Back on Hiatus

Hey, everyone. I'm going to keep this one short. First thing's first . . . I hated last week's post. I rushed through something I'd intended to be important and beautiful. While at the Met, I'd taken a bunch of pictures I intended to use in "The Emperor's Gun," explaining how much inspiration museums provide … Continue reading Back on Hiatus

Let’s Talk About: The Emperor’s Pistol

I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this past Wednesday. It was the beginning of a new trend I've started of just getting out of the house. Maybe it's in celebration of finishing the edit of Memory. More likely, it's just an intense desire to be out having fun when I have the freedom to … Continue reading Let’s Talk About: The Emperor’s Pistol

The Plot, As It Is Now

Hi there. Apologies for this one being late, but I used my days off this week to hunker down and finish editing Memory: Shadow of the Lord Sun. I completed it on Tuesday, then had to work the rest of the week until today, so sacrifices were made. I'm still really happy about it though, because … Continue reading The Plot, As It Is Now

Writer’s Workshop #5 – “Let’s Dance”

Disclaimer: I went in . . . really hard on the "I'm going to start posting whatever day of the week" thing. If this is your first time hearing this, yes, expect posts on days other than Monday. My work schedule continues to demand flexibility from the rest of my life, so I'm now officially … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop #5 – “Let’s Dance”

“What if it doesn’t work out?”

At my local Dunkin Donuts, I'm sitting at a small table, a friend and former coworker swiping over it with a napkin. "So, I'm just gonna talk to you a minute--just a short thing about the company I work for. It'll just take 20 minutes, tops." The table clear of crumbs, he pulls out a … Continue reading “What if it doesn’t work out?”

Just Watched #4 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

Disclaimer: Man, yesterday was one of the worst days of my life in recent times. Nothing life-alteringly horrible happened, but plenty (like too many) small things went horribly wrong. There was the having-a-long-heated-debate-with-a-friend-about-why-I-don't-date part. There was the discovering-the-spot-of-grease-that-was-smeared-all-over-the-foot-of-the-stairs-in-my apartment-building part, during which I took a comically bad fall and landed on my hand and hip. … Continue reading Just Watched #4 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

The Way Forward

So, I spent about a week making sure the edit of "Aixa" was perfect. It took way longer than I thought it would. But, as stressful and difficult as that edit was, I enjoyed doing it . . . . . . because it felt important. And it felt right. It was something that I … Continue reading The Way Forward

“It has to be perfect.”

At work, Louis is trying to record a voice message on an answering machine. "Thank you for calling ticketing services at [redacted]. We are open from--" The line clicks. The woman training him is smiling. "You paused too long." Louis blinks. "Okay," he says, thinking, Seriously? Louis tries again. Gets two sentences in before another click. … Continue reading “It has to be perfect.”