Okay, so there are plenty of scientific answers for what life is. Beating heart. Brain activity. The little things that keep people who look dead from being buried alive. Seriously, it’s freaky. There’s a reason they put bells over graves long ago, so if someone happened to wake up they could pull it. Ever wonder where the term ‘saved by the bell’ came from?
Writing is a funny thing. It can be exhausting. It can be lonely. And you also get to do the most random things or have an excuse to think the most random things, all in the name of your craft.
So today, with the help of a number of friends from Realm Makers, I present to you a non-exhaustive list of ‘you know you are a writer when…’ complete with my own sarcastic responses when I feel the need.
!I kinda skipped this last month—highlights of the month and all that. Mainly because I just acted like a few dozen other writers and wrote about Realm Makers. Today I’m back into my own thing.
I mean… my life. My… yeah, never mind.
But guess what?
I don’t normally do tags. Mainly I forget. Or I have real *coughs* my own material that I’d rather post on my blog. Besides, all tags seem the same after you’ve been watching them for several years.
But this one is actually cool.
At least Scarlett approves. For now that’s enough.
Readers, writers – we all like free stuff. And we all like supporting people we know, especially when it gets us involved in cool things somehow. So today I have a quick question for you. Continue reading
I’ve wanted to do one of these things for the longest time. And here it is. A writer’s life according to Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.
I kinda, sorta like competition. As in, if I start something, I’m going to win it. And if you challenge me and I take it up, I will finish it.
I don’t start something then give up. Take NaNo. I’ve not done it every year. Sometimes I don’t have a project I’m actually writing or I know I won’t have time. When I do take it up, I set myself deadlines and I get it done.
So… I finally went to Realm Makers.
It was amazing.
If anything, it was even greater than I thought it would be. Continue reading
As writers, do we really want to make our readers cry?
Well yes. Of course. Why else do you write except to harvest those precious tears?
Or maybe not.
I almost published a short story today, then realized it was the 4th of July weekend. So I decided to go with something more patriotic.
As some of you might know, I have one brother who is a Marine. Another is heading to Marine Boot Camp in three days. So I wrote this poem for him. Maybe I’ll even let him read it…