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Golden Tassel


A tortured metaphor

Mar
26th
2022

Words are hard. · 4:02pm March 26th

I'm gonna speak a bit more personally in this blog than I normally do. This is mostly for my own benefit, as writing things out like this will—I think hope—help me organize and focus my efforts so I can get back to working on not just my AI Misadventures story, but also the other story ideas I've had kicking around the back of my head for well over a year now. However, for the couple dozen of you who have Starlight and Sunburst's

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Mar
1st
2022

Postmortem: The Button · 4:04pm March 1st

I had to let this one sit for a while. Now that the sci-fi contest results are in, I think I'm ready to do this. My process on how I wrote The Button and my retrospective after the break.

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Jan
24th
2022

Before the end of January, I said... · 9:05pm January 24th

It's not a lie yet.

Yet.

I did say no promises!

It still might happen. I've been under a lot of stress for a long time. Today I finally felt it start to release.

I can actually put my attention into the story now. I feel confident.

Still no promises. I've barely started writing, and even then it still has to go through editing.

I also have other ideas I've been wanting to work on and I can't control which one the muse deigns to fancy on any timeframe.

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Dec
1st
2021

AI Misadventures progress update · 12:11am Dec 1st, 2021

I am a painfully slow writer. But I haven't given up, and the next chapter for Starlight and Sunburst's Misadventures in Creating Artificial Intelligence is on its way. I have it outlined and details are starting to percolate up from the depths of my imagination. The biggest thing slowing me down has honestly been my job. I've been teetering on the brink of burnout for years, and over the last few months there have been some shakeups at the

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Aug
1st
2021

Crossroads to You · 9:51pm Aug 1st, 2021

Another story I didn't write, but I edited for.

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May
27th
2021

Postmortem: Twilight Opens a Door · 4:04am May 27th, 2021

I finished a short story. I feel good about it.

But I want to take a minute to go over what I set out to do versus the final product to sort through my method and identify what I think worked, what didn't, and what I can try to do different next time. This is a fairly long blog post, and it's mostly for my own benefit, but for anyone who's interested, all the juicy behind-the-scenes stuff is behind the break. There's also a sneak peek at what I have planned to work on next at the end.

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May
23rd
2021

The best laid plans... · 11:29pm May 23rd, 2021

"Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." - Gen. Eisenhower

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May
1st
2021

A New Story · 2:37pm May 1st, 2021

Not one I wrote, but I did help edit it.

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Mar
9th
2021

Reading books about writing · 10:31pm Mar 9th, 2021

And writing a blog about reading books about writing... How delightfully meta.

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Mar
3rd
2021

[rambling/SoC] Sometimes the muse whispers · 10:36pm Mar 3rd, 2021

...and sometimes she yells.

After two years of mostly nothing coming out of my fingers, I've finally been graced with a monsoon of inspiration for Mum's Diner.

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