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#NaNoWriMo2014 wrap-up

I crossed the finish line of 50,000 words a full day ahead of the deadline.   And I just finished up with 52,038.  I now have somewhere in the vicinity of 130000 words total written for the purpose of creating … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo2014, handsome boy

[excerpt from day 27 of my NaNoWriMo2014 experience] I came back to the table with my beer and her cocktail, setting hers down before moving to sit across from her. “Uh… what do you think you’re doing, mister?” She lifted … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo2014 Day 26, Charming

I arrived at Andrea’s apartment building about ten minutes early.  I double checked the address, thought about buzzing her early but talked myself out of it.  I didn’t want to appear too eager.  I walked about a half block down … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo2014: Handsome

The haircut kicked off a chain reaction of butchness, a butch-a-lanche if you will. After a few days of continuing to wear my ballcap, left it at home one day when I went to work.  I felt really exposed, as … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo2014, Day 17: The Velvet Kitty

[Excerpt from my novel in progress, Guys Like Us] The Truck Stop was one of many gay bars in town but there was only one that catered only to lesbians. The Velvet Kitty was the latest incarnation of a space … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo2014, Day 13 Excerpt: Blades

[Excerpt from my novel in progress, Guys Like Us] I used to whittle a lot when I was a kid.  I wasn’t very artistic about it, so the result was usually a piece of wood with a sharp point and … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo2014: Confidence in Chunky Boots

Excerpt from my novel in progress, Guys Like Us A couple of mornings later, I pulled on the boots I’d gotten at the thrift store, along with a button down shirt that my brother had left behind and the Carhart … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo2014, Day 5: It Was The Underwear?

This is an excerpt from my NaNoWriMo2014 work, adding to my novel in progress, Guys Like Us, starring Buddy Grayson.  Day 5’s writing centered on Buddy’s thoughts and memories of masculine identification throughout his life: . Though I didn’t feel … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2014: time to get ready

As a friend pointed out, there less than a week until the beginning of NaNoWriMo 2014.  Yes, it’s that time of year again and I once again will be working on my novel-in-progress, Guys Like Us. I had planned to … Continue reading

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Reader Questions: About NaNoWriMo…

Meridith asks: I’d love to hear more about how you commit to nanowrimo every year – how you make time while balancing family, work, etc., what motivates you to keep going, and how it’s different from your writing practice the … Continue reading

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