So… writing in March didn’t exactly go as planned. I kinda got busy and completely forgot about it. I did do some other writing for ExploreLivermore and I managed to finish my So Rich, So Poor review, but fiction writing kinda didn’t happen. Happy distractions abounded, from Daniel’s birthday, my mom coming to visit, and we moved our new cat into my room (bad idea as far as productivity was concerned – hard to write when you’re being headbutted, kneaded, and having your keyboard walked on).
“Why isn’t she petting me???”
Besides the external reasons, there were internal ones as well. For the last three months, I was setting a daily wordcount goal and more-or-less hitting it, but the lack of direction and goals was demotivating and trying to come up with new ideas every time I sat down to write became exhausting. Continue reading
Life is like a point-and-click adventure game. Today I went to the police station next to the library (because the library opens at 10) and I saw a monument with a rock split in two, joined around with a rope. Continue reading
So here’s my daily wordcounts for January using the method I talked about here!
I missed a couple days when I went to a convention, the Women’s March, didn’t feel like writing on the weekend, or was working on a blog post, but I did hit 10k by the end of the month, so I’m pretty happy about that. :) Continue reading
This blog post is a little late (since I finished the shelves in October) but I thought I should post it for anyone who’s looking for a cheap way to make a custom bookshelf wall. Continue reading
I don’t know how to describe this book other than to say that it’s very, uh… Vonnegut-y. If you’ve read Slaughterhouse 5 or Cat’s Cradle or ”Harrison Bergeron”, you’re familiar with Kurt Vonnegut’s unique combination of satire, pacifism, and accidental time travel. The Sirens of Titan, one of his earliest novels, features the seeds of ideas that become more fleshed out in Slaughterhouse 5 and “Harrison Bergeron”.
The beginning of the tale is a little slow, but Vonnegut does a great job of increasing the stakes and upping the danger as the book progresses. Sirens of Titan doesn’t really have a central character; it dips into the heads of each of various characters, but the narrative voice takes a cosmic view of events. I think this is a good choice for the subject matter, for reasons you’ll see later. Continue reading