Microsoft OneDrive users: get out or upgrade before they delete your files!

ALERT! If you have Microsoft OneDrive, they just announced some rude changes. And if you don’t prepare, Microsoft may DELETE YOUR FILES. “If after 1 year you fail to take action, your content may be deleted.” First off, free accounts are being reduced from 15GB to 5GB. They say on their FAQ: But they alsoContinue reading “Microsoft OneDrive users: get out or upgrade before they delete your files!”

Wait, after 25 drafts of a query, I have to write a synopsis too?

So, I’m here trying to write a synopsis for my novel to send with my submission packet. Yow my brain hurts! After writing 25 drafts of my query, I’m pretty sick of my story. Not that it’s a bad story, but after trying to describe it so many times it just feels like it’s aboutContinue reading “Wait, after 25 drafts of a query, I have to write a synopsis too?”

False progress activities (Getting nowhere, but working so hard!)

One thing we do when working towards a goal is something I will now coin “False Progress Activities.”  This is when we want to procrastinate the hard part of a goal (e.g. actually writing the darn query letter) and we instead focus on tasks that help, that are far easier, but give little progress. For example,Continue reading “False progress activities (Getting nowhere, but working so hard!)”

How do I find the right editor or agent?

So I’ve been searching for agents and editors, and sheesh this process is hard! First, I bought “2016 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market” and “2016 Guide to Literary Agents.” Then I went through the publishers and agencies that represented fantasy and I highlighted which ones I thought might be good (because they didn’t explicitlyContinue reading “How do I find the right editor or agent?”

Rationality and Religion had a kid (or is it the other way around?)

I’m trying to marry rationality and religion, but look at this quote, my wife posted it on the fridge without having any idea that I was thinking about this lately (It’s from one of my church leaders): “Human judgment and logical thinking will not be enough to get answers to the questions that matter mostContinue reading “Rationality and Religion had a kid (or is it the other way around?)”

How much time do you spend doing nothing?

One of my church leaders asked that question. If you’re spending a lot, then maybe you should use that time to serve others. For me, a lot of my time is spent with my family. I don’t want to just abandon them to serve others, but this still applies in the home. Rather than doContinue reading “How much time do you spend doing nothing?”