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Drowning Karma / editing / effort / fairy tale / frustration / writing

The Latest

Who’s feeling a bit on the grumpy side? Grumpy, cranky, could-gnaw-on-a-unicorn-horn-if-I-were-evil-and-good-at-finding-unicorns. But I love unicorns! I’m not loving the state of the planet right now though. Who the blue blazes is? Nonetheless, madness aside, a writer has to write. I finished another draft of my manuscript Drowning Karma. I’ve lost rack of how many drafts … Continue reading

June is here!
blogging / Doctor Who / dreams / effort / fantasy & sci-fi / publication / short story / Story-a-Day-May / The Book of Astrophilia / Twin Peaks / writing

June is here!

I finished Story-a-Day May! I wrote every single day and ended up with probably 29 stories or scenes I can polish up or use somewhere. And even though I’ve ended up re-publishing my first novel on my own, that isn’t what I want for the rest. Or I don’t think it is. My dithering about … Continue reading

The Fear Factor
advice / Amanda Palmer / audience / effort / fear / life / neurotic thinking / rejection / social media / writing

The Fear Factor

First off, for the record, I never watched the Fear Factor reality show. Well, once when visiting my dad, but in dad’s house we watch whatever his wife wants to watch–even though there are four TVs in the house. End of discussion. In any event, I’m not a big fan of fear. I’ll watch a … Continue reading

Still Writing
effort / frustration / novels / other blog / Story-a-Day-May / Vincent van Gogh / writing

Still Writing

Against my better judgment, I’m participating in Story-a-Day May again this year. (If you’re giving it a try, let me know!) I love Story-a-Day because it motivates me. I like the pressure. It’s why I like NaNoWriMo as well. With no pressure, I’ll just sit and stare into space, dismissing every idea and distracting myself … Continue reading

The Obituary Lesson
cancer / death / effort / facebook / fear / frustration / life / mom / The Obituary Lessons / writing

The Obituary Lesson

The other day I listened to an On the Media radio story about the decline of the beat reporter, and one beat they covered was the obituary beat. I struck by the realization that so many papers no longer cover obituaries, and while some papers might have an online version, families have to pay every … Continue reading