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Update on the Cytocorp Saga

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If you subscribe to the many-worlds theory of quantum mechanics, then there is a reality in which I kip out of bed at exactly 5:02 a.m., walk the cats, drink a bacon smoothie, eat a stack of buckwheat pancakes, rejoice over our enlightened age, and am ready to write by 7 a.m. sharp. Meanwhile, in […]

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… In Which I Am No Captain of Industry

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A few weeks ago I played in this interclub golf event. The matches are on Tuesday afternoons in early summer, which should tell you right away that the men involved are not generally desk jockeys with an 8 to 5. Some are retired, as you might suppose, and others are either successful enough as independent […]

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Reality Check #2: The Launch

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Today marks the official launch of The Perfect Generation. But it’s not just the launch of a book—it’s what I hope to be the launch of a long and successful career as an author. The process of writing this book was both similar to, and different from, the experience of preparing to launch it. Let me […]

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Reality check #1: Kindle Scout

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On December 9, 2017, I uploaded The Perfect Generation to Kindle Scout, basically a popularity contest to try and get a legit publishing contract through Amazon’s Kindle Press publishing arm. I read enough blog posts from authors who had gone through Scout to know that it was more good than bad. Plus, it would give me […]

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The Perfect Generation is done!

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To this point, how writing has worked for me is that I get an idea stuck in my head. Like songs, they’re sticky. Many times, they start very insistently and eventually ebb away, apparently to find someone else’s brain to inhabit. But sometimes they don’t go away, and the only way to get them out […]