Cleaning Out The Desk

This weekend, I did a nice long inventory of all the work I have in progress, going back to about 2019. It’s a good chunk. It’s also a very fragmented chunk. I have horrific write-to-type ratios (which we all knew) and even worse write to revise ratios. What I didn’t know is just how much

Blogging Friends and Strangers

Unexpected milestones. Gotta love ’em. You’re doing something you’ve never done, before, and suddenly, you realize… Hey, that was new. The moment your blog readers start talking to each other in the comments. The moment someone contacts you to ask if they can use one of your stories or posts or photos… The moment you

Excuse Me While I Douse You in Bleach

The most recent sign of the times? My company is handing out hygiene keys for the employees. And you know what? The employees are actually taking them. I wouldn’t have been all that surprised to wake up one day and find that I’d turned into my parents. But who knew I could turn into Niles

Summing Up and Shutting Down

Last day of Nano. I didn’t wind up hitting 50,000. I did come up with a bunch of short stories that wouldn’t have existed, if I didn’t set a November goal. Short stories are much more immediate than a novel. It won’t take me six months to revise short stories and get them out the

A Subdued Thanksgiving

I had a Thanksgiving post scheduled to go, yesterday. I pulled it at the last minute because it didn’t really fit my current mood. I’m not sure that it would have fit anybody’s current mood. I had a pretty mellow Thanksgiving this year. Just two of us, and not at Waffle House, either. All said

The Times, They Are A–What the Fuuuuu-?!!

Ah, Hanes. Purveyors of economy underwear and socks in bulk… Well, it was bound to come to this. We have face masks by the box. Obviously, I bought a box. Black and white. I got black. The white ones seem just a little too much like wearing underpants on my face. There’s the part of

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