Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com The autumn wind is whipping across the battlefield as I pull my too-think jacket tight across my shoulders. It was a hard day in the trenches, and I look toward the morning with a sense of resigned duty, knowing that earning tomorrow’s respite will be no easier than gaining … Continue reading The Old Nemesis Returns
Remember, remember the 5th of November
You might think that’s somehow a weird Election Day image, and I can come up with like a dozen different ways to make that work myself. However, this pic is actually about writing, and it goes along with my Twitter posts from Sunday... https://twitter.com/jasonarust/status/1191185343803985920?s=21 And then, of course, yesterday... https://twitter.com/jasonarust/status/1191574396512722944?s=21 Which is to say, I’m … Continue reading Remember, remember the 5th of November
Punishing for NaNoWriMo
Here's the only unfortunate part of NaNoWriMo. For the month of November I'll be focused in adding 1700 words to Project Amulet on a daily basis. That doesn't leave me a lot of time to figure out what to say about my socks. Today I wore Punisher socks. See, coz I'm gonna punish* anyone who … Continue reading Punishing for NaNoWriMo
A sad and yet happy farewell to NaNoWriMo 2013.
Remember back in the “Good Ol’ Days”, the halcyon, glory-tinged days of yestermonth, when I actually managed to post more than just a short poem and a dredging up of old short fiction? Like, when I wrote posts about topics. Yeah, last month truly was the Golden Age for blogging. Take comfort, though! Thing are … Continue reading A sad and yet happy farewell to NaNoWriMo 2013.
To NaNo, or not to NaNo?
Since the beginning of the month—well, more precisely since I wrote this post—I’ve been plague by the question titling this post. Should I or should I not fling myself out of the proverbial perfectly good airplane without a parachute on Friday with all my other lemming friends? That is, should I take off my helmet … Continue reading To NaNo, or not to NaNo?
Haiku advice for NaNoWriMo participants
How to win NaNoStart to write; stop for nothingRepeat 30 days
Landing Your Dream Agent in One Easy Step
Earlier today, I put the last few words of revision into the manuscript for Project Macaroni and sent it off through the ether to my agent. For the foreseeable future I will try to forget about it while she reads through and determines which parts of it are decent—potentially even saleable, one hopes—and which parts … Continue reading Landing Your Dream Agent in One Easy Step
Thoughts in advance of NaNoWriMo 2013
On October 1st, not only did certain members of the US House of Representatives decide to take their football and go home (thus ruining the whole Federal Government game for all of us), the website for National Novel Writing Month 2013 went live. How are these things related? They’re really not. They’re wholly independent. But! … Continue reading Thoughts in advance of NaNoWriMo 2013
Fortune Favors the Foolish
According to the internet (and really, if we can’t trust the interwebs, who can we trust!?), Chinese philospher Lao-tzu wrote, “A journey of a thousand leagues begins beneath one’s feet.” The common paraphrase for that, of course, is, “A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.” A journey of my own, one I’d … Continue reading Fortune Favors the Foolish
Not being left without a partner at the big dance, and more on Longshots
I know I’ve been kind of worthless when it comes to making any kind of sense or producing even a mildly entertaining narrative here this week. Really, though, I swear, that’s over now and I’m going to be good and clean and room and eat all my vegetables and any and all the other kid-who-wants-a-puppy-style … Continue reading Not being left without a partner at the big dance, and more on Longshots