May 2015 – Progress Update on Book 6 of The Galactic Mage Series

Well, basically I am dumping about 80 pages. Garbage can city. Might only be 56, but might be 102 or so. We’ll see how many. Doesn’t matter how many. They have to go.

I’ve been sticking to my outline very carefully, and, frankly, as much as my outlines are so vital to my process, I have always said I would never be ruled by them. And, well, I kind of let myself be here in the last book. But I am rebelling.
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Could You People Please Stop Dying and Getting Married. Thanks.

Scan_Pic0012So I am going to a wedding this weekend. I hate weddings. It’s not just because I can’t dance and therefore hate dancing, which is ultimately what the whole goddamn thing ends up being about. If it was just dancing, fine. Whatever. Have an open bar and watch how much I don’t care about dancing. However the one thing that never ends and can’t be ignored about all these damn weddings is the unending requirement of stupid formal attire. An F-ing suit. Continue reading Could You People Please Stop Dying and Getting Married. Thanks.

Why Political Posts on Social Media Destroy Relationships

Everyone knows that you should never bring up “religion or politics” in polite company. None of us actually ever do … at least not in “real life”. I mean, when was the last time you were hanging out at a bar or at the hair salon and just whipped out your most emotive ideas about abortion or global warming or the war in Iraq?

“Hey, Sally, I love what you do for my doo. You’re the best stylist in the world. So, what do you think about those Bible-thumping Inquisitors siding with rapists and actually trying to expand male-subjugation of women in our modern rape culture?”

Or maybe …

“Hey, Joe, thanks. You mix the best whiskey sour ever. Aren’t you super offended by murderous sinners carving unborn babies out of women’s bodies and mutilating them to death?”

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