I would share my progress as of last night, so here you have it:     It started with a boom. Somewhere off in the distance there was an explosion. I couldn’t see any smoke, but I was in the heart of downtown Delphi so I wouldn’t see much unless it was happening right in front of me. The massive skyscrapers … Continue reading

Blowing Rock in the Fall


I took my family up to the little town of Blowing Rock this weekend. It was great getting to spend time with them and I took a lot of pictures of the tremendous fall colors of the mountains and valleys around us.

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I had never been to Blowing Rock before, and I have decided I would love to live there, but I would probably have to leave my wife behind since the snow in the winter would be a deal breaker. We were there on a busy tourist weekend, so we didn’t get to window shop as much as we might have liked, but it was still a lot of fun to walk through town and watch the kids playing in the park.

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NaNoWriMo 2013 Update

So I have been feverishly working on putting together an outline and a couple of quick character sketches for my 2013 NaNoWriMo attempt, and I finally finished. Okay, I say finished, but really I mean that I have something that I can at least work from. outlining has never been my strong suite. I tend to write with a VERY vague idea about what the story will entail and that often changes a dozen times between the time I start … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2013

It is that time of year again. It is NaNoWriMo time, and I am going to give it a shot this year despite my rather full plate.  I know, you’re saying, “But Eric, you still have to edit AR2 and get it out for your adoring fans to read,” and you would be absolutely right, but I need to push myself in November because I feel like I have let myself get lazy with my writing habits this year and … Continue reading