Joe Beernink

Monthly Archives: July 2009

The kids were starting to feel better last night.  How do we know this?  They’ve got enough energy to get into trouble. Prior to them being sick, we always closed their bedroom door at night so they couldn’t wander around the house, and so that little noises like a squeaky floor board right outside their door wouldn’t wake them up.  But when they got sick, we left the door open so we… Read More

I’m actually blogging this from the train on the way home from work.  I’ve got a bit of writer’s block getting going on my next book, and thought, what the heck.  Writing is writing. We’ve got two sick kids at home right now.  Reece was feeling better until last night, and then he overate at dinner and spewed it all back up.  Lorelai threw up yesterday morning, then started running a fever,… Read More

Slacker, that’s me. You’d almost think that nothing has happened in our lives since I last blogged… in February? Wow. But yes, a lot has happened. There’s no way I can do this chronologically, and I’m sure I’ll miss stuff, but here we go. This week has been downright weird. I had Wednesday-Thursday-Friday off work, and planned to do a lot of yard work, a little shopping, and a lot of relaxing…. Read More

My latest version of Chapter 1 of Nowhere Home is now available. I’ve wrapped up the edit on the rest of the book as well, and although I know there will always be more edits until it is sold, I think it’s as ready as I can make it, right now. I’m really looking forward to the PNWA conference in SeaTac this week, and the opportunity to meet writers, agents and editors…. Read More

I’ve uploaded a new version of the first chapter of Nowhere Home, making some changes from feedback I received from my submission to the Pacific Northwest Writers Association writing contest. I really like this new version, and am working my way through the rest of the book, applying those lessons. Editing is so much harder than writing in the first place, but now that I’ve been away from the book for a… Read More