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

LIFE, OR NOTHING LIKE IT

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

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

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!

REVISITING GOALS

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