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Pretty…

C.E. Grundler It’s not on the list of words used to describe my boat’s current condition, at least not until the other day. But I think I’m going to start a new list, for the new words I’m hearing. Such … Continue reading

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Classics, Plastic, and Boats that Endure…

C.E. Grundler The other night, my other half and I ventured onto the interwebs in an exhaustive Google search for exhaust configuration inspiration. Annabel Lee’s heavy old cast iron arrangement left something to be desired, and as the engine room … Continue reading

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C.E. Grundler The other night, as I wrestled with the complexities of my storyline, spread across Scrivener in a chaos of color-coded files, the parallels of writing a novel and restoring a boat came to mind yet again. That, and … Continue reading

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The right tool for the right job…

C.E. Grundler If there’s one thing my recent computer headaches have taught me, it’s you should always use the right tool for the right job. A tool that may have been ideal a few years ago may no longer cut … Continue reading

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How Do You Write A Book?

C.E. Grundler It’s official. Annabel Lee is starting to come together, or at least not scaring people away. Fellow boat yard dwellers are approaching in greater numbers as I lay down fiberglass, four feet at a time, and sculpt the … Continue reading

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959 .rtf Files on the wall…

C.E. Grundler 959  .rtf Files on the wall. Take one down, pass it around, 958  .rtf Files on the wall. Ever play ’Fifty Two Pickup’? It’s a game older children love to play with their younger siblings, though it’s not … Continue reading

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Getting into your character’s head…

C.E. Grundler Two weeks and counting. That’s the official toll I’ve paid for burning the candle at both ends. Two weeks being sidelined from attacking the decks when I was closing in on the finish line. Two weeks, but time … Continue reading

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I did it…

C.E. Grundler No, not finish the deck. Yet, at least. Yeah, everything was moving along full steam.  I was writing each morning, at least double to triple my personal ‘you must write this much’ quota, squeezed into every possible moment … Continue reading

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Insanity Row and rise of the Living Dead…

C.E. Grundler You can’t see them from the main office or the docks. You can’t see them from the pool, or from the food truck that currently fills the void created when Sandy destroyed the small restaurant, built on the … Continue reading

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What I did on my summer vacation…

Okay, it’s not officially summer yet, but I am on vacation. Technically, my other half is, though my muses don’t take break, so while I’m spending my day adorned in a Tyvek suit, gloves, eye and lung protection, my phone … Continue reading

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