The End of the Year Post

Hello, Internet! We've collectively completed yet another trip 'round the big glowy blob, which means that once again I have acquired the obligation to babble about the voyage. The last few weeks have been a little bit of a journey in their own right - driving 350 miles south, then flying about a thousand out … Continue reading The End of the Year Post

Weekly Update – 12/21/17

Hello, Internet! A new week, a new post. Life moves on, and on, and on. Next week I'll be on vacation for the holiday season, so I may or may not post. I'll decide sometime next week. In either case, I'm currently planning to do some sort of larger End of 2017/Start of 2018 post … Continue reading Weekly Update – 12/21/17

Weekly Update – 12/6/17

Hello, Internet! This week's been unproductive, though not necessarily difficult. I'm not sure why. Often, when I'm unproductive it means there's something going on, but I've yet to puzzle it out. So, I'll just go ahead with what did/didn't get done, and see if something emerges as I go. Reading I've not gotten to read … Continue reading Weekly Update – 12/6/17

Weekly Update – 11/29/17

Hello, Internet! Week's been okay. A bit less frenetic than the last, which is always good. Let's get to it, shall we? Reading I've not had an enormous amount of reading time this week - at least, freely-chosen reading time. I spent some time with Plutarch and Thucydides while wrapping up the article for my Master's, … Continue reading Weekly Update – 11/29/17

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