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Bodyguard of Lies is a serialized science-fiction novel updating once a week on Tuesdays. If you missed last week’s episode, Digging Deeper, it can be found here. You can catch up on the entire serial on this page with a description of the story and links to all published episodes.

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Bodyguard of Lies is a serialized science-fiction novel updating once a week on Tuesdays. If you missed last week’s episode, Rescue, it can be found here. You can catch up on the entire serial on this page with a description of the story and links to all published episodes.

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Bodyguard of Lies is a serialized science-fiction novel updating once a week on Tuesdays. If you missed last week’s episode, Still Stranded, it can be found here. You can catch up on the entire serial on this page with a description of the story and links to all published episodes. This week’s episode had technical difficulties, so is going up late. My apologies!

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13th-Jul-2015 05:27 pm - Time away
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You might have noticed I missed a couple of posts I’d regularly do, as well as the second issue of the newsletter for June. My family and I took some time off for summer vacation — something that we have a fair amount of flexibility with, as my husband is in academia and I’m a freelancer, meaning that “some time” was roughly a month away.

So what did we do?
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Bodyguard of Lies is a serialized science-fiction novel updating once a week on Tuesdays. If you missed last week’s episode, Plotting, it can be found here. You can catch up on the entire serial on this page with a description of the story and links to all published episodes.

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2nd-Jul-2015 10:50 am - 2015 halfway point
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Back in January, I talked about how I was planning out my year — one major goal per quarter, keep up my serials, get Corn Maze up for sale, and make progress on the 50 States mystery series.

Yeah . . .

I’m still finalizing Corn Maze edits, I’ve set aside 50 States for now, and I finished nothing new in the second quarter. I have kept up on the serials, though, and I’ve tried to be better about blogging.

New project I’m pitching, though, involves a comic book miniseries. I didn’t get the pitch sent in by the end of June, but the publisher is supposed to reopen to pitches in September, so we’ll see how that goes.

I’ve also been looking at older work, novel manuscripts that I set aside because I didn’t yet have the skills to fix them, to make them the best they could be. At this point, that’s probably going to entail writing them over from scratch, rather than patching up sentences and paragraphs here and there, which on the one hand is a little depressing (more time and work involved) but on the other is a testament to my growth as a writer because I don’t think a simple edit is good enough.

Goal for the rest of the year is still to complete two more projects. Let’s see how that goes.

Today’s post was inspired by the topic “Midyear check-in” — July’s topic in the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour — an ongoing tour where you, the reader, travel around the world from author’s blog to author’s blog. We have all sorts of writers at all stages in their writing career, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check out the next posts in the series, by Sandra Barret, D. M. Bonanno, and Margaret McGaffey Fisk.

If you want to get to know nearly twenty other writers and find out their thoughts on first stories, check out the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour. You can find links to all of the posts on the tour by checking out the group site. Read and enjoy!


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Bodyguard of Lies is a serialized science-fiction novel updating once a week on Tuesdays. If you missed last week’s episode, Turnabout, it can be found here. You can catch up on the entire serial on this page with a description of the story and links to all published episodes.

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Bodyguard of Lies is a serialized science-fiction novel updating once a week on Tuesdays. If you missed last week’s episode, Into the Depths, it can be found here. You can catch up on the entire serial on this page with a description of the story and links to all published episodes.

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23rd-Jun-2015 01:26 am - Time with my mom
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I don’t take nearly enough time to talk with my mom. I know that, stupid as it sounds, one of the reasons I don’t call her more often is because I know she won’t always be around. Any time I talk to her, I’m very conscious of not being able to talk to my dad as well, and so I get regret for that and anticipatory sadness for when I can’t talk to her. In other words, living in the past and the future, but not the present.

But the past few days, I’ve been able to spend time with her and talk and laugh and share memories, and even if it hasn’t been evident, I’ve tried to be here now and enjoy this time together.

So this Monday, I’m grateful that my mom is still here, that I can spend time with her, that both of my kids have gotten the chance to know her. These are not small things.

What are you grateful for this Monday?

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Bodyguard of Lies is a serialized science-fiction novel updating once a week on Tuesdays. If you missed last week’s episode, Up on the Roof, it can be found here. You can catch up on the entire serial on this page with a description of the story and links to all published episodes.

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