Not Much in the Barrel

First of all, I wanted to thank the Authoress for allowing me to be a part of the Blog Critique Tour! All the critiques will be a huge help as soon as I delve back into The Faithful's edits. I'm still playing around with ideas for The Magician, though I'm stuck on the same scene I've spent the last month on... honestly, maybe even longer. The Emotion Exchange is also sitting pretty at this moment, waiting on a fresh outlook on the story.

All in all, I'm still at the same impasse I was at a little over a year ago, when I first started toying with The Magician. There are so many possibilities when it comes to this story and I'm just not at all comfortable with any which direction. The writing comes in fits and starts. I got an idea three or four days ago that I could play with, but I haven't found time to put it down. It doesn't help that my last few days off have been interrupted - some by work, some by necessary house duties. It's part of the life, but when you're trying to be a "WRITER," it does put a damper on your plans.

That's it for now. Nothing much to report other than I'm kind of stuck and hoping for the best.

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Justin D. Herd

Justin D. Herd is a purveyor of the weird and strange. He occasionally squawks at friends and family, but does so only under the cover of night. Okay, that's not true. He squawks in full daylight. Drinking games have been built around his peculiarities, but the truth of it is this: he is a loving husband, with two wonderful dem--children. One growls at things he likes, including pretty women. The other has started to learn hand-eye coordination. Neither had made it to the tender age of three. From there, things will only get more interesting. He spends most of his writing time either at a coffee shop or sitting at one of his many desks around his house. Any other place makes it nearly impossible for him to write. He uses horror movies and rock music to help get the juices flowing. His favorite authors are Jeremy Robert Johnson, Alan Campbell, Terry Pratchett, Justin Cronin, and Patrick Rothfuss. He consumes most of his books through audiobooks, but still loves his personal library and getting lost in the printed word.