Let me tell you about my novel. I finished it yesterday. I hesitated at the end of my narrative to write "The End", because it is not the end. It is barely the beginning. For the past three years, I've participated in NaNoWriMo, and for the last three years, I've won NaNoWriMo. In 2011, my … Continue reading The End and Other Lies
Stand in front of a mirror and punch yourself.
Drink a tall glass of scotch and smoke Camel Turkish Silvers.
Pick up a bad habit, like borrowing other peoples cell phones to report bad driving to numbers you pick up from “How’s My Driving” stickers on trucks you see on the road. Make shit up. Be belligerent, and give other people’s names as references.
Bars are your home, whether you drink or not. Own the end of a bar. Showers are not your friend. Grow a beard to catch the scotch and guinness that misses your mouth. Always order sausages.
Spend a good amount of time on an apartment search and then spend more money than you make on a flat that is too small and drafty. Force yourself to wear scarves on a 24-hour basis. Become intimate with instant food and noodles.
Borrow your stuck-up friend’s Mac and go…
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I've done it again. There are ten days left and I have about 30,000 words to write. Luckily, I have an amazing support system in the form of my partner/companion/lover/best friend/fellow geek/supergenius. JD always helps me through, even when I'm hopelessly stuck, and for that I will never be able to repay her. I wrote … Continue reading Comeback Kid
There will come a day when blue is not a color. Clothes will not be worn, and you'll never hear the sound of the underman clipping his toenails in the office next door. There will be a day when no one looks when someone screams, 'Look at me' out of the open window before they … Continue reading A Light Through Yellowed Glass, a Patch of Warmth, and Your Cosmic Deathray Disco Dive
It's Day One, and I've written like 2,182 words for NaNoWriMo. Not bad. Here's what i wrote today. Ambiguous enough that I don't care if you read it, it's not giving anything at all away. In case you don't know, this is the third part of my science fiction novel The Ninth Power (formerly The … Continue reading The Ninth Power – An Excerpt