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Gray Jello


No writing so far today; I had a late evening podcast scheduled, and podcasting requires a surprising amount of mental energy. Recording and editing are labor intensive, even more so when they come at the tail end of a gray and dreary day. I needed time to coagulate, anyway. I realized last evening that one […]

Hench Mensch


Accomplished Today (So far): Two pages on the electric typewriter. I wrote about Ygor, a middle-aged henchman, looking for work after his Master is slain by an angry mob. I’m noticing a running theme of unemployment and people being bad at their jobs in my writing. Coincidence? Writing Relevant Article: I’m a self-publishing failure, by John […]

New Interview


Just a quick update today. I spent most of my brain-power fixing the RSS feed entries for The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast, so have an interview I conducted with Barbra Dillon of Fanboy Comics, regarding my contribution to the upcoming Skin Crawling Comics anthology.

Accomplished Today (So Far): Two pages, manual typewriter. Two pages, electric. Two pages, transcription to PC. I wrote about goblins and gnomes and witch hunters and a fairy who’s having a poor time trying to pass her exams at Fairy University and a gaggle of hungry ghosts. I checked Monster and Craig’s List for jobs […]

Accomplished Today (So Far): Two pages, longhand, print. I took a notebook along and did some writing at the local McDonald’s. I continued at the local movie theater while waiting to see G.I. Joe: Retaliation. I was on a tear. It annoyed me when the house lights faded and I couldn’t keep filling the pages […]

Brain Drain


I accomplished almost nothing today, other than working on a podcast related to a cartoon aimed at six year old girls. My brain is a lump of tapioca. I have the dumb. I derailed my own plans by watching Seven Psychopaths in the middle of the day, the new-ish film by Martin McDonagh, the director […]

Accomplished Today (So Far): One page via electric typewriter; one page via manual. I wrote more about the magical complaint department, and started another short humorous tale involving the incompetent Inquisitor, Witchfinder Malthus. I like writing about him, but he’s a bit of a one-note joke. Thoughts: I’ve been reading spoilers related to a recent, […]

Accomplished Today (So Far): One page on the electric typewriter; one page on the manual. I wrote about a paranormal detective and the complaint department of a magical bureacracy. I hope to get some transcription done as well, although a lot of that depends on whether I decide to watch Predator 2 tonight or not. I […]

I haven’t done much in the way of writing today. Instead, I spent some time cleaning up my workspace, pictured above. This is the desk in my bedroom, newly rearranged for optimum writing / reading efficiency. On the left is my Royal Safari with the bent carriage return that causes it to skip spaces intermittently; in the middle is […]

Mood: Nervous. I’ve a deadline looming on Monday and I still haven’t made the time to watch the film I need to review. I’ll knock it out tomorrow, I hope. I was planning to work on it today, but I fell down a Facebook hole and had a dental apppointment in the late afternoon, and […]