Steampunk War: Crimean

Captain Jon James MacWoad at Balaclava The ponderous war-engine steamed slowly across the Balaclavan plain. Captain Jonathan James MacWoad sat chilled in the early Crimean dawn. I’ll miss the cool soon enough when I climb into one of those iron coffins, he thought bitterly. An end of my own design. J.J. breathed deep the sea-tinged, […]

Looking Forward, Looking Back, Something New in the New Year

I also think the formalizing and organizing effects of writing down an idea would help to intentionalize* it. I’m always thinking of good ideas and promptly forgetting to do them, only to remember later and wish I had. I need to think, Do write it, DO achieve the written goal or devise intermediate goals to record and then achieve in pursuit of the original intentionalized idea.

What’s Celtic about Mermaids?

Tell the Truth Before I ever knew one thing about Celticness (Celtiocity?) I loved “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.”  I’m sure down deep there was the sensitivity to bagpipes, but I’d never heard their call.  There was also a mermaid on “Marine Boy,” but really my major desire was to live and work on […]

Too Much Input

Not Enough Output My sister is planning to Nano in August.  I’m inspired.  I’m excited to see what she comes up with.  I’m challenged.  There is no way I’m going to do a couple thousand words a day, but I can start this new story with my daughter.  I’m calling it “The Widening Sea” and […]