It's that time! November, already. I was traveling for the past week, so am playing NaNoWriMo catch-up. NaNoWriMo's new site is interesting, looks like it's been redesigned for longer term, out-of-season writing progress. Though I seem to have lost all my buddies/contacts on it, so toss me a friend request if you're participating in NaNoWriMo … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: One More Time For All the Glory!
When it comes to outlines, there are lots of ways to tackle it. You've got story structure, skeletal narratives, beat sheets, breakdowns of scenes and plots and arcs and this and that. Depending on how you do them, outlines can be a lot of work with what you choose to include in them. I don't usually … Continue reading When to Outline and Why
For October, I will be focused on two things: 1. Organization 2. Outlines
My environment recently got changed so I can (with great hope!) manage less interruptions while writing/editing/proofing/etc. While my computer always had a spot, I never had a space specifically for writing. I made do with whatever: the extra table, the rickety chair, the couch, etc. During a short stint in California, I never got proper … Continue reading omg, an update?
I recently worked in a local factory on a line. It was repetitive grueling physical work, and it made me appreciate writing all the more. Writing is such a special thing, a blessing of life and consciousness. The ability to communicate through symbolic designs agreed upon by a mutual understanding of people... ...not only that … Continue reading Amazing
One word at a time. Such is how a writer's quest for perfection exhausts imagination. The craft of writing is subject to overthinking. Analysis of prose can be useful, yet when it becomes the dominant priority, the heart of a story perishes. With loss of heart follows loss of passion. Excessive editing, obsession with grammar … Continue reading Perfection
I've never known normal. The life I've been granted is a strange existence. The bizarre is my ordinary. Eccentricity feeds my craft, not for sensationalism, but because it is my natural state of being. The odd and unusual is where the fantastic resides. Investigations into absurdities of life serve a purpose for the development of … Continue reading phantasmagoria
I find my soul on the road. Even when things don't go according to plan... especially then. I'm currently writing this from a luxury hotel bar. The night before was spent in a Super 8. Neither of these were planned, and both provide me with outlooks that influence my books. Whenever I take a road … Continue reading Serendipitous Fleeting Existence
I know I've been quiet, especially since I left Twitter (unless you're on my mailing list and then you would've gotten that short horror story in Jan~ check your inbox if you didn't see it!). Well, that's going to change soon enough. Starting on April 5, I will be returning to blog posting here. Maybe … Continue reading And From The Silence…
...Twitter. (is that how clickbait works?) So, today is the day that I deactivated my Twitter for good. The reasons for this are multifold, but primarily: I don't like the site. Alright, moving on. I wrote roughly 250,000 words this year. I wish I'd gotten more of it out, but... I feel incredibly excited for … Continue reading Ok, bye…