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Thoughts on a half century

The other day, I had officially reached a “milestone” age: half a century—an age at which young people officially consider you old, but older people still consider you young. This is in contrast to being, say, 70, which is an age at which someone older than that will certainly consider you younger, but not young. You hear older people say “age is just a number” and in a very real sense, that is true.

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Happy 4th Birthday Drax!

So here’s the truth: At first, I didn’t want Drax. There were already two large dogs (Luna the giant schnauzer and Reilly the Irish wolfhound) and a cat (Shadow) in a two bedroom condo, and adding a crazy, rambunctious giant schnauzer puppy—especially one from true German working dog lines—didn’t seem like the smartest idea. Drax was a livewire of energy, a full-tilt diva, bouncing off the walls, ceiling, and everything in between.

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The War Under – First Draft Finished!

For those of you who have been regularly reading my Grimoire, you know that I’ve been writing a novel involving the same characters and world I introduced in my short story A House Off The Road. The novel will be named The War Under. And this weekend, I finally finished the first draft. This initial draft comes in at about 92,000 words. To put that number in perspective, the minimum number of words for a novel is generally considered to be 40,000 words; the average novel in _The Seduman Chronicles_ is around 80,000 words, but the average literary novel is about 100,000 words.

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