NaNoWriMo 2021: Success!

Somehow I did it. I was aiming for 50,000 words and I hit that target. Then I was aiming to finish all of the short stories and I did that too. I ended on 65,091 words, with the second-last day seeing The Prince of Time just somehow fall into place in my head.

I’m more than a little bit exhausted after this month, and I definitely now need to refocus on getting Passable Media back up and running, but after that’s done I’m going to get to editing. I’m thrilled with the final piece, but even on the briefest of reads I can see it’s riddled with issues: I don’t use nearly enough dialogue, with some stories being almost completely absent of it, and I use the words “instantly” and “moments later” far more often than is okay.

But, for the first time in years I feel like a writer again. And that’s nothing to sneer at.


NaNoWriMo: Day 13

Technically we’re an hour into Day 14, but since I’ve only done 142 words, we’ll pretend it’s an hour earlier than it is. The week has gone surprisingly well. I’m past the hump that usually knocks me out of the competition, having only previously gotten this far, and then to the end, in 2009. I […]


My Politics

So I’ve decided to do a 180 on the discussing my politics openly mindset. If people don’t want to follow me or subscribe to my content because of my political views, then frankly they weren’t a worthwhile interaction to begin with. By all means, challenge my views, I honestly welcome the discussion. As a primer, […]


NaNoWriMo 2021, Day 7

One week in, a little less than a quarter of the way there time-wise, and honestly I’ve never felt more confident. Maybe it’s because I’m usually less prepared? Whereas this time I’ve been planning what I’m doing basically since January. Every time I feel like I’m going to lose momentum I get a lucky spark […]


NaNoWriMo 2021

It’s that time of year again! Owen is doing NaNo with me this year, so I’m hoping a little stiff competition will make sure I actually finish for once. I’m planning to take another swing at a short story compilation set in the Fractured universe. It will do me good to actually write for a […]


An Unintentional Refresh

Hey everyone, it’s been a while! Long story short it’s been a bit of a pants year, and we’re keeping that train rolling with the Ghost platform this site previously ran on going end of life with TSO Host (It would have been just swell for them to tell me that ahead of time). This […]


Money Over Lives

I was temporarily banned from Twitter last week, for abuse and harassment. I was, perhaps, a little harsher with my words than usual, but you see, I was quite annoyed. “Lord” Alan Sugar was in an interview where he posited two distinct things: That staff cannot be trusted to work from home, and that as […]


The World is on Fire

A few years ago I removed all of the politically charged content from this blog, partially for fear of alienating my potential audience in this and other projects. I consider this a valid exception. So I think it’s fair to say that the world is on fire at the moment. And I just want to […]


A Day of Writing (Day Five)

This year I’m making an extra effort to write a piece everyday (so far, so good!)*. And I’m thinking that anything I probably wouldn’t look to get published in the future, but otherwise enjoy, I’ll stick up on here. So with the preamble over, here’s my piece from Jan 5th: As I sat down at […]


Perspective

I realised yesterday that I now find myself in a position for which I did not have empathy five years ago. I spend anywhere between three and eight hours a night working on content for Passable Media and Passable Gamers. It’s worth considering that I do this largely for fun; the conversations I’m having in […]