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Short Story Publication Announcement- Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine

Great news! My mystery short story “Safe At Home” is in the July/August 2024 issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine! You can read an excerpt of the story here below:

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Day 166– 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – No One Knows Anything

No one knows anything is a phrase I kept hearing over and over again when it came to the stock market. If someone tells you that something is a “sure thing” or they can predict the future, they are lying. … Continue reading

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Day 161 – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – The Garden Does Not Lie

I have a couple of tomato plants that are yellowing, but they’re not yellowing in the normal way. I’m used to seeing yellow leaves at the base of the plant, not at the top.  I thought it might have been … Continue reading

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Day 158 – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Why I Write In The Morning

One of the best pieces of writing advice I’ve ever received was from James McBride and it was totally unsolicited. So, years ago, I’m standing in line at the National Book Festival in the DC Convention Center waiting in the … Continue reading

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Day 157 – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – All or Nothing Thinking

All or nothing thinking intentionally limits my options for achieving my goals. It’s a mindset I have to continually guard against. I can thank my garden for helping me with that. I used to think that I had to grow … Continue reading

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Day 156 – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Familiarity

If the mind likes comfort, then the only way to get comfortable with something new is to do a lot of it so that it becomes familiar. The first time I changed employers was hard. I basically worked in the … Continue reading

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Day 154 – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Babying Seedlings

Seedlings are babied and protected. It’s because that’s the phase where they’re the most vulnerable. A few bites on a fully grown tomato plant isn’t that bad. The plant will be able to recover. Of course, when you see one … Continue reading

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Day 153 – 2,024 Words a Day Challenge Process Log – Some things Are Not For Me

Sometimes I watch certain shows out of guilt, like I’m supposed to like them. In one case, I watched this show from the first season which I loved to the last season which left me confused. Then I realized as … Continue reading

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Day 152 – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Happier Writing

If you haven’t figured it out, yet, I’m using this blog as a sort of journal. And one thing I realized this morning is that I’m happier writing. I’m happier having goals and challenges and I’m happier sitting with that … Continue reading

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Day 151 – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Learning to Fail

I used to believe that I wasn’t a perfectionist, I just wanted things to be “right.” It served me well, in a way, in my day job career. I worked with funds and audits and detailed work. If I didn’t … Continue reading

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