Journal: Nov 1, 2016

In which I talk about writing short stories, on initiative, on the book and talk affectionately about my keyboard.

Journal: Oct 11, 2016

I hope everyone had a wonderful (Canadian) Thanksgiving. Besides enjoying turkey, pumpkin pie and the vegetables my wife grew (seen above), my family and I enjoyed watching my Toronto Blue …

Journal: Sept 23, 2016

I’m about to head out to our local bookstore to support one of the writers in my writing group who’s doing a book signing (Robert T. Hunting…here’s his book here:¬†www.goodreads.com/book/show/30741497-the-value-of-men), …

Journal: Sept 9th, 2016

After a long, very busy summer I have found myself rocking in the boat of routine. It’s been a very productive week: kids have successfully gone back to school and …

Journal: Aug 22, 2016

It’s an unusually full-on rainy day in Edmonton (this summer has been full of those) and I’m sat at my dining room table while everyone, including my visiting parents, scurry …

Journal: August 11, 2016

This week was launch week! And while I am fully aware that this is nothing compared to, say, the launch of Mass Effect 2 or 3 when I did that …

Journal: July 25, 2016

The kids are back from camp and I spent last week, off and on, doing day trips and working on a short story. The story – an idea that has …

Journal: July 11, 2016

The kids went to camp this week and I’m going to spend half of this week getting the Novel timeline done now that the pre-novel timeline is done. My plan …

Journal: June 27, 2016

I’ve gone down that rabbit hole of spending far too much time in the software and not enough time actually doing work, and so my 30 day trial is done …

Journal: June 23, 2016

I’ve been doing some work on the second edit of the book. As I mentioned before I’m focusing on working out the timeline and I’ve been doing this with the …

Journal: June 20, 2016

Last week I finished the short story. The Wife loved it, which I was nervous about, and overall I’m quite pleased with it, delving into a time period that is …

Journal: May 24, 2016

So I have elected to work on that short story based on that dream. And I guess I should preempt the following entry with a note that I have a …

Journal: May 17, 2016

Well I managed to play 7 days of Stardew Valley. I don’t want to get into a long thing about it here, but I am thoroughly impressed that this was …

Journal: May 10, 2016

I just finished my first draft. Wrote the last words, tied like a ribbon on something I’ve been carrying with me for 8 years – and when I think of …