Wow, September went by really fast. I've just taken a look at my reading list and I only read 10 books this month (my average is closer to 15). Some of that I'm sure was catching up on a few animes. But I've also been knitting and spinning quite a bit to get ready for the colder weather.
I've read a lot of writing advice discussing how to get your muse to talk to you. While this seems to be helpful to some, my problem is mostly I can't get mine to shut up. Ever. Muse, in this case refers to a little bit of constantly running internal commentary, often a source of …
I recently finished reading A Gentleman in Moscow for the book club I participate in. I have to say I found it to be one of the more enjoyable books I’ve read for the club so far. For a book about a man stuck in a hotel for most of his life, it was surprisingly entertaining.
So I've been knocked out by a cold the last few days, but I'm finally on the mend. But I basically slept through the weekend and Monday and was only barely concious yesterday. Which means I owe you guys a post or three to catch up. I lieu of talking about reading today I'd like …
My friend's son is entering kindergarten and is already a voracious reader. He's very interested in science at the moment, especially space and the international space station. On Facebook she mentioned that his dream job at the moment is "a Firefighter Astronaut who puts out house fires on Saturn." That thought tumbled around all day in my head and popped out onto (digital) paper during my train ride home as "I'm a Space Station Firefighter." Its still a rough draft, but I think I'd like to do something with it. I'd love comments and suggestions on the draft. You can read it here.
August was a lot of catching up on the new releases from last month. I also squeezed in a new series, a few old favorites and my book club book a month early. Despite reading 12 books this month my spreadsheet informs me that I’m actually down a bit in terms of books read this month. I expect that’s because of all the writing I’ve been doing. That said, here’s what I read this month
One of the best pieces of advice I've ever gotten was if you want to get good at something, Keep your tools with you all the time. A writer should never be without something to write with. A photographer should always have a camera. A musician should keep their instrument close and so on. While this is probably easier for a flute player than a cellist, it should be even easier for a writer. All you need is a pen or pencil and a small notebook. Or even just your phone (I wrote the draft of this on Google Docs on my phone on the subway).