It’s another month where I have nothing of any real interest to say, and this time I don’t even have anything I’m particularly pumped about sharing here. I read Drew Barrymore’s memoir Wildflower, which I really liked, but beyond that my life is pretty much a void. (Not in the nihilistic, “existential crisis” sense, just… Continue reading LIFE, OR NOTHING LIKE IT
(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
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!
I like goals. I would not necessarily say I am goal-oriented in general, but when it comes to writing, there is something about setting my sights on a number of words written in a specific amount of time and trying to hit that number. It is one of the reasons National Novel Writing Month appeals… Continue reading REVISITING GOALS
Since my last bona fide blog entry, the entire world has changed. That seems like a hyperbolic statement, but it’s really not. Based on my admittedly limited knowledge, COVID-19 was still mostly contained on another continent with just the merest hint of landing on my shores. It was more an idea than any real threat.… Continue reading BOOK RELEASE IN THE TIME OF THE PLAGUE
The People You Play With A while back, the one reader I have on this blog, trying to be helpful at some of my musings, made the suggestion to incorporate some posts about the hobby of board games, beyond just mentioning what I’m playing. I think it’s a decent idea and might help me keep… Continue reading FUN N GAMES #1
What you are looking at is the cover to the book I have been tinkering with since November, 2018. Okay, that was the month I wrote the first draft. People donated to my NaNoWriMo fundraiser to have characters named after them — characters who would meet brutal and bloody ends. I purchased this cover before… Continue reading COMEDY OF TERRORS: COMING VERY SOON!
What I am calling Year of the Hindsight has started with a fizzle. Lofty goals and intentions have petered out and been replaced with the same old lethargy and laziness that has plagued my existence since I can remember. Let’s break this down: WRITING IN PUBLIC When the word-count goal was first conceived, I intended… Continue reading FIRST POST! (OF 2020)
It’s that time again! Autumn shifts the color palette in many parts of the country, and Orange is the new Yellow as October dawns. You know what that means… We have survived another trip around the sun. This blog turned a year old at some point last month, but more importantly, October means that National… Continue reading WRIMO IS COMING
Hey, look — it’s an image! Just don’t get too excited, I’m still doing it wrong. WRITING IN PUBLIC After the last entry’s whine session, I decided to kick my own butt and re-join the world of Camp NaNoWriMo. I don’t recall offhand, but I think this might be the first time I have done… Continue reading IT’S COMING… REALLY