https://youtu.be/mMOHfgKxuYI I am a procrastinator. There. I admit to it. Not quite as bad a him though. I did take my time with my thesis for example. But I know what I should be doing and then I piss away my time on something completely irrelevant. I definitely also procrastinate on uncomfortable situations... I do… Continue reading I am a procrastinator
One of the books I am just starting right now is in the exploration stage. I want to base it in Vancouver. It is an urban fantasy and usually I create fictional cities, but as a Canadian I feel I should use a fine Canadian city. I was looking for populous. And I love Vancouver.… Continue reading Setting
Where do characters come from? I'll admit I often start a story with a character. So the character is important to me. I choose that character to create a story for him or her. So where do I get them from? People say don't piss me off. I'll write you into my book. In a… Continue reading Where do characters come from?
First of all I'd like to say that, yes, I hoard paper and also digital files. Works that I will never finish because they were just brainstorms. I keep them. You never know right? Do you remember your very first novel? I do. I have it in a file. It is not the whole thing… Continue reading My first novel
Witch Hunter by Alex Stratulat
You know I have not celebrated St. Patrick's Day for over a decade. We randomly decided to go out with my brother, Dave, and his girlfriend, Ciara (depicted at the bottom). And I am on the top left and my spouse the top right. We only had a few but we played with the paraphernalia… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day
Officially published a poem in a journal. Felt pretty good. It is second in the book. I wonder if I should show the poem too or not... ah I'll leave it as it is. Just a Yipppeeee post.
“I feel sad. I feel discouraged about the future. I feel I have failed more than the average person.” Source: Can a Poet Be Successful in 2016’s Terms? A Conversation With Anna Moschovakis
This is a migraine aura poem. I get persistent migraine auras. So it is a lot of visual strangeness going on. And I have Visual Snow, which is a constant static in the vision. And her world cascaded with geometrical edges, ripples and waves. Raindrops of gold and seas of orange. And she said,… Continue reading Poem: Her world
They said I was a great writer. They said they loved my writing. They loved my blog. They would love for me to come write for them monthly. For how much? For exposure. Damned exposure. So far I cannot eat exposure. Nothing against exposure. Gets my name out there. Gets people coming back to… Continue reading Too much Exposure work not enough pay
Prompt Kittens, pizza, saltine crackers, telepathy, a radio contest, magic, a six-pack of beer, and existential angst. The kittens in the box were making quite the noise for kittens. Sounded like I was starving them, but I wasn’t. I bought Fancy Feast for rioting little furballs. Fancy Feast. I could have bought something dull and… Continue reading A short: Telepathy and pizza
I must say it has never happened to me so not particularly fond of the sensation. I have a few novel starts but just blag. Nothing and nowhere to go with them. How about? No. Sucks. You could... No. Sucks. Maybe... No. Did it. Revising an old novel? Why? I didn't peruse it for a… Continue reading Officially have writer’s Block