Locke the much bigger puppy!

So my hope to keep this blog updated clearly didn’t pan out over the summer, thanks to usual excuses: work, business, writing is hard, etc. Please look at the pictures of Locke, now 6.5 months, and try to find it in your heart to forgive me.


He’s a touch bigger now, weighing in at about sixty pounds. In particular, his tail has become a weapon of mass destruction that already threatens the existence of hapless electronics such as the laptop I’m typing this post on.

In case you missed it, I have had a couple posts on the Fictorians this summer, one on how much a writer can value small compliments, and one on what to do when you’re not hitting your goals. 

My writing goals are going poorly this year, which has been frustrating. I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on what’s been going on and while I don’t have any answers yet, feel like I’m making progress. In the mean time I’m trying not to get too frustrated and to enjoy what writing I am getting done. There’s still the Writing Excuses retreat to look forward to at the end of next month. I’m hoping it serves as a kick in the butt to get myself going again, not to mention how educational I imagine it will be.

Anyway, all I’ve got to say for now. I’m still excited about some of my projects but it’s going to be a while before I’m ready to show them to anyone. In the meantime, I suggest doing what I’ve been doing and watching Weird Al’s new videos non-stop, starting with this one: