Working on Some This, Working on Some That.

I did a little freelance work this morning, and then I actually sat down and started revising and working on my novel. Welcome to the State of Beck Address. Here are my talking points: I'm going through a midlife crisis. I'm turning 42 in a few months, so this should surprise no one. I've got …

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Shoveling Snow, Shoveling Bullshit, Shoveling Food in my Face.

So the city of Philadelphia is closed today because of the "winter storm." I have to say that while it is snowing outside, it certainly is not a winter storm. I've been living here for five years, and I'm still confused about why, as a northeastern city, we don't have better snow procedures. I know it's warmer …

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Long Time, No See. You’ve Changed So Much. Here’s What Happened…

So I haven't written anything in a while; there are several reasons for that. 1) I've actually been traveling and doing stuff, which is weird for me; 2) I have a job, losers; and 3) I'm lazy. So far I've just been rejected across the board, although Pseudopod sent me a personal rejection and told …

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I Didn’t Want You Anyway. Also, Bullet Journals (Mullet Journals?).

So a few new but uninteresting-to-anyone-but-me things happened this week. I got rejected by The Dark. Not THE DARK, as in the breathing black space that haunts closets everywhere, but the horror magazine. Rejection Game Strong thus far. Still waiting for DarkFuse, Pseudopod and Apex to tell me to fuck off. I have two weeks' …

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Rejectathon, Commence. Also, Submission Grinder.

So I polished some things up and sent them out. I look forward to either 1) boilerplate rejections, 2) personalized rejections, or 3) acceptances. #1 would surprise me the least; #2 would probably make me feel the worst; and #3 is unlikely. All the same. I kind of wish personalized rejections were less professional. They …

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