• Writing

    Writing Report for October 2018

    by Here is the overview writing report for October, noting that there were only 23 writing days in the month. I took several days off the middle the month for a martial arts weekend, and because of the mental headspace I’ve been in and various real-world events, I’ve essentially taken the last two weeks of writing. Other than a couple of journal entries and a blog post or two that I never managed to put up, there’s been zero new fiction, and really, zero editing. I’ll leave reasons aside, though I reserve the right to cover some of them in future blog posts, and I’ve certainly covered them in those…

  • Philosophy

    Year of Celebration: October 2017

    by I realized, putting this one together, that I didn’t actually write a post in this vein for September. I’ll put the days celebrated at the bottom of this post, with less commentary (probably none).   01 October 2017: World Vegetarian Day And the first day of Vegetarian Awareness Month, bringing awareness to the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. Done preaching. It’s also Change a Light Day. Got a burnt bulb you’ve been ignoring? Maybe one you’d like to upgrade from incandescent (who still has those) to fluorescent or even LED? 02 October 2017: Name Your Car Day In my case, the Personal Shuttlecraft, NCC…

  • Writing

    Writing Report for October 2016

    by So, on the surface of things, October was not a very good writing month. Actually, if you look below the surface, that’s still the case. There are reasons that boil down to “life is busy and unpredictable”. I had my first real cold in almost three years. It took a week and a half to kick, or so I thought. It came back a week later. I don’t write a lot when I’m sick and I don’t feel like editing – just keeping up with family and work usually drains all of the energy I’ve got. Family is always busy with three teenagers, and work has entered an extremely…