Happy Father’s Day, y’all!

+JMJ+ It’s Father’s Day in the Year of St. Joseph, now that’s blessed timing right there. And in honor of fathers and Fathers and that special father of the Holy Family and patron of the Universal Church, here’s a video (below) by Scott Hahn reflecting on Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day, y’all!

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A Journey – Part 14

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+JMJ+ I’m writing a work of historical fiction set in New Testament times with characters from the Bible, mostly, with some large lacunae filled in with my own imagination. This is a rough draft of what will, I hope, become a novel. Other parts of the story are linked on the Fiction page.

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A Journey – Part 13

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+JMJ+ Welcome! I’m writing a rough draft for a story I’ve wanted to write for years and couldn’t until now. And in the writing of the rough draft I’ve identified some places where I need to go down a few rabbit holes to learn more. But be that as it may, I’m continuing on my way. It’s a work of historical fiction set in New Testament times with characters from the Bible, mostly, and some large lacunae being filled in with my own imagination. Other parts of the story are linked on the Fiction page.

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A Journey – Part 12

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+JMJ+ Welcome! I’m writing a work of historical fiction involving Biblical characters, and posting the rough rough rough ROUGH draft as I write it. Really. I mean, really. I’ve been writing each part beginning on the same afternoon or evening that I post it. I kicked out my Inner Editor and embraced the Principle of Exuberant Imperfection to get this thing written, something I learned from NaNoWriMo. I will pick up the Story of Salvation series at some point, but this story has gotten hold of me and hasn’t turned loose yet, so I’m gonna let it go and see where it takes me. Come along with me!

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A Journey – Part 11

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Welcome! I’m writing a work of historical fiction involving Biblical characters, and posting the rough rough rough ROUGH draft as I write it. Really. I mean, really. I’ve been writing each part beginning on the same afternoon or evening that I post it. I kicked out my Inner Editor and embraced the Principle of Exuberant Imperfection to get this thing written, something I learned from NaNoWriMo.

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A Journey – Part 10

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+JMJ+ Welcome! I’m writing a work of historical fiction involving Biblical characters, and posting the rough rough rough ROUGH draft as I write it. Really. I mean, really. I’ve been writing each part beginning on the same afternoon or evening that I post it. I kicked out my Inner Editor and embraced the Principle of Exuberant Imperfection to get this thing written, something I learned from the NaNoWriMo handbook. Thanks for joining me for the ride. Not responsible for discontinuity or sudden changes of tense, person, or name. Well, I am responsible for all of that, of course, but let’s not get bogged down with details right now. Let’s get going, shall we?

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Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 9

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+JMJ+ Welcome to Part 9 of the continuing story of A Journey, which began in my mind as a short story for Holy Week but morphed into something larger and is still morphing even now. (It even goes back further than that when I first had this idea to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month, but I didn’t get far with it then.) I’m writing the rough draft moments before I post it here on the blog, and just so’s you know, I really do mean rough when I say that. I have already made a list of a bunch of things that I’ll likely change in the re-write(s) and some things to experiment with some more. This whole adventure is a way to come up with the raw material to work with, like digging for my own clay and then working with it to discover what’s hidden there and how to work with it to bring out what is hidden within it. The more I write this story, the more I discover about it. Okay, enough of that. Let’s go. See ya on the other side. :)

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Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 8

+JMJ+ A note on the writing. I’m writing a book And working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. So the journey in the title refers both to the journey in the story itself and to my writing my way toward the story. Come along with me. Let’s see what happens together. It’s a rough draft (and I do mean rough), so consider yourself warned. Here we go.

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Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 7

+JMJ+ A note on the writing. I’m writing a book And working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. So the journey in the title refers both to the journey in the story itself and to my writing my way toward the story. Come along with me. Let’s see what happens together.

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Happy and Blessed Pentecost!

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+JMJ+ I hope you’ve had a happy and blessed Pentecost Sunday. I don’t know if you’ve subscribed to Brant Pitre’s series of video lessons, Mass Readings Explained, but if you haven’t, here’s a link to the free section of this year’s Pentecost episode. Pitre is right up there with Scott Hahn, I enjoy reading and watching and listening to both of them.

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Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 6

+JMJ+ A note on the writing. I’m writing a book And working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. So the journey in the title refers both to the journey in the story itself and to my writing my way toward the story. Come along with me. Let’s see what happens together.

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Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 5

+JMJ+ A note on the writing. I’m writing a book And working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. So the journey in the title refers both to the journey in the story itself and to my writing my way toward the story. Come along with me. Let’s see what happens together.

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