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The WriYe Blog Circle – Jan

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nullWhat is your one main goal for this year? Call it your writing resolution. Not two. Not five. Your main and only one. And why is it your goal?

I fell off this particular horse a long time ago, and I haven’t been very successful about getting back on. So that’s the goal.

See, life and work and health issues have kept me from writing. And I didn’t so much fight them as build a sad little blanket fort and let it happen. 2014 proved to be profoundly shitty, and I was really, really unprepared to deal with it.

I set a tiny, tiny goal for WriYe. Only 120k, 10k a month. A decade ago I would have laughed at so tiny a challenge. Right now, though, I’m soft and sick and weak, and all I want is to make it to the end. I want to be a writer again. It was my favorite part of myself, and in my soft, shuddering weakness I let it be taken away. I want it back, I want myself back. I want the hum of stories in my ears like spring cicadas. I want to go to the place in myself where stories come from and not find the door locked and barred.

I just want to be myself again.

Popsicle Stand: Blown

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Okay, so nothing got done for a year. My reasons are great: I got very very sick, got transferred, my project ended so I lost my job, and I moved to the other side of the planet. 2014 was very eventful for me, and I really did not feel like subjecting the echo chamber of the internet to my ceaseless whining.

So, we’re just going to start over with a clean slate. Hello, 2015, and here’s to hoping that you’re better than your predecessor, who was an unrepentant dirt bag.

Space Piracy For Great Justice!

I know I’m supposed to be doing actual work right now. I know. Shut up.

I was going through some old emails, and I found my very first novel, long thought lost, emailed to myself. I will read it now.
I will post laments about how foolish and clumsy my teenage self was (This was written for JulNo 2008!) later on.