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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Bungee Jump Method

As I write this I'm standing on top of a bridge with a bungee cord tied around my ankles and a three hundred foot drop. The bridge is January and in a couple of days I'll take the jump (or get pushed) into February, when I've signed on for a 60,000 word writing challenge. My goal is to get the first 2/3 written of the first draft of the fifth book in The Righteous series.

I always have a worm of dread squirming in my gut when I start a new project, but the self-enforced deadline, combined with a few challenging things I'm going to try, is making me more nervous than usual. I do have experience with jumping off the bridge before, which helps a little. I know I can do it. It's just that first plunge that's the hardest.

Here is what my fellow writer David Gaughran has written about the challenge.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Frozen Wastelands of the North

Scary moment tonight when the car slid backwards down the driveway and almost went over the hill and into the orchard. It was a white knuckle ride and I had to stop and regroup when I finally came to a rest. My car is parked at the bottom of the hill now and I'm not sure how I'm going to get it up without calling the plow guy to sand it.

These are things you don't think about when you're shopping for a house in June.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Web Site

I've got a new author web site up, if you'd like to take a look. It's still fairly spare, but I'd eventually like to include copies of interviews, links to reviews, news about book releases, etc. on the site.

Take a look, when you get a chance.

Michael's Author Web Site.