This week's Quest prompt was intriguing. What skill set do you need and want to develop or to hone? #skill Between a naive hobbyist amateur and a signature artist is a curious apprentice. If you ever lose the apprentice's edge, you risk either keeping your head in the sands of fear or in the clouds of … Continue reading Apprenticeship and #LiveTheQuest
In October of 2013, I wrote a list of things that I'd accomplished - the anti-bucket list. I was a little startled to see that it had inspired my friend Brenna to the point that she remembered it over a year later, and linked to it in her recent post. (Just goes to show that we … Continue reading The Life Well-Lived List – UPDATE
In September, I wrote a new draft and began the revision of last year's NaNoWriMo novel. I noticed that I tend to sprint through action - light on details and motivations - until I get to 30K words, then I have to pad back in to make up for this. When this happened with the … Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2014 and the Process Experiment
I'm writing a new novel. This is the second one I've drafted since the tenth draft of Salvaged when I swore I'd never write ten drafts of anything again. The one before this was last year's NaNoWriMo which fell short of expectations. In the mid-term, I've outlined film scripts and worked on comic scripts and … Continue reading Note to self – When done writing, write about process
A few weeks ago, I saw this video of Germans trying to say the word "Squirrel" and giggled helplessly. Mostly because Bettina, the German exchange student who lived with us when I was in high school really liked the beverage "Squirt," and had a horrible time trying to pronounce it. She got to the point … Continue reading Lady Squirrelicorn’s GISHWHES
I am all nostalgic looking at this photo. Awww. Volume 19. How cute. (My handwritten journals are currently closer to volume 48. I write 3 pages a day thanks to a long standing Artist's Way habit. ) And that's my old laptop. I miss those stickers. *pats laptop* Ahem. Where was I? Oh. Yeah. … Continue reading Writing Process… Wha? Huh?
Only 13 shopping days left until Christmas! I laugh at the title and first line of this post because I really don't care about all of the consumer hullaballoo that surrounds Christmas. I like the family time, the togetherness. I just can't bring myself to care about the presents. I've got a cartoon in sketches … Continue reading Three things I want for Christmas
Remember, remember the fifth of November, and today is election day! Eeek! I want to avoid gunpowder treason and plot, and I'm not really one for torching parliament, but do go out and vote. Thomas Jefferson was a fan of the peaceful revolution of ideologies. I have a thing for vigilantes, though, hence the Batman … Continue reading NaNo NaNo NaNo NaNo BATMAN!
Certain dates stick in your mind. Your BFF's birthday from when you were little (and exactly how many months and days she was older than you). Maybe the day you got your driver's license or the day you graduated from High School. Every October, I'm struck by the fact that I remember - clearly - … Continue reading 22 Years Later… [CARTOON]