Universal Translators, Alien Language, and Idioms

Last night I was watching Star Trek: Voyager and the episode “Nemesis” came across the queue. It sounds like a homage to Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome with the inhabitants of a planet communicating in an “English” that is thick with euphemisms and idioms. It added interest to the conversation, but raised some questions in my […]

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2018 – The First Two Weeks

Wow. Just. Wow. I knew, at the end of December, that I felt very positive about 2018. And it wasn’t just me. There seems to be this hum, this buzz, this vibe. I heard excited, unabashed whispers from everyone and every corner that 2018 is going to be big. My buzz increased with everyone I […]

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Who knew?

When I get to bed on time (Sunday night), I wake up on time (Monday morning). When I fall asleep on the couch and don’t get up to go to bed until 2am (Last night), I sleep through my alarm and wake up late (today). This makes a lot of sense. You could call it […]

NaNoWriMo Recap

I suppose I should talk about NaNoWriMo. About juggling multiple projects in a month-long attempt to write 50,000 words. I did the same for last year’s NaNoWriMo in this post and that format seems as good as any to rip off and use again. Goal Checklist Complete a new draft of┬áLove & Pickpockets, goal of […]

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I Delete Words During NaNoWriMo.

My goal is to finish stories, not to gather words I know will be deleted with shame and haste on December first. I don’t count my tweets. I don’t count my blog posts, or newsletter content. There’s a rallying cry I often hear in the throes of November: “It still counts!” But, to what purpose? […]

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Love My Deadlines

I think I must thrive on anxiety. Of course, if that were true, my sciatic nerve wouldn’t be quite so loud right now, and the panic attacks that have been kicking up more frequently of late might not even be a consideration. But still, I work best under pressure. Or more consistently under pressure? Whatever. […]

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