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18Mar13

It’s been an eternity since I last updated this site. I wrestled with what to do with this page, uncertain if I wanted to continue the Silicon Chickens podcast or not. I’ve decided to release additional episodes, but in the mean time, I’m going to convert this website into my official author’s webpage.

The plan is to update daily with journal entries, excerpts, samples, doodles, and other tidbits in order to give the readers a glimpse into my experience of the trials and tribulations of an unemployed bum a full-time writer. So let’s begin, shall we?

Accomplished Today: One page via electric typewriter; one page via manual typewriter; two pages of transcription.

Today I wrote about a bar where forgotten mythological characters gather to complain about their woes. I also wrote about Pumpkin Joe, a recurring character in the Silicon Chickens stories, in the role of a James Bond-style secret agent. I transcribed some work for my third eBook collection.

Mood: Optimistic. My aunt Mary sent me a Hermes Rocket manual typewriter in the mail today. It looks promising, but the ‘w’ key sticks, so I’ll have to take it in and see if the local repairman can fix it.

Reading Assignment: Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative by Herbert Mason. In order to be a well-rounded author, it’s important to read as much as possible. I rarely make time to read for pleasure these days, but I hope to change that. I intended to begin with my copy of Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney, but while scrounging about my room for it I found this instead, so I decided to revisit the homoerotic misadventures of Gilgamesh and Enkidu.

Writing Relevant Article: My Amazon bestseller made me nothing by Patrick Wensink. I found this article through the Full Sail Facebook group I belong to. I sympathize with the author, although twelve thousand dollars is more money than I made last year, so I’m also slightly envious. I don’t have a wife and child to support, though, so I suppose that makes all the difference.

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