New Novel

I finished another novel. When writers say they’ve finished a novel, they don’t mean finished. If you didn’t know, there are all these next steps after a novel is finished. There’s alpha reading, editing, revision, beta reading, more revision, proofreading, even writing the ever-dreaded blurb (that paragraph usually found on the back of a book …

Adventure

It’s a great time of year. The weather changes. More sports opportunities become available. Nature blooms. Easter Jeep Safari happens. Easter happens. The outside becomes unavoidably enticing. Children fly kites. Surfers go surfing. To bring two of these things crashing together: what if Jeep Safari and Surf Safari got mixed in with each other? What …

Of Men and Women

Crass Content Warning! There will be writing about toilets and such in this episode, so if you’re not in the mood for crass talk, you may want to read another post like this one. The image above is reportedly of a toilet room built over an elevator shaft. What is your immediate reaction? After seeing …

Welcome to Xenosthesia

Milk and cookies keeping you awake? To paraphrase a movie that does not have a theme of milk and cookies, or even a central plot point of milk and cookies (or, as far as I can remember, any prop of milk and cookies). And that is the point of this particular ‘barchive * post. If …