real genius…

I think I’ve come up with a storyline I’m happy with. Next I just need to finalize my outline and start spitting out the words. My current employer requires someone to be in the office this Friday (the day after Thanksgiving for any non-USers reading this). Most folks get it off, so it will likely be very quiet. A great …

achievement? achievement!

So, with regard to my writing method, I’m trying a different tack with the next story. I think part of reason it took me so long to crank out a very short piece like Beta-Carotene is that I was trying to multitask. I started to edit without even finishing my story and found that at one point, I had barely …

all potatoes, no meat…

I decided to begin anew and start another short story (thanks for chiming in Wes). Yesterday, I began putting together an outline. I’m at the stage where I have a general idea of atmosphere, but I’m having a hard time figuring out where the story should go. More specifically, I’m struggling to make it interesting. I can spit-shine and polish …

doomsday, NE…

As I recuperate from my travels and stew over my next story, I thought I’d upload some photos I snapped in Omaha (not the greatest quality since I used my cell phone). The town has a very interesting feel. During the weekdays, it was as if everyone stayed inside to avoid certain death. The streets were practically empty. Folks would …

the morning after…

It’s been less than a full day since I posted my first short story and I’ve already received some excellent feedback. Thanks redditors! It was better received then I expected for my first shot, so I am thrilled about that. I knew the piece would not be without faults and a few folks provided some new perspective. Unfortunately, I now …

Beta Carotene

Charlotte stopped arguing with Jacob, not because she was wrong or right, but because she was exhausted. How long had they been holed up in this dim, cold place? One minute, she was lounging around with a group of her closest friends, bathed in bright light and blanketed with a fine layer of Muzak. Suddenly, she found herself and her …

omaha-ha-ha…

You won’t hear much from me for the next few days as I’ll be working lots of hours in Omaha, Nebraska.. Just flew in and it’s chillllly. But when I have downtime, I’ll be adding to and modifying my short story. -beatbox32

whipped cream poured like waterfalls…

A delicious image to be sure… if only I could say writing topics were flowing just the same. I’m just going to type out a list of random thoughts here and see if they can work some magic.. Tired angels A mouse with amnesia Carrots refuse to be a part of the stew A lonely hacker falls in love with …

lend me your ear, and i'll sing you a song…

I’d like to write a short story. I’d also like to renew my current IT certification. I have no deadline for completion of my short story. I have a deadline of Jan. 7th to renew my IT certification without penalty. So…the short story gets tossed into the back of the “To Do” bin, but that’s okay. It will give me …

an exercise in willpower…

“I’m gonna do it this time! I really am! Just you watch!” As an infomercial host would say, “Sound familiar?” I was locked into deep conversation with my best friend (who I’ll call Dub) the other night. We talked about many issues near and dear to us, but the topic which prompted this post (and blog) is motivation. Specifically, motivation …