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Fear of finishing, part 2

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  3. Saturday, 04 July 2020
And let’s admit it, it is fitting that a post about the endless reworking / rewriting / tweaking / revising we do to our work in order to push the finish line as far as possible should have a second part.I mean, the first was not quite finished, right?Well, here is where I talk about academia, rolep...

Fear of finishing

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  3. Thursday, 02 July 2020
I’ve got another bunch of revisions from my current client, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the gentleman is a victim to something we (meaning, we that write regularly, to a market, for a living) should know quite well: it’s the fear of finishing.I’ve seen people crash and burn because of that....

A forced vacation

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  3. Thursday, 02 July 2020
Somebody said once that writers never take time off – you’re in the queue at the supermarket, and you’re mentally working on something… ruminating a plot point, stealing a snippet of eavesdropped conversation for recycling in your work in progress, considering what chances are for your next submissi...

Holmes & Friends are in

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  3. Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Just a quick one to let you know I’ve just got my author copies of the two-volume set of Sherlock Holmes & the Occult Detectives, the massive anthology edited by John Linwood Grant, and they are beautiful books.In other news: I need a new webcam (this one sucks).Original link...

Lunch break at the Outpost

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  3. Monday, 29 June 2020
Today was another good day – I mailed a translation and a chunk of gaming-related material, and then I did some improvisational cooking to put together some lunch. As I was eating, I checked out the first two episodes of a series I did not know, called The Outpost.Let’s pilfer the summary from Wikip...

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