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When you finish your second draft

Jul 8th, 2016

The first draft of my novel was a mess. I left a lot of loose ends and unanswered questions in place during my initial writing, in the interest in getting to the end. And then, I decided to change the voice of my novel from first person to third person, to enable some narrative tricks later on. Cleaning up the mess I left for myself in D1…

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June health challenge: The next ten days

Jun 21st, 2016

Ten more days into June. Let’s check in, shall we? This segment was definitely harder. I’m great at starting things, and not as good at keeping them up. My step count is down in the last week, as well as my commitment to exercise outside of the bike commute. I biked 127 miles. This includes the Fat Tire Tour of Milwaukee, as well as a…

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June health challenge: the first ten days

Jun 11th, 2016

At the end of May, I committed to making June a month to focus on healthy habits. These habits include eating better, packing lunches, biking every day, doing extra exercise, and drinking way, way less than I have been. A little over a week in, how am I doing? I started a few days before June, hoping to start with momentum, and that, I did….

Starting Strong in June

May 26th, 2016

I am setting some serious goals for myself in the month of June. Let’s jump-start some good habits, shall we?

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Update: May 2016

May 10th, 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve posted out here, I suppose. (I’m not sure it’s a blog if you don’t forget about it for months at a time, at some point.) What have I been up to, since last I updated? Novel progress: I took a break from my second draft. It lasted a couple of months. I’m just now getting back into the swing…