Neil O'Donnell

Neil O'Donnell

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Buffalo, New York, United States
Nationally certified career coach with expertise in writing résumés and cover letters for professionals around the world. 15+ years of focus helping new graduates find jobs.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Today's a Very Special Day

Hi everyone:

Today is my mother's birthday, and while she is no longer with us, her spirit and conviction towards equality for all still resonates through my whole family. I found it fitting to think of her during Canisius College's 'Women's Studies' Luncheon yesterday. Mom always pushed everyone to looked passed stereotypes and consider others by their actions, not by their gender or ethnicity. In her memory, I encourage everyone to discard the bias that has plaqued humanity for so long.

Happy Birthday, Mom! I Love You!

p.s. Yes, there are two characters based on my parents, which appear at the end of 'Vlara's Song.' I felt it fitting that they should be a part of this writing journey for it was Mom and Dad who taught me and encouraged me to read. Thank God for my parents!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Hi everyone:

Update on 'RISE OF THE CELTS':

Today seemed fitting for this update. The last two weeks have been difficult getting through the next chapter (which is why further parts of 'VLARA'S SONG' have been delayed). It was one chapter filled with terror, compassion, destruction, villany and heroism (it also included the brazen actions of a raven and a skunk). Ultimately, the chapter was finished and I am able to move forward with the rest of the manuscript. At this point, my initial plan is being overhauled. What had once been planned for one book now is slated to cover two books. It's a lot more writing for me, but I think it does better justice to the generational story line. I owe that to the characters and to all of you.

As for 'VLARA'S SONG,' expect the next chapter to be posted by next week.

Thanks for the continued support and have a happy and safe Saint Patrick's Day!