(Or, HOW AI HAS MADE ME INCAPABLE OF DECIDING WHAT TO WRITE) Hello imaginary people on the internet who I pretend care about the things I have to say. It is your old pal, Random Writer from the internet. Today I want to talk about a phenomenon I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned once or twice… Continue reading ANALYSIS PARALYSIS
You know me. I love National Novel Writing Month, that madcap event where thousands of writers try to pound together 50,000 words over the course of a single month. This thing has been part of my consciousness since I learned of its existence in 2004, and with only one exception I have participated every single… Continue reading THE NANOWRIMO BLUES
In the wake of last month’s entry, I am left with the taste of anger and vitriol in my mouth, and some of the things happening in politics are not making it any better. However, I keep telling myself this is not the place to spew my political beliefs (though they will creep in, as… Continue reading IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!
Depending on who you ask, there either is or is not still a stigma surrounding self-publishing. The “is” people will tell you that your writing has not been vetted by the proper people, that it has not been through the rigorous editing process. You are an unknown quantity, and only certain people are qualified to… Continue reading WHY I CHOSE TO INDIE (SELF) PUBLISH
Time. It keeps passing, no matter how many times I take hold of the hourglass and demand the sands stop running. It just won’t listen to me. It’s fine, though. I’ll take my revenge by getting older and older, and when time no longer recognizes me… uh… well, it will keep passing. That’s just what… Continue reading THE MID-YEAR CHECK-IN
I’m on Facebook. I’m on Twitter. I’m even on Instagram. I don’t particularly enjoy any of these. There is a widely-known (or publicized, at any rate) rule that an author must have a social media presence. That is how the author remains “relevant” to society at large. Heaven forbid someone cease to be “relevant” but… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE ANTISOCIAL