Writing and recovery

Back in August I wrote somewhere upwards of 12,000 words in nine days, or about 1,300 words a day, which doesn't seem like much but is as much as I've been managing in a week for the last several months. It was exquisite. And then I came down. In fitness, there's a concept called a... Continue Reading →

The eldritch horror of capitalism

Recently I've been listening to Old Gods of Appalachia, a Lovecraft-inspired horror podcast set in my mountains. It's been a lot of fun to listen to, not least because this story is situated within the deep history of Appalachia -- of labor unions, witching, and yes, the occasional spot of racism. It doesn't flinch from... Continue Reading →

Small Press vs Self-Pub: A reflection

This post is about "Viridian" and specifically some reflections on the process of being published through Mythic Delirium, a.k.a. Mike Allen, a.k.a. a friend who has visited my house more than once. I include that last description so that you know my biases. I've posted about some of the trials and tribulations of being a... Continue Reading →

Bad Times at the El Royale

Hi, do you like movies? Because I like movies. And I have a movie that includes: Beautiful set design and costumingImpeccable fight scenesSubtle social critique set in the late 60sFlawed but likable men AND women charactersA phenomenal opening sequence that reads like a theatre play A friendship between and adult man and an adult woman... Continue Reading →

An adventure, a request

Hello humans! I'm writing this post in the first week after my S.O. broke his foot and rendered himself temporarily disabled. Which reminds me: disability rights are human rights, because you will be disabled in some fashion at some point in your life, at least if you live long enough. Accessibility is important for this... Continue Reading →

Believing and the glass ceiling

Alright, this is a weird post for me. I've been feeling a little demoralized of late with writing stuff, for a variety of reasons, some logical, some the result of me comparing myself to others who are just in a very different place in their careers -- which, by the way, makes no sense. Cannot... Continue Reading →

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