depression, writing

Dead Talker

I’ll admit it.  This was a hard one. Part of the problem with writing is that one can get so identified with characters and themes that one can unconsciously take on parts of the story’s mood without realizing it. With Dead Talker, this was particularly dangerous, given the fact that the whole thing was a …

writing

Book Feel

It’s been a while.  I’ve been meaning to post here more regularly, but between work (like the for-pay type that steals souls and crushes spirits, but feeds the family while I pursue my writing dream-type), a sick cat, spring cleaning and a heavy, heavy dose of editing (fifth draft in two months!), I’ve had to …

presence

Process Versus Goal

It’s funny how you can not be looking for something and find it. I recently re-read The Practicing Mind by Thomas Sterner.  Re-reading it so closely to that tome of wanna-be guru Eckhart Tolle, I couldn’t help but remark how much better it is at conveying the sense of presence. Sterner does so humbly, without all …

connection

The Horrible Truth

I follow a lot of people on Twitter. One of those people is one of my comics idols, Matt Hawkins, who wrote such favourites of mine as Think Tank and Aphrodite IX.  I like him mostly because he breaks the mold.  He likes perspective and truly independent thought, so you know that you won’t just …

writing

Unfinished Projects

You know who worries me? George R.R. Martin.  He’s not exactly a young man.  His weight is excessive which likely causes him all kinds of problems.  And he doesn’t seem to be in too much of a hurry to finish the Song Of Fire And Ice. There’s every chance we never see the ending for …

presence

Beware Gurus

I’m all for spirituality. Really. I just don’t believe religion is the path to it.  For me, Buddhist concepts are the closest, but there’s some overlap with most major religions.  The problem isn’t that Jesus’ kindness or the Buddha’s sense of the now are bad things. It’s the people who co-opt them.  This happens all …