The Distraction of Shiny Things

A short one today. I have been laboring under an onerous freelance deadline the last few days and my NaNo-ing has suffered as a consequence. I'm currently 3000 words under par. Not the worst behind I've been--this is something that I can easily make up in a week. That said I should be banking words … Continue reading The Distraction of Shiny Things


Going NaNo!

I'm participating in NaNoWriMo this year. For those of you not familiar, NaNoWriMo is shorthand for National Novel Writing Month--an annual collective write-in, competition-slash-love-fest that comes along each November. The goal, for those who participate, is to write a novel in one month. More precisely, 50,000 words in 30 days. This is not my first … Continue reading Going NaNo!

One Nerd-Boy’s Appreciation of Carrie Fisher 

2016--you're fired. This year has already robbed us of too many icons--Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Mohammed Ali. It was also a year that robbed us of a dignified presidency and in which I had my own close brush with mortality. Enough already. But Carrie Fisher? Really? Princess Leia? This one hurts. Now, I'm hardly thin-skinned about celebrity deaths. … Continue reading One Nerd-Boy’s Appreciation of Carrie Fisher