Weekly Update – 11/22/17

Hello, Internet! The last few weeks have been good. A bit bumpy, a bit unexpected (and unplanned), but good. I'll be talking a bit about NaNo and a bit about Oathbringer this week. Reading So Oathbringer dropped last week, and as anyone reading me often probably knows, I'm a HUGE Sanderson fanboy. His Mistborn novels are some … Continue reading Weekly Update – 11/22/17

Weekly Update – 11/15/17

Hello, Internet! I'm going to be super-short because it's here. Oathbringer is here. It's sitting on the desk right next to me, staring at me, TAUNTING ME. But I owe y'all an update, so that's happening. Reading I read stuff. Mostly school stuff, and some Aristophanes. The Birds was funnier than I expected, and Lysistrata is still great. Reading Oathbringer this … Continue reading Weekly Update – 11/15/17

The Power of Ten Thousand Words

It is November 7th, 2017. One year and six days ago, I started writing the first draft of my very first novel, The Rule of Iron. I'd dabbled in writing fiction before, but nothing substantial. Nothing significant enough for me to say "I'm a person who writes!" I'm sitting in the same black chair I sat … Continue reading The Power of Ten Thousand Words

Weekly Update – 10/31/17

Hello, Internet! And Happy Halloween, too! The date is relevant - it's why I'm writing & posting this a day early. NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow! Yay!! Yay? Reading My reading's been light this week again. Unfortunately most of what I've read has been strictly for either class or my Alcibiades article. None of what I've been … Continue reading Weekly Update – 10/31/17

Weekly Update – 10/25/17

Hello, Internet! Busy week. Need more coffee. Reading All of my reading this week has been for class. Not a bad thing; just a true thing. I've disappeared down the rabbit hole of history once again. Research is fun, but time consuming. I've gathered most of my materials on Alcibiades (ranging from ancient oratory and … Continue reading Weekly Update – 10/25/17

Weekly Update – 10/19/17

Hello, Internet! I find I've been somewhat unfocused this week. I've spent a lot more time reading than writing (or researching or pre-writing or whatever else falls under that loose heading). Finding a proper balance between the two is difficult, but necessary. This past summer I wasn't reading much, and my work suffered. This past week … Continue reading Weekly Update – 10/19/17

Weekly Update – 10/11/17

Hello, Internet! Books books books, books books. I'm going to talk about books. Reading I finished my re-read of The Way of Kings sometime on Monday, and I've started re-reading Words of Radiance in preparation for when Oathbringer drops in November. Considering The Way of Kings is about a thousand pages, and I'm a few hundred into Words, either I … Continue reading Weekly Update – 10/11/17

Weekly Update – 10/4/17

Hello, Internet! Honestly, I don't have a lot to report this week. I'm easily distracted, and was distracted by game stuff this week. I've been playing in a RuneQuest game now for about a year, year and a half, but I haven't run a tabletop in some time. A few friends have been looking for … Continue reading Weekly Update – 10/4/17

Weekly Update – 9/27/17

Hello, Internet! How's your week been? Good? (I can't hear you, so I'm going to assume good.) Mine's been good too. I finished a short story, and I'm almost finished with the first class of my MFA program. Most of the courses are two months long, but a few are just a month (including this … Continue reading Weekly Update – 9/27/17

Why You Should Try NaNoWriMo

What is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is the name shared by both a nonprofit charity dedicated to writing and literacy as well as the contest they run. The goal is simple: write 50,000 words in the month of November. Okay, maybe it's not that simple. It's a big task, but the … Continue reading Why You Should Try NaNoWriMo