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Category Archives: Truth and Consequences

Productivity

Not just doing more in less time. Look, I’m going to admit something to you here. I’m lazy. Not only that, but I feel terrible about it. Yes, that probably will come as a shock to most people who know me in real life, away from this strange digital construct we call blogging, but it’s […]

Not Quite Right

Or, as I like to remind people, correlation is not causation. I pride myself on my logic and reason. Perhaps, too much so. I’m relatively well read and I actually paid attention in Science, History and English classes, but I’m always surprised at how little I really know. And, think about all the things that […]

Surveillance Self-Defence

Also known as “opsec for computer users”. Though, to be fair, most computer users don’t actually need this kind of operational security. And, they certainly don’t refer to it as “opsec”, like I just did. These days, I pretty much keep my nose clean and my mouth shut, even online. I mean, look, the average […]

Are We Becoming Obsolete?

There’s lots of talk in the news of artificial intelligence replacing humans. I don’t put much stock in it though, because, frankly, we are a ways off from that becoming a reasonable and less expensive alternative to most jobs humans do. Not all, to be sure, but, most. And, granted, automation has replaced a lot […]

The Inevitable Writer’s Block

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this month, you should be about two thirds done with your novel. If you’re not, don’t worry about it! And, either way, it seems like a good week to talk about writer’s block. Now, assuming that you’ve been writing this whole time, the most common forms of writer’s block, namely […]

Writers, Talking

If you’re doing NaNoWriMo this month, you should be roughly a third of the way through and might need a bit of a break. If you aren’t participating in National Novel Writing Month, that’s okay.  It’s still Friday and maybe you just need a break.  Either way, I think I’ve got you covered this week.  […]

Manuscript Submission Tools

If you finished your NaNoWriMo novel last month, you may want to submit it for publication. Here are tools that can help, via the Bookbaby blog. First of all, know that these aren’t all free and all require a bit of work! The first tool is Submittable.  It is free for “submitters” (ie. writers), actually, and […]

Pencils Up!

You should be finished with your NaNoWriMo manuscript by now. Either way, it’s done, so you can take a break. If you haven’t finished your work though, don’t give up. Keep writing! It’s really the only thing that matters.

Don’t Give Up!

If you’ve been grinding away at your NaNoWriMo novel, don’t give up! Seriously, no matter how close you are, or are not, to getting 50,000 words of your novel out before the end of the month, keep writing. It’s the only way your dream of writing a novel will come true.  I know it’s hard, […]

Work Related Changes

So, last week, we finally had layoffs at my company. No, I wasn’t one of them, and, in fact, we lost fewer people than some of our other offices.  Or, for that matter, many of the other people I know who are in the oil and gas industry.  And, while I don’t expect to lose […]


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