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My Blogging Problem

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Site Business, Writer's Diary

I’m a writer. I write constantly, whether its reviews on Letterboxd, opinions on Video Games, or my first crack at a cartoon pilot for boys age 6-10, I am always pumping words onto the page, or screen, or wherever. It’s like I can’t stop myself.

But here, at least, I seem to have a wall, offering little more than occasional insightful post or a bevy of updates about which few people will have any interest.

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UPDATES: Q2 2016

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Site Business, Writer's Diary

What’s been happening?

There’s a bit, and it’s late. Here’s a rundown:

Life with Landon. Over 90 days have passed since the birth of my son. He becomes more wonderful every day. He’s now making more noises and facial expressions; he smiles often and follows us with his eyes. He’s the best; I adore him. And my wife; my goodness, my wife is a beautiful, strong woman.

THE GIFT OF WATER PROJECT continues to move forward and has crossed the $2500 mark. I am aiming for $15,000 by May 2017, and I will continue my personal efforts both fundraising and Selling on that eBay in order to get a well built via World Vision.

Writing! Writing! Writing!

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Psalm 6: A Broken Man After God’s Own Heart

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Love of Scripture, Site Business

  

Life is hard. I know folks all around me are hurting, many of them all the time, feeling anguish more than they ever feel hope. The below Psalm of David shows us that even a man after God’s own heart hurts, that a righteous man stumbles and weeps, and that the Lord still hears and delivers. I feel that this Psalm captures the feelings I had when wrestling through addiction, but those emotions it captures also resonate in my life today. Perhaps it will do the same for you.

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Because I Fail to Provide Content…

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Offsite Content, Reviews & Recommendations, Site Business

…I am going to direct you all elsewhere, to folks who are getting it done.

Is this a lazy way to post? Well, yes, but not as lazy as posting nothing. Truth be told, I am still working on the revised version of Stronghold as well as the latest draft of To Retreat From Romance, but overall my mental energies outside of the office (and to some extent, in it) have been spent on eBay. I am flipping a haul of LEGO DUDES to cover some costs following the loss of my wife’s income, and my writing has suffered as a result. I apologize. I am getting a better handle on the sales workload, and I should be running more smoothly come September.

Fortunately, the body of Christ has many parts, some of which are producing great regular content.

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2015 Second Quarter Update: Articles, Novels, Twitter, and More

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Offsite Content, Site Business, Writer's Diary

 

Hi All,

Thank you for continuing to follow my progress here at 3LC.  Gotta tell you; it’s been slow, but slow-and-steady wins the race, right?

  • Article writing flashed in a pan. In the spring, I had the privilege of visiting a local Toy Company, BrickWarriors, and Figures.com published my interview with their founder. Plus, I wrote this little doozy about my collecting habits shifting to Lego.
  • I have finally started launching my “Tour of Middle Earth” Lego photo project on FLICKR. So far, it’s been fun, and we have a great deal of the journey yet to go.
  • In light of my post last week, I’ve been promoting some of my favorite podcasts and artists on Twitter. My hope is to develop the habit of sharing another person’s platform or project each day of the workweek.
  • On the children’s book front, rewrites on “Franklin Finnigan the Fiddlin’ Frog” have halted. Here’s to rekindled and renewed efforts this month to have the second draft finished by August 1st.
  • Meanwhile, work on my two major projects has continued strongly. I am almost done the pre-proof edit of To Retreat from Romance as well as a revised edition of Stronghold (to accompany the release of the long-promised study guide).
    • To Retreat from Romance is now on deck to be released before 2016, and I am ecstatic.
    • Stronghold is headed for a complete revised edition (you may recall, I was debating this in April). A good friend and mentor told me that a major retooling might be worth it given that only 200 folks have read the first. Taking his advice, I’ve decided to push forward full throttle.
    • Study Guides for each are also still planned.
  • X3church group leadership continues to go well; and by summer’s end, we may have 3 new leaders in my zone!
  • National Novel Write Month is coming, and it will be November before I blink. I am still outlining my project, and I am looking forward to putting it on the page.
  • Also this fall, I’ll be participating in Creations for Charity once again. Ideas are already brimming, and I will share them with you HERE once they are finished.

All that being said, I am feeling good as I move into Q3! Thanks again for visiting!

C

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Update About Everything and Nothing

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Site Business, Writer's Diary

Well,

Over a month has passed since my last post. Given 2015’s track record, I think it is safe to say that I am not much of a blogger. I’d like to apologize for my failure to be more consistent. Like everyone else, I have the best of intentions, but when it comes to committing time, effort, and energy—–well, I drop the ball with the best of ’em.

This isn’t to say I’ve been sitting on my hands doing nothing (though, admittedly, I have done my fair share of that, also). I could make all manner of excuses, and truth be told, I am giving myself far more grace than usual due to some significant life events. But the bottom line is that I simply did not apply myself to my tasks. Oh, I filled my idea vault with a few new concepts, and built endless Lego mini-figures for inspirado, and even continued to work on my long-gestating fantasy timeline, but the hard work of revising Stronghold, continuing the Writing as Worship series, and preparing To Retreat from Romance for publication all fell off my plate.

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