Writing for the Weekend

My goal was to post something on this blog each day, even when I’m not able to do my formal writing assignments. Well, I failed to reach that goal yesterday (sorry, January 30, 2014.) Thursdays are hard because it’s my wife’s late night at work. She doesn’t get home until after 10:00, which means that … [Read more…]

Progress Report

Today was my first day back to work after the Polar Vortex turned my regular weekend into a four-day weekend. Thanks, Polar Vortex! I’m glad that I used the time well. I now have 41 pages of manuscript, and I only need 40 by March 10th.  I feel like the first 19 pages are revised … [Read more…]

The Unexpected Benefits of the Polar Vortex

It’s cold in Chicago. Actually, it’s really cold in Chicago, even by winter-in-Chicago standards. School is cancelled for the second day in a row. A couple weeks ago we had Monday and Tuesday off as well, for the first Polar Vortex. As a rule, teachers are more excited than students about having classes cancelled. But … [Read more…]

Full Circle

When I was a kid in elementary school, I knew that I wanted to be a writer.  My first book was hilariously titled White Guys – it was done in white crayon on black paper, and I believe I was in kindergarten or first grade. I distinctly remember writing stories in fourth grade, and trying to … [Read more…]