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Entries from my weekly writing blog on Eat, Sleep, Write:

6.14 RULES & STANDARDS
http://eatsleepwrite.net/rulesandstandards

6.06 DISCIPLINE
http://eatsleepwrite.net/discipline
The line between a hobbiest and professional writer

5.27 THE WRITER’S RIGHTS #2
http://eatsleepwrite.net/writersrights2
Second installment in a series of bite-sized lessons on copyright law.

5.21 Serendipity
http://eatsleepwrite.net/serendipity
Happy accidents, preparing for them, allowing them to happen.

5.17 Observations
http://eatsleepwrite.net/observations
Thoughts on character development and people-watching.

5.13 The Daily Grind
‘The Daily Grind.’  http://eatsleepwrite.net/dailygrind
Why the best time to write is when you don’t feel like writing.

5.09 The Writer’s Rights
A bite sized introduction to copyright law.
http://eatsleepwrite.net/writersrights

5.07 Humor Me
Writing comedy and how to do it.
http://eatsleepwrite.net/humorme

5.03 All Experience Required
Write what you know. Get out and live.
http://eatsleepwrite.net/allexperience

4.30 Ready or Not
Your light is green, you have the right of way.
http://eatsleepwrite.net/readyornot

4.25 Dangerous Learning
Self taught or educated. Keeping learning.
http://eatsleepwrite.net/dangerouslearning

4.23 Self Doubt
Examining the Impostor Syndrome
http://eatsleepwrite.net/selfdoubts

4.18 The First Draft
Shut up and write.
http://eatsleepwrite.net/firstdraft

Apologia Absurdum

Perpetual Motion Machine w/ Solar Lamp Attachment and Self-Writing Novel.

Perpetual Motion Machine w/ Solar Lamp Attachment and Self-Writing Novel.

There is a method to my madness. I write what I do to try to show a part of the world I truly believe in, a part of human existence that doesn’t often get a spotlight, and some will say doesn’t exist.

I grew up with the word ‘CAN’T‘. You can’t do this, can’t do that, that can’t happen, people can’t fly.

“BULLSHIT!” I say, and I am glad I never listened. Sure I have run into some brick walls being defiant and proving to myself I can’t walk through walls, but I never let the ‘CAN’T‘s keep from trying or doing anything.

I believe this world, this reality, is a lot more magical than we usually give it credit for. This is why I write the weird things I do. To show possibilities, to show that there are miracles in this world.

I have done impossible things. I have seen things that shouldn’t exist. I believe in miracles and magic, and I think if everyone else believed it as well, we could move forward as a species.

So, look at my works as silly little tales about Spanish speaking cats who moonlight as copy-editors, ridicule me for the stories about talking furniture. But I am trying to show something real, I am trying to convey a truth that I cannot easily put into words.

This world is magic! If you believe it.

Sometimes the impossible is a lot more attainable than the highly improbable.

Only fifty years or so ago, it was improbable that we would ever find life on another planet, but it was impossible for man to walk on the moon.

Was…

We still haven’t found life elsewhere, but we have all seen Neil’s footprint in the regolith.

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