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Archive for May, 2008

All is right with the world

Joyous day!  Word has reached me that Joe Bonamassa, the Greatest Guitarist Alive (TM), is finally returning to my hometown!

It’s been over a year.  I was beginning to think he didn’t like us anymore.  But come October 1st, it’s a par-tay at the Whiskey Roadhouse.

Can I get a hell yeah?

Faith in mankind, restored.

In Other News: Water Found To Be Wet

Ex-Press Aide Writes That Bush Misled U.S. on Iraq

File under “Duh.”

Progress Report, in which I press my luck, and hope for no whammies

Another 5K week on Petra Released.  Magic Meter says,

Completed the first act, and am now embarked on a second act that’s pretty much a complete mystery.  I know where I want everyone to end up, but I have no idea how I’m going to get them there.  I’m sure I sound like a broken record by now, but this really is happening every week, and it’s scary.  Every day I go to the keyboard fearing that I will face a blank screen for two hours.  Every day I manage to bang out just a little bit more, but in truth, it feels like I’m just delaying the inevitable, that sooner or later, my luck–or inspiration, or whatever it’s been so far–will run out.

Yet I press on.  Like I have a choice.  (No whammies!  No whammies!)

(Yikes.  Did I really just type that?  I must be more stressed out than I thought.)

Maybe if I get a minute, I’ll ask my muse.  I seem to recall having a similar conversation with her during the drafting of Petra.  Here’s hoping she’s as forthcoming this time around.

Since I’ve hit the 40K mark, I’m officially working on a novel now, according to SFWA rules.  So that’s something.

No updates for Write Club.

Anyway, onward.  (No whammies!)