“What future race of ant people or anemones will dust you off and wonder what you are? You have to discard the question. You shouldn’t think too hard about the audience. Do your finest work for the sake of the art itself.”How to Become a Fossil
“You’ll take more from speech, debate and acting with you into adulthood than you will from sports,” I told her. “Trust me. I did both and the only thing I learned from sports is no matter how hard you work or how talented you are, if you aren’t from the right part of town or fill out the uniform right, you’ll always sit bench.”
Do I want this thing to happen? Yes! I want to BE a writer, not just claim it! I realize my battle is uphill on a steep scree slope and things take time to happen. So, here's to moving forward.
Life is a cranky bitch waiting to bite you as soon as you get too comfortable.
This week I’ve been working on incorporating some suggestions for my fantasy novel. Not all of it was flattery, but it was good feedback. Input of any kind, given constructively is greatly valuable. Any writer desiring to improve their writing has to learn how to take critique. Some people may roll their eyes at this. … Continue reading Feedback: The Scary Lineman
Once upon a time, I could venture into an unknown world of my own creation in a moment, spurred by any number of inspirative stimuli. That’s not the case so much anymore.
Without jinxing myself, I think I can say I’m slowly getting better at making this blog a weekly project. Even without the sense of the world slowly suffocating from coronavirus, this still rates high for me. Pathetic? Probably, but at least it’s getting done. This week I started getting active on Twitter. I have to … Continue reading Hello Again!
This week refuses to slow down. Between picking up two extra shifts and trying to convince myself I’m maintaining control of my life, I hit a breaking point. Part of that involved dropping into the mindset that my life controls me. Climbing out of that pit involves a heavy dose of dissociation and white-knuckling until … Continue reading Good Afternoon!
To those still following this blog in any capacity, thank you for your dedication despite the intermittent nature of my posts. As you might have picked up, I’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch which has derailed my drive to write for a year and a half. Despite my friends in the … Continue reading Working and Writing: Conflict and Reward
New computer! So nice to have a screen this big, My old 24” Visio TV is wide enough to see two pages with at one time and still be able to read it! I have a second monitor for the hell of it, an old Dell salvaged out of a dumpster. I’ll have to figure … Continue reading New Computer