Joe Beernink

Daily Archives: August 1, 2010

I’ve been blogging here at Cranium Outpost since November 2006.  A lot has changed in 3.5 years.  I went from this blog being mainly about my family, to a lot of stuff about my writing and a little about my family. The good news is that for those of you who have come here to read about my family, you will now be less bored by my writing related posts.  They’re moving… Read More

I’ve been working pretty hard the last few weeks, both on writing, prepping for the PNWA Conference, and getting organized after the conference.  So I rewarded myself by sitting down with a book today, Robert Dugoni’s Damage Control, and reading it pretty much cover to cover.  I did read twenty pages or so last night, so I can’t say I read it all in a day, but I did read it all… Read More

My first PNWA conference was in 2009.  I was nervous and shaking every time I talked to an agent.  I scrambled from session to session, took a lot of notes, tried like crazy to organize a writing group, left exhausted at the end of the day, and was generally demoralized by the time the conference ended.  Not because the conference was bad, but because it was at that conference that I learned… Read More