Archive | January 2017

Notebooks Galore (Malfunction. Need input.)

Hello again, everyone. In my quest to do more creative work, I have rediscovered three of my various and sundry notebooks, each with a different beginning of a story draft. (Before you say anything, yes, I have far more notebooks than are strictly necessary for any human being to have. I can’t seem to say no to a well-made or interesting collection of blank pages. And yes, I know I have a problem.) All of these stories hold a spark of interest for me, and as such it is hard to decide between them. To make things mroe complicated, I also have another idea brewing in my head that has not yet seen the inside of a notebook. What is a person to do? I only have so much time to work on things that aren’t school-related, but I love them all equally and could never choose between them. That’s where you come in (hopefully). I need you to help me choose. I am going to put a small summary of each story below and I need you to vote in the comments for which one you would most like to see me develop more. The one that gets the most votes will be the one that I work on, and as I do so, I will share excerpts or even whole sections with you guys on here. Sound good? Read More…

Advertisements

In Which I Talk About My Dislike For New Year’s Resolutions (and then make one anyway)

Hello again, everyone. It has been quite the crazy six months since I last checked in with you. Between my new job and one of the busiest semesters of school yet, 2016 ended in a furious avalanche of activity. With all the craziness, there were many things I wished I could have done last year that never materialized. And so, of course, as the new year gets started, my thoughts naturally turn to what I want to accomplish in this year to come. I never liked New Year’s resolutions. It seems like we always just point out the things we wanted to do last year and failed to do, then we say “This year for sure!” At least for me, this never actually develops into any real results, and only serves to further disappoint me when I realize that I failed once again. The problem with the whole resolution game is the fact that it is just that: a game. A game that we play every year to help us put our wishes into words. But it stops there. Just wishing doesn’t do any good. As the old saying goes, if wishes were horses, beggars would ride. Read More…