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Month: July, 2012

“Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery.”

Thought of the day.

Via Steven Mitchell “Misty Pathway”

“Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery. The adventure is a metaphysical one; it is a way of approaching life indirectly, of acquiring a total rather than a partial view of the universe. The writer lives between the upper and lower worlds: he takes the path in order eventually to become that path himself.”
― Henry Miller



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The end is (hopefully) near.

Reviewing the proof. So thrilling to finally hold this journey in my hands.

Unveiling of…*drum roll*…the book cover!

I uploaded my files to Lightning Source yesterday and am now waiting for a physical proof, which will be my final round of edits. Come August, Eastbound Sailing will be released to the world *shudder*. More details to come. For now, here’s the “author’s note” from inside the novel along with the *cover: Read the rest of this entry »

Dramatic irony and the core of adult lament.

The weather outside is beautiful, but I haven’t been able to get off the couch. That’s because yesterday I finally bought a copy of Room by Emma Donoghue, a book I talked about buying for months. I’m only two chapters in – granted the 400-page novel is broken up into five equal-length chapters – and it’s without a doubt one of the most terrifying books I’ve ever read. Read the rest of this entry »