Writing Update: October 14, 2019

So this is going to have to be a short post, only to say it’s going to be the lone post until…well, probably after next Wednesday-ish, if I know myself. Why, you wonder, have I been absent from my self-imposed bloggish duties? Well, I was supposed to have a fall break. I think I blinkedContinue reading “Writing Update: October 14, 2019”

September 22: A Hobbity Reading Update

So today is a special day. Where are my Hobbit friends out there in the wide world of the Internet? You know what today is! The Eleventy-First Birthday Party of Bilbo Baggins! Where there’s feasting, dancing, feasting, speech, feasting, jokes, feasting, stories, feasting, fireworks, feasting…something about a Ring, feasting…etc, all barefoot of course (in otherContinue reading “September 22: A Hobbity Reading Update”

A Brief Writing Update

So for all….okay, probably four of you who read the last writing update and were wondering how the epic fantasy short story was going…well, it’s not. Actually, to be perfectly honest, it stopped “going” shortly before that post was even published. Instead, I had an increasingly frustrating version of writer’s block where I had severalContinue reading “A Brief Writing Update”

Writing Update: August 30, 2019

It’s strange what things will set off my mind down a different path. Four days ago, it was a single photograph of a Neolithic sculpture depicting a conquering warrior. In a dry history text, no less. It wasn’t as if I’d traveled halfway across the world to look at the original stone, thinking about theContinue reading “Writing Update: August 30, 2019”

Reading Update: August 24, 2019

It’s fall. The big summer reading crash is over. And I’m back to the usual grind of degree-earning life. It would be different if I were attending Roke in Earthsea or were an Elir in Imre’s University or visiting Endor College from a Ghibli Studio movie or even, to stretch it a little, studying theContinue reading “Reading Update: August 24, 2019”

Reading Update/Half-Baked Book Review: August 1, 2019

I’m not really sure I understand The Sword of Shannara. I gave it my best shot. It’s a New York Times bestseller. And it has a lot of stuff going for it, including a new TV series. I wasn’t ever really interested in it, but I saw it at the library, grabbed it on aContinue reading “Reading Update/Half-Baked Book Review: August 1, 2019”

Writing Update: July 30, 2019

If I don’t have a story on the brain, I’m not myself. I literally get depressed if there aren’t books in my hands and words flowing from my fingers. But today is a better day. A day I can hear the whispers of “What if?” and wonder about impossible. A day I can think aboutContinue reading “Writing Update: July 30, 2019”

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