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 […]

Heroic Connections

I’ve had the Game of Thrones on my mind. It isn’t too hard to understand as I’ve been listening to the Game of Thrones on CD after reading a new to me “Dunk and Egg” adventure at the end of an anthology written by George R.R. Martin. And so I’ve also been looking at clips […]

Expanding My View

I’m busily trying to write some Celtic Fiction worth reading. But part of writing is exploring new areas of interest and I have to say that I have become intrigued with a sub-genre of Science Fiction called Steampunk. A definition of Steampunk that resonates with me because of its brevity is to call it “Retro […]

Fun and Games

I ought to be writing, but instead I’ve been playing around.  I love games, I can’t help it, I would sit around all weekend and play RISK if I could find any takers.  I try to get my kids to play UNO, anything, but no. . .  I ought to be writing, but instead I’ve […]

Steve’s Confession (of stupidity)

Yes, well the words “Epic Failure” are ringing in my head, bouncing back and forth across the void between my ears.  This relates to why I have posted so infrequently and why the excellent writing projects that I’ve begun and even committed to have gone begging. Now calling them excellent may be a bit of […]

A Little Bit of Writing Philosophy

I’ve been struggling.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it can tend to move me toward the philosophical.  I’ve been struggling to find the time to write and the limited time I have garnered has been unproductive.  Perhaps it is time for me to think about why I write.  Contemplating that may spur me […]