The Broken Blade: An Update

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The Broken Blade - Cover Art

Finally! An update! It’s been several, long months since my last update. Unfortunately, I think it almost goes without saying… 2020 was a very rough year for most of us. My year was no exception. You see, my last job was in a 24/7 Operations environment. It was stressful, and not many folks there were happy. And what do people do when they are unhappy? Well, they leave. They find something else. Something that might make them a little less unhappy, a little more free to pursue the things they enjoy. But what happens if they want to leave, yet can’t find somewhere else to go? Well, I suppose they become bitter over time. The next thing you know, you … Read More

The Broken Blade and Other News

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Footprints in snow along a mountain ridge.

The Broken Blade is the second book in the A Battle Mage Reborn series and picks up after the bonus chapter of Second Chance. (I hope you kept reading after the Author Notes!) The opening scene is set with Denton trekking through the snow. Alone. With the lands surrounding Fort Morrow at his back.

Why I Don’t Write Drunk

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R. Brady Frost, Self Portrait 2.

“Write drunk, edit sober.” — Earnest Hemingway

This phrase has been punctuated by endless memes on social media. It’s a fun thought. You know, thinking about what authors must be like. Picturing them sitting at their writing desks, holed up in their study.

A bottle of scotch sits within arm’s reach. Or is it vodka, or wine?

Missing the Mark

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A very nice rejection letter.

I found out today that I didn’t get a job I’d recently interviewed for. I thought the job interview had gone very well and I really enjoyed my interactions with the panel. This was a job I felt was well within my capabilities and would have also provided me with an opportunity to grow. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

The End is Near

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While I wasn’t keen on going back to school, I could see the benefit of going back and completing the MBA program with WGU. I have the technical side of my career covered, and this would help me expand on my leadership roles.

Remind Me Tomorrow

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R. Brady Frost on a Post-It Note

I bought a MacBook Pro this last Fall after starting my new job. The original intent was to use it for writing. And I have. I’ve written quite a bit, as a matter of fact. I’m a Windows user primarily, but I did use a Mac when I worked for Pearson School Systems some years ago. It wasn’t my preferred OS, but I don’t really have anything against Macs. Naturally, this begs the question: Why buy a Mac now? Well, my favorite writing and publishing applications are native to the platform, and that’s a pretty big deal. Anything that makes writing easier is a big plus in my book. Anyway… Every time I boot into my Mac, I get this … Read More