I have one NaNoWriMo for the 5th time out of 5 years. It was a bit closer this year due to being ill. Harder to get that word count in. So it was slow and steady wins the race instead of finishing mid-month. Two Works in Progress For this NaNo I had two half-finished WIPs… Continue reading NaNoWriMo for the win: two for the price of one
Okay so writing 50k in a month seems like and is insanity. But we do it because we are nutbars. But how do we stay at least a little sane? First analyze your actual level of sanity. Are you nutty nutty nutbars already? Then cool, it won't affect you at all. And if it does,… Continue reading How to survive NaNoWriMo sane
Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking is a book recommended to me for, well, quitting smoking. I respond well to rational arguments that aim to change my irrational behaviour like smoking. And smoking is irrational because we all know, and it is right there on the pack, exactly the risks and flaws of smoking. I… Continue reading Book review: Easy Way To Stop Smoking
So I've been exploring styles and I have found less detail and more emotive styles are interesting to play with. I rather like it a lot and may work with this some more to see what I can come up with. I have done two so far. It is easier with my nerve damage to… Continue reading Art: Trying more emotive style
So I smoking a wee bit of pot to dampen a migraine. A I got stoned. And had a migraine. It is legal here for medicinal use and recreationally. I have chronic pain so I have from time to time tried it for pain. Migraines are iffy... they always are for every treatment and wouldn't… Continue reading Cannabis writing
I just finished my final edits on book 2 of the Alignment in time for Nano. Cutting it by a fine edge as well. NaNoWriMo as you might know is the writing month of November where a bunch of us nutty writers aim to write a novel (50k words) in a month. Or more. I… Continue reading Almost November: NaNoWriMo time!
I have been disabled since the end of 2017. Prior to that I struggled to work with fibromyalgia and chronic daily migraine with aura. Which was Not sunshine and rainbows. And, yeah, I developed a long enduring depression which I think is pretty freaking normal given the hell of working in such pain, but whatever.… Continue reading The disabled writer: MS
Yep another fantastic creation from me. I know, my skill are not quite that awesome but I do like this sort of visual creation as a break from writing. It is interesting. I enjoy it and that is what matters. I think I needed a ruler for this one but alas I had nothing at… Continue reading Another amatuer piece of art
It used to be colour was considered to be a characteristic of a thing... part of its being. And many walk around thinking colour is a Thing in the world. A quality of an object like its shape and texture. We see it out there in the world and so it is out there in… Continue reading Colour is all in your head
If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extrovert. You'll be happier.Medical press Well that statement just gets under my skin Okay let's see what they actually studied before we tell them to fuck off and explain why they should fuck off, shall we? the first-ever study asking people to act like extroverts… Continue reading Introverts… just be a wee bit extroverted to be happy?
We collect our tears because writer's tears are magical and can be used in various ways. If you don't collect your tears you should start. If you don't weep when you edit... well, you need to Edit Harder... and tears will happen. Writer's tear common uses Puting three, and Only three, drops into ones alcoholic… Continue reading Things writer’s tears are good for
I have not drawn a thing in twenty-five years or so other than logos and so webpage things. So maybe 22 years. Still, a Long time. And I was never the best artist in the world but I liked it. I liked different mediums and different styles but my style was never truly realism. And… Continue reading I’m not an artist but I like creating
Yes, eventually I will keel over. This awesomeness cannot persist forever. Unless we really advance in AI and robot bodies... then sure transplant my mind into a robot body. I'd be cool with that. I guess wills are a good idea. Blah blah blah. You get what is mine if I die. I get what… Continue reading What to do with your dead body for your inevitable demise
So Love Languages is based on a book The 5 Love Languages which I have never read and never will read but is apparently quite popular. Just not my sort of deal. I don't know. I feel it is pseudo- psychology brain fluff. But people were talking about it on twitter and it stumped me… Continue reading Love language and emotional needs
There are things that happen the moment you turn forty. Now, I have no idea what happens to you when you turn 40 and have kids... I don't have kids. I imagine something horrific like feeling old or something. What a 20 year old thinks 40 looks like by the way But things happen just… Continue reading What happens the second you turn forty
Here is the thing about copyright... as soon as you write something it is copyrighted. BAM done. Conversation over. Unless you need to prove you wrote that work. Huh. Hmm. Or Amazon comes to you and says 'Hey, are you the owner of this work and also prove that you are.' And I was like… Continue reading Copyright when self-publishing? Yay? Nay?
Lost Magic is available August 30th! Almost time. I did a preorder this time which I have never done before. When it is done I will put up the physical book for sale as well. And I have pre-sold 2 books. I know. Impressive. Don't envy me. Anyway, it is up for preorder and it… Continue reading Lost Magic: Book 1 of the Alignment preorder
Check out the documentary The Great Hack on Netflix Explore how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolize the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.Netflix It is worrisome how they influences elections using the power of social media. It is like this program I saw… Continue reading The Great Hack – Netflix
I have always been absent-minded. Just a personality trait. I live more in my head than in the real world and so the real world can sort of suddenly surprise me. I never minded it much but in a sense I think it rather annoys Other people. So here are some of the ways I… Continue reading When you are absent-minded
There is this thing where you are not supposed to say you are intelligent when you are. Or tell people your IQ when it is high. Shhhh it is a secret. And don't be too smart people do not like that at all. So keep it on the inside. But here is the thing about… Continue reading Intelligence and self-worth