Today, I completed more tremulus stuff. A draft of The Journey has been sent off for editorial review. So, that’s really cool. So that only leaves a little bit more to do. And for those wondering, while the bulk of The Frozen Wasteland is complete and we’re just tweaking a few of the finer bits of it. And, yeah, The Asylum is going through final edits, and then on to layout. Everything is getting done. I’ve gotta say that the playbooks are really some work. Fun work, but definitely brain burners. You see, The Journey and The Frozen Wasteland are [...]
The Razorwise Report
Today, I climbed mountains in my mind. I wandered deep valleys teeming with mist hidden dangers. I traveled to faraway places. I trapped myself in dream. I wrote. I sat. I went nowhere. And, yet. And yet. I did everything and nothing. Challenge your own perceptions. Find your faith in your art. Enjoy the act of creation, never minding whether it is for more than an audience of one. Until next time, I bid you, dear reader, adieu.
We can all, each and every one of us, note the difference in people’s speech. How you and I pronounce things likely varies at least a smidge (or more, if one of us is drinking), and that’s not taking into account any sort of regional differentiations. The same goes for the way we write. Likely, a lot more so. Why? Because we’re not simply products of our education and environment, we’re also products of the words we shove into our minds. And our ability to frame our own thoughts. It’s actually quite fascinating, and you’ll find most writers love semantics [...]
Today’s been a long, long day, so just a few words on what to do when things go sideways. Relax. Focus. Get caught up. That’s what I do. And you should too. More words tomorrow. Promise. I used up all the ones I had for today. Until next time, I bid you, dear reader, adieu!
Most writers write. Or should be. Or are thinking about the writing and the words. Admittedly, I do. Yet real life intervenes, as it is wont to do. It comes snarling and demanding for attention, be it vehicular entropies taking their toll or the necessity to get food stuffs to feed our frail forms. Fear not, my friends, it doesn’t mean the creating has to end, just because you’re away from the keyboard (AFK) and must face real life (RL). Don’t live in a fantasy land–that’s definitely not what I’m advocating–but allow yourself to experience the experiences. Put yourself in [...]
Writing is the act of stringing one word after another in a way that makes some sort of sense. Sometimes, however, the act can feel like a struggle. And you face the Wall. People call it all sorts of things, but, ultimately, I think it comes down to outside distractions seeping into your brain or your uncertainty of how people are going to react to whatever you’re working on. We’ve likely been in one or both of those places. If you’re facing a deadline, you can even fall into the death spiral where the more you need to get things [...]
I enjoy writing all sorts of things, but a lot of the stuff I come up with tends to go dark quickly. As a youth, I loved weird literature and swords and sorcery and anything I could get my hands on. I’d eat it up like a starving child. And my house was the perfect environment for exploring the nooks and crannies of imagination. My family was a family of readers. My mom had her craft books and read much about the occult and space aliens and the like. My brothers collected old pulps and all the science fiction and [...]
Another cold, rainy day in Memphis. The skies are grey, but my spirit is sunny. Why? Because another action item for tremulus is completed. The Museum goes out to our backers today, and shall be available to the rest of you after we take care of a few things on our website. (Presently, we’re having some issues with the forum which are being attended to. Apologies, things should be up to snuff in short order.) Let me turn a watchful eye to deployment. One of the most important processes in any creative endeavor, it’s the art of getting things out there, [...]
Two screens enhance my data intake. I finally jumped over to two monitors last year. A lot of folks I know use to, and I had long wanted to (especially when wishing to reference electronic works while writing, so I wouldn’t have to CTRL+TAB all the time), but part of me was hesitant. You see, I already take in a lot of information on a daily basis, and I didn’t know how I’d deal with the temptation (while another part of me didn’t want to deal with upgrading my graphics card to support two monitors). My new computer system sorted [...]
Naturally, I tend towards the nocturnal in my thoughts and activity when I’m allowed to follow my natural biorhythms. I am no base animal, however, and appreciate the discipline required to get up early. And that’s generally how I run my life. With discipline. At least, I try to do so. The past few weeks, things were a bit out of sync for me regarding my sleep schedule, though I largely rectified it this past weekend. Monday, however, was a busy, busy day, and I was tucked away in bed, slaying demons on the 3DSXL for a brief time, while [...]