80% Is The New 50%

When approaching a due date, my wise high school art teacher would tell us, “When you think you are 80% done, you are really only 50% done.” So, I am 80% done with my Great Novel. I have been 80% done with my novel for approximately two years. In that time I have written thousands…

To Read, Perchance To Write: Ay, There’s The Rub

A few weeks back, one of my childhood friends sent me a message on Facebook asking for recommendations for fantasy and mystery books for her daughter. I began to reflect on books I’ve read and loved, and began making recommendations off the top of my head.  Most of them were either classics or about fifteen…