SHOTS NOT TAKEN

There is a saying. I believe it was originally some kind of sportsball quote but has been paraphrased to death. I hear it all the time lately, because it is a lyric in a song that’s on one of my “frequently listened” playlists. I’ve even looked up the quote for the purpose of this blog… Continue reading SHOTS NOT TAKEN

THE 2024 GOAL THINGY

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Another year, another entry about writing goals. The thing I try to keep in mind when doing these is that, although officially I am running a business, this is very much still a hobby to me. When a hobby isn’t fun, I put it off, and the more pressure I put on myself to get… Continue reading THE 2024 GOAL THINGY

ANALYSIS PARALYSIS

(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

SEEKING THE WHY

(Author’s NOTE: Some of these segments were written in mid-January and others in early February. I apologize if such time difference makes this disjointed in any way.) Back in April of 2022, I posted about my struggles finding the why of my writing. I won’t repeat it all here; if you really want to know… Continue reading SEEKING THE WHY

THE NANOWRIMO BLUES

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

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!

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!

WHY I CHOSE TO INDIE (SELF) PUBLISH

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

THE MID-YEAR CHECK-IN

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