Blogust 13

The idea that one's essential being will ultimately be reunited with some vague, ethereal universal life force offers me zero comfort. If there is no persistence of consciousness, what possible solace could I draw from that? My thoughts exactly. Even in my self-loathing I've grown rather attached to myself... the essence of me. My consciousness, [...]

Stephen King – On Writing – Review

To say that this book [re]inspired me to write would be an understatement. I've been on the verge of a new creative journey for a while (a novel, I think, at last), and this work has been instrumental to that end. I think it helped me to realize that the "writer's club" isn't some snooty [...]

Locate the fossil

Knowing the story wasn't necessary for me to begin work. I had located the fossil; the rest, I knew, would consist of careful excavation. -Stephen King, On Writing This is wonderful and helpful. Sometimes I get so caught up on having everything outlined and figured out that I don't trust the process. If my idea [...]

Quarantine Day 17

 I was a little bored today... well, that's an understatement. Working from home is getting to me more than I thought it would. Though I would normally work from home some days during the week, being forced to much of the time is wearing me down. Today I played with some makeup and made the [...]

Quarantine Day 16

Looks like we’re getting another 30 days of this. It’s sobering, seeing the estimated projected death toll for the US with the current data. I don’t think I’ve ever felt quite so awestruck by something, in a bad way. I gave a guest lecture this evening, virtually, on sex addiction. I have been scheduled to [...]

Quarantine Day 7 (for me)

This was part of my day today ... reading in the sunroom. I forced myself to take the day off- something I haven’t done in a while. And though I didn’t get the creative writing started that I wanted to, I felt better than I have in a long time. Just taking the day for [...]

Quarantine Day 6 (for me)

What's up everyone? As is typical with western PA, it is now 36 degrees instead of 70... so I don't think I'll be going for a walk today lol.  I did manage to work out though and I'm going to try to get a lot of work done today so I can focus on more [...]