writing

Back On The Horse

So, I lost about ten days there. I wish I could say what happened. Burnout, depression, the impositions of the real world? All of it, really. I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I told myself I was having difficulties connecting with the work. I started seriously considering another idea far too large to contemplate …

writing

Dying Off-Screen

I find it strange when characters die off-screen. Maybe it’s the genre fiction I read or the comics I grew up with, but for me, if you don’t see the body, the person isn’t dead. At least, that’s how it feels. Sometimes, I understand it. Given why The Ranch had to part with Danny Masterson, …

reading

Requiem For A Doormat Reading List

I read a lot. Way too much, probably. Books, comics, television, movies, music – it doesn’t really matter, I love a good story, but books trump all. Well, maybe not comics. I read too many comics to list them all here, but I actually track books on Goodreads. I finish every book for one reason …

growth

Process And Expansion

I have a tendency to cripple myself by taking on too much. When I was young, I saw my genius spreading out like a spark in a void that fuels a new big bang, to eventually encompass all that is. Grandiose, sure, but that wasn’t hyperbole. I assumed that it was possible to actually convert …

writing

Submissions

Today is the day. I’ve spent a couple of weeks away from the whole “depression epic” that is Requiem For A Doormat and I feel that it’s time to send this puppy into the world. Like a parent dropping its child off at college (or perhaps more appropriately, leaving them at kindergarten), I’m leaving this …

growth

Cortisol

I got 80 in biology in grade 9. That sounds decent, but even though I may later have gotten worse marks in other things, I would label biology my worst subject. I could never have been a doctor or a vet. It’s not that viscera bothers me. I went weirdly serene when my daughter split …

business

Crossroads

I’m at a bit of a crossroads. On one hand, I’ve just finished what I believe to be a well-written novel that I hope to sell. On the other hand, I have a day job in a small company which is rife with repetitive issues, infighting and a myopic unwillingness to change. Having worked for …