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Rob Vollmar The best work is the work that gets done. Finish what you are working on before giving yourself the leisure to worry about whether or not it's any "go…moreThe best work is the work that gets done. Finish what you are working on before giving yourself the leisure to worry about whether or not it's any "good." You'll address that question more directly in the editing process but you can't edit what doesn't exist.(less)
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A Pair of Blue Eyes.A Pair of Blue Eyes was Thomas Hardy's third novel. It is an interesting transitional book in that contains, like the two prior to it, conceptual threads of his never-published first effort The Poor Man and the Lady. Unlike those books, it was written entirely after his introduction to his future wife, E Read more of this blog post »
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“I think I got a rock in mine, 'stead of bacon."

"Heh. Well, that's life for you. Sometimes you get bacon. Sometimes you get a rock. My advice to you, sir, is to eat what you can, spit out what you cain't.”
Rob Vollmar, The Castaways

“The tearful glimmer of the languid dawn' was just sufficient to reveal to them the melancholy red leaves, lying thickly in the channels by the roadside, ever and anon loudly tapped on by heavy drops of water, which the boughs above had collected from the foggy air.”
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