The Pressure of Writing for an Audience…

I need to hurry up and write something and post it before I start to get my second wind and end up not going to bed until after 11:00 like last night. Aging bodies need more sleep, I am discovering (and lamenting). But hey! Exciting evening. Dragged empty garbage can from the curb and toted…

Huge News!

What really, really upset me about this experience was realizing the show was being aired on the A&E network. I mean, A&E used to be a network that showcased ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT – entertainment that was really more arts-related than cop-related.

Sorry. I Gotta Go Blog.

Add to all that the fact that I just sent a message on FB to a friend of mine which said: “I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I feel like I’m inside a goddamn wiffle ball filled with jingle bells half the time.”

Progression Obsession

At this moment I am typing in a document called The Stream II and I have logged a word-count of 24,325 since the file was created on 9 August. Four days after I created this document I started posting on social media photos of my daily word-count, numbers which have varied widely over the last…

Not This Again: Abandoned Blog Edition

There are several posts on this blog regarding the act of blogging (they can all be read here), and one post even talks about an old blog of mine that I dismantled for a reason I am powerless to name, now, though it must have seemed like a very good reason at the time considering…

The Shape of Unauthorized Imitation

My introduction to YA literature was, I guess, via Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary: Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, Naomi in the Middle, Blubber,¬†Fifteen, Jean and Johnny – that sort of thing. But the first YA I read that I could actually relate to, and that seemed to be better written (to my…