I am not lost…

August 9, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: HOLDING by Graham Norton

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So maybe I’m behind the trend on this one, but I wasn’t aware that Graham Norton wrote books. I’m a fan of his TV show–I don’t go out of my way to watch it, but I’ve enjoyed it the times I’ve seen it–but I really didn’t know he did anything outside that.

I mean, I suppose I should have guessed. He doesn’t just live in a bubble of television. (That would be weird.) But in any case, when I saw his name on the book and ascertained that it was in fact that SAME Graham Norton, I knew I had to pick it up.

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August 7, 2017

Whoops

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I…may be having trouble getting up and moving on this again. >.>

MEA CULPA PLEASE FORGIVE ME

If nothing else, I did just update my Patreon? So hey, that’s a thing you can check out. ANYWHO LET’S TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE INTERESTING

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July 31, 2017

Back from the Dead

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Well hello there, stranger. Come here often?

Damn, it’s been a wild ride. Let’s see, what have I been up to while I was gone?

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July 20, 2017

Death of an Inspiration

This is going to be a weird topic for me to come briefly out of hiatus for, but the more I thought about it, the more I needed to get my thoughts out in a coherent way on the topic. I’ve just seen the news that Chester Bennington, the lead vocalist for Linkin Park, has committed suicide by hanging.

We lost Chris Cornell in much the same way, not too long ago. About 2 years back now, I wrote about one of the members of the YouTube group Cyndago, Daniel Kyre, dying in the same fashion. Robin Williams…I mean, the list goes on. And as much as all of these have affected me in some way, Chester’s death affects me as a writer.

Bear with me.

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June 21, 2017

Time and Management Thereof

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So today is usually where you’d see a book review from me, and clearly this is not a book review. It’s going to be a very quick post telling you what’s up.

The short form is that I’m having trouble balancing my time between my new job and the rest of my life at the moment. I haven’t read much of anything since I started the job at the beginning of the month. And I don’t want to rush out content for you just for the sake of having content. I’ve also been having trouble with my video recording software by only recording at 1-2 frames a second, and being about a minute behind itself. (And that’s quite possibly not an exaggeration.) I’m also working on a couple of audiobooks and that’s taking up most of my non-workday time at the moment.

I want to be able to provide you with good content and not completely burn myself out. So I’m just letting you know that I might be absent for a bit. I’m hoping to pick up soon, but I’m not going to give you any promises. With luck, I’ll be back by July.

Thanks for hanging in there, everyone. 🙂

Ri

June 19, 2017

I Write Books to Conquer This World

So as a general rule, I’ve always considered that quality is worth more than quantity in the writing world. If you have a hundred books out but all of them tell the exact same story and are garbage, then I don’t care that you might have fifty best-sellers. But take authors like Harper Lee, who only have one book in the world (because no matter what anyone tries to say, WATCHMAN is just a first draft of MOCKINGBIRD) and that book is amazing. However, I’ve found more and more that I seem to be in the minority on that opinion. There are plenty of people out there who say that they key to being successful is to simply put out more and more and more work, as much as you possibly can, and stop worrying about being good.

I’m not sure I agree with this sentiment, but I came across this article, and I think it says it the way I see it…without realizing that it’s saying it.

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June 16, 2017

FICTION FRIDAY: Thimbleful Thursday – Ugly Duckling

I’m not sure where I wanted to go with this, and I don’t know where in any established time line this might take place, but it’s Celita and Tarenthal from QUEST TO KARANTIRI, sometime in her first visit to the elven woods. As usual, prompt is taken from Lyn Thorne-Alder’s Thimbleful Thursday, and I love her dearly for having this place to share fiction.

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June 14, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: BLACKBIRDS by Chuck Wendig

I did it! I finally read the damn thing! Everyone should be very proud of me.

It’s an interesting departure for me, given that my only experience before this with Wendig’s writing (that isn’t a tweet or blog post) was the Heartland trilogy. And Miriam Black and her world aren’t even remotely close to that kind of world.

And…I don’t know. Sometimes it worked, and other times it didn’t. I’m a little torn.

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June 12, 2017

State of the Rion

I figure we’ll talk personal today. It’s a fitting day to do such. Besides, a lot has happened since the last time I updated you. (Since I can’t remember when that was.)

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June 9, 2017

FICTION FRIDAY: Thimbleful – Runs in the Family

This one is over word count. I had a good cut-off point and my characters viscerally rebelled against me. I don’t like cutting them off if I don’t have to.

As always, this is pulled from Lyn Thorne-Alder’s Thimbleful Thursday prompts. My prompt takes place in the world of Karantiri, but it’s from a similar time period as “Iron Out the Difficulty.” Enjoy!

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