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 …

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 …

The BRAG

“Did a thing,” is a signpost for boasting ahead. You know it! Time then, for a little bragging. Recently, I did a thing. I entered two different screenplays in two different competitions. One contest was for general spec scripts while the other was more specifically for comedies. I’m planning on entering more contests, since I …

Uni-ball Pen

For the absolute best pens in the Uni-verse, you need to search no further than Uni-ball. Whenever I’m writing anything in public, people gaze longingly at my fine writing instrument. Whenever I loan my pen to someone so they can write, they always say, “Ooh, this is a great pen. What kind is it?” Of …

Test of Thumbs

There is a test to see how many words a person can type while using only their thumbs. (The world record is 101 words per minute.) Two. Two words per minute. That’s how many I can type. About as fast as carving words in a stone slab in the catacombs. Does hyperbole grace every sentence …