As you know if you read a few posts down, due to my health I had to close my larger chronic illness niche blog. It was just too hard to sustain with any consistency at all. Pretty much the same deal with everything really. But I didn't mention I haven't really been able to read… Continue reading I miss fiction writing
I have been insanely forgetful since having sort-of-kinda-maybe recovered from COVID. And I keep writing things down to remember on random notepads... and then promptly forget it exists Or I can't find where I wrote it down. So this system is really not working for me. Not saying my memory was grand pre-COVID infection. I… Continue reading Rocket Book
Trying out these cards called Fabula. They are designed to help writers physically map out their novels. I bought them while trying to hold off one of those narcoleptic like nap attacks during which sometimes I am sort of pretty much asleep and still doing things. So I don’t actually remember buying them. I do… Continue reading Fabula Cards
I have been focusing a great deal on my art right now. Mostly because I can't actually focus on much of anything. And I can just zone in on drawing. Long-COVID and my Work-In-Progress Novels I have two novels I am really into at the moment. I am completely inspired to write them. I have… Continue reading My focus is very specific right now
So I found a book on Amazon Prime called 365 days; one page per day, a one year self-discovery journal. I thought I might write some small blog posts on the topics. Perhaps not every day or every topic though. Day 1: In what area of your life are you most successful? What lessons can… Continue reading 365 questions: one page per day
I have been in a bit of a creative slump. It began with a new medical diagnosis of Ménière’s disease and you can check out my other blog to read about that if you so desire. Suffice to say it is progressive and this vertigo I experience will not be going away. If she is… Continue reading Creative slump
It seems there is this idea Plotting and outlining are in some sense superior to the 'flying by the seat of your pants' method. But it isn't. It is Different but they are both methods that get you to the same place depending on your personality type. Pantser writing I know my character before I… Continue reading Writing: Being a Pantser. Not a Plotter
THE YEAR THAT NEVER HAPPENED Time sucked into a black hole The year that never happened. That time the pandemic stole The world we felt abandoned. The year we never had Where we all were confined. The year we felt a little mad That year we left behind. What did you learn? What did you… Continue reading Poem: The year that never happened
WHEN THE WORLD STANDS STILL What did you see in your mind? When the world became within? What reality did you find? Far beneath your skin? What horrors did you feel? Deep within your mind? What wounds did you heal? Or did reality make you blind? When the world goes still Listening to the sounds… Continue reading Poem: When the world stands still
I made a very cynical tweet on a whim (see below) and then decided, hey, I'm going to make that into a nice dark cynical poem. Why not, eh? https://twitter.com/Lil_hamilton_/status/1211177204240941056?s=20 The image I put it on is a drawing I did a while back. Thought it worked well for it really. Anyway, the poem reminds… Continue reading Poem: The grave and the game
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
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!
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
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
I have never read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) But I did watch some of the documentary on Netflix. I am the sort of person that rather likes clutter. I feel comfortable in it. Likely nostalgia. But things bring up… Continue reading Decluttering… does this bring me joy?
So this thing on twitter how you should stop working and focus solely on your writing amused me. Because we all know some famous authors before they became famous who worked while they wrote. I think it has something to do with being able to actually live. I don't know. It is a theory. If… Continue reading Stop working and start writing
This is often seen in fantasy fiction. The Chosen One. So use it. Go with it. And here is a guideline on how to do that. Make them male Just going to put that out there. And often white. Make them a young, white, male. Farmboy or lowly servant Make them start from simple beginnings.… Continue reading Writing: How to write the Chosen One