Tag: writing

blowoff

A Couple Of Pops

My son-in-law is down visiting with his wife this weekend, so we’ve decided to spend the afternoon at a local brewery, then over to his aunt’s house for dinner. After that, I finally get the opportunity to see IT, which I’ve been looking forward to since I first saw the trailer. All hail Stephen King, …

writing

Weird Endings

I feel like so much of what I read and write these days comes with unsatisfying endings.  Not that unsatisfying endings are bad, but they’re best when they inspire further thought and interpretation, not just a downer. I ended Jeopardy on a interpretive note.  I hadn’t originally intended to include the scene in the “afterlife”.  It …

writing

Dead Talker

This was a hard one. I’m always drawn toward the dark shit.  Not the viciously malevolent stuff, like the Manson Family or true crime serial killer stories, but the philosophically dark. From punk rock to V For Vendetta to zombie lore, I love it when things get dark.  It’s a great trait, I suppose, for …

depression

Penultimate Exorcism

As I finish the last touches on the final draft of Dead Talker, and get it ready to prep for a final manuscript tomorrow to be sent out, I have to wonder. How far did this go in exorcising a few demons? Was it an exercise in wallowing, or did it help me face the …

depression

Nearing The End

Dead Talker has been a trial.  The original intent was to do something similar to Jeopardy, but more of an exorcism than an exploration. Jeopardy was about tapping into an obsession and controlling it, in order to reach pinnacles and peace never before seen, with a warning not to slip.  Jeopardy’s actions in the book …

writing

Captain Hanna Playlist

I did this for Jeopardy and I can’t resist doing it for Captain Hanna.  I’ve been picking at this for a while, but with the next book on the verge, I felt it was time to just sign off on it and put it up. As I mentioned with Jeopardy, I like to pair music …

growth

Where We Are On The Path

Growth is a weird thing.  So critical to our happiness, but so difficult to understand. Our society focuses so much on goals and targets and objectives and ranking and levels that it becomes difficult to see that there really is no end but the end, if you know what I mean. We don’t reach a certain point …

writing

Holiday Hangover

I’m in a bit of a funk.  Things were going swimmingly on the catching up front through the holidays, and Christmas and all its craziness in particular.  I didn’t think the New Year’s weekend would be particularly difficult to at least maintain the possibility of keeping pace, but things went quite off the rails, time …

growth

Happy New Year

2017 was a fucked-up year. Not only did it bring us a fresh rise of fascism and white nationalism, it witnessed a rebirth of people who actually uphold the real values the American forefathers intended to instill in the world. For me, personally, it was a difficult year to start, but in July, I made …