For almost a decade I’ve carried around a compact Apple Bluetooth keyboard wherever I went alongside an original iPad. My original iPad still works, believe it or not, and there are a few small niches it still fills, but I replaced it earlier this year with an old model iPad Air so I could run … Continue reading On Keyboards
I did say previously that I was going to post an excerpt from my current draft to celebrate the halfway point, and here it is. I grabbed a scene from early in the book that was relatively benign so far as spoilers go. It's going to be several months at least before I'm done and … Continue reading Excerpt: Pine St.
When I first started writing this novel in earnest I assumed, without really thinking, that I could bang the whole thing out in 50,000 words. That seemed like enough room to tell a story, and it was conveniently short enough that I felt it was achievable. It also happens to be the National Novel Writing … Continue reading First Novel Word Count Milestone – Halfway Point
As i mentioned in my previous post, I attempted National Novel Writing Month 2018 and while there was a salvageable short story hidden in the 25,000 word mess I was otherwise disappointed with the results. Sure it's been four months since the event but I'm still finding valuable lessons so it's worth bringing up. It … Continue reading The Quality of Quantity
Last November I took a month long break from my novel to try my hand at National Novel Writing Month. This has gone poorly for me every time I've tried it in the past, so far as getting anything useful out of it other than the experience. Managed to crawl halfway to the wordcount this … Continue reading The Stathmore Mines
I have had several story ideas kicking around in my head for the past decade. Well, I've had hundred of story ideas in that time, but there are a good dozen or so that stand out and nag me to instantiate them rather so they don't waste or rot in my brain. I always rationalize … Continue reading A Novel Attempt
When was the last time you met someone and immediately asked them when they were born? Unless you’re some sort of automaton and that’s the first question on the list, I would wager you’re not in the habit of collecting birthdays right after the world “Hello.” Similarly you probably don’t really care about someone’s childhood … Continue reading It All Has to Start Somewhere