A Little Advice

A little advice for men reading out there who have thought to themselves, “Well, I’ll save a few minutes in the morning by shaving the night before.” Don’t do it! Sure it seems like a good idea at the time. You won’t have to rush in the morning trying to make it to work. Heck, you may even get to catch a few more Z’s. Step away from the razor and no one will get hurt.

Normally, I shave in the morning following my shower. Last night, however, I had the bright idea to shave before going to sleep and it did not work out so well. First of all, it felt as though I was shaving with a very dull rock. Nothing like razor burn right before bed. Also, I realized after I was finished that I rather than having 5 o’clock shadow at the scheduled time, I will be sporting the stubble at 8 AM.

Sorry for the non-writing post. I just had to get this off my chest. Look for a writing related post today.

Chapter 3 Winner of Writing Contest

The winner of the short story contest I entered was announced this Sunday:Link . You can read my submission in my post titled “Update and a Short Story”. My entry wasn’t picked, but the judges said it was a tough decision and most submissions received at least one vote. More important to me, though, is that I think my fiction is improving and I am having fun writing. I have already started Chapter 4 and will post it once I finish.


Hello, my name is Paul.  I am a computer programmer by day and a struggling writer by night.  Someday, I hope to actually finish a story.

As long as I can remember, I have loved to read other people’s stories.  By writing, I hope to create my own stories, and just maybe make someone’s day a little better.