Challenge Day 3

Lots of dictation today! It was gorgeous out. Bright sun, no rain, and not too much wind. I got in a bunch of good walks, and 5104 new words, which is another step forward. Made 16,920 steps, which is great. I’m way ahead there. I need to wrap this book up...
Challenge Day 2

Challenge Day 2

Today was a bit more challenging. I ran smack into the great foe of outdoor dictation: rain. Well, first it was wind, and lot of it. The breeze grew strong enough that it disrupted Dragon Anywhere’s ability to translate my words effectively. Then the rain...

One Hundred Days, Ten Books, And One Million Steps!

Day One I should preface this writing by placing the blame (or credit, depending on how you look at it) squarely where it belongs: on the shoulders of Dean Wesley Smith. After all, it was he who first gave me the idea of using a challenge as a tool to drive myself...

The Pursuit of Happiness

A writer recently asked an interesting question. I’m paraphrasing, but the general idea was this: “Do you believe that the prerequisite for success as an author is to write X words every year, where X is a very large number?”My answer was: No, I’d disagree...