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Quick update since the words really need to go to other venues…. Currently at 6,471 words in my NaNoWrimo story. The characters are doing whatever they damn well please. All of a sudden the protagonist’s ally has secretly become a villain. The conceptualized villain has gotten far too complex to officially be a “bad guy.” I’m … More Tapping on my Keyboard
I apologize in advance if for the next month or so all you get are writing posts. Or perhaps no posts at all. I have a feeling NaNoWriMo is going to monopolize my writing. As I mentioned in my last post, my novel is going to be drawing pretty heavily from my life experience. While … More Emotional Fortitude
I know “they” say you aren’t supposed to dwell on the past. However, I think it’s important to occasionally review the road traveled. The point is not to bemoan what can’t be changed but to gain objectivity and apply it to your present. Where have I come from, how far have I climbed, who did I … More The Road Traveled
A number of years ago I remember being cornered in the bathroom at a venue by The Strumpet. (If you’re new here and need a little backstory – yes, The Strumpet was actually my friend. Or at least masqueraded as one for several years.) As I was saying, The Strumpet cornered me in the ladies’ … More Not Really Harmless
I like to write. But I’m a terrible writer. Let me clarify that. The writing itself isn’t terrible. Sometimes it’s even on the fair side of passable. It’s my discipline as a writer that’s atrocious. If you’re silly enough to follow along here, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I may post every day … More Completely Inconsistent
I was taught, growing up, that one did not discuss religion, sex, or politics in polite company. Definition of “polite company” aside, I still ascribe to this. Unfortunately, the world does not. Everyone has an opinion these days and is quick to share it. Vehemently. Righteously. Worse, it seems that subscribing to a differing viewpoint is, … More Blue is for Losers