My 3-month challenge at 6 months

This post may be shameless self-promotion. Or perhaps this post is a best-practices memo disguised as shameless self-promotion, or vice versa. In any case, today marks the end of six months since I challenged myself to write a blog post every day for three months, through the end of October. Something new has appeared onContinue reading “My 3-month challenge at 6 months”

A report from the playground

“when we create, we are creating the world. remember this, and commit.” — Nayyirah Waheed On Friday morning, I crossed the 10,000-word threshold on my novel tentatively called Jeep Thompson and the Lost Prince of Venus. Those are as many words as the average Myke Phoenix novelette, and it’s already the longest stretch of fictionContinue reading “A report from the playground”

That exhilarating moment when you quit stalling

I did not make a new year’s resolution to publish two books the first weekend in 2021. But I recommend the experience to anyone who has been sitting on the cusp of doing something. And that’s where I was: I had dozens of blog posts collected for a book of optimistic celebrations, a deliberate counterContinue reading “That exhilarating moment when you quit stalling”

Another New Year’s Top Ten list

I have adapted a New Year’s habit from my friend Wally Conger, who would list a “Top 10” for the year just finished from his brushes with pop culture and life in general. Here’s my list for an infamous year. A couple of days ago I wrote about how the Arts have taken a hitContinue reading “Another New Year’s Top Ten list”

… so that death can never win

This year isn’t the first during which famous and beloved people have died. A most basic fact of life is that famous and beloved people die every year. In fact, Wikipedia has a running page called “Deaths in 2020,” listing all of the notable individuals who have died this year, and it is constantly updated.Continue reading “… so that death can never win”