Yesterday, I passed the 50,000 word mark in my standalone cyberpunk novel work-in-progress. 50k always feels like the most significant milestone in the drafting process, for some reason. I’m not sure why. In my head, if not necessarily in physical reality, 30k is 100 pages; 60k is a novel, although not a particularly robust one.Continue reading “50k on the WIP”
I’m generally not great with short stories. My mind wants to make things too complex to be constrained to 8,000 words or less. Novels take time, though.
I write to music, always. I must have Noise. For a number of years, I’ve leaned toward instrumental music. Anything from classical (with a preference for the baroque) to drum and bass, so long as there isn’t a voice human or synthetic worming its way through my earholes and into my precious thought jelly withContinue reading “Soundtrack”
I posted recently about some writer’s block adjacent concerns, wherein I have a chapter that I’m unsatisfied with and consider unfinished but have decided to attempt moving on with the next chapter anyway. It’s difficult for me to do. What happens is what happens, but only after it happens. Until it happens, it hasn’t happenedContinue reading “Sudden Inspirations”
I’ve been dreaming about unicycles lately. But, like, electric motorized ones. People riding them pass by me as I meander city sidewalks in my slumber. The wheels are big, three and a half to four feet in diameter, wide enough for some real stability. The saddle rises up over the middle, with struts attaching itContinue reading “Dreambuilding: Unicycle”
I’m about halfway through my “standalone” cyberpunk novel, and I think I’m at the most difficult part. So, of course, I’m skipping over it and forging ahead with the plan to come back later. This is super difficult for me. The way the story unfolds in my head, it’s nigh impossible for me to knowContinue reading “Cyberpunk Progress”