Murder the unchosen alternative

Murder the unchosen alternative

Murder the unchosen alternative. I was awake until 5am this morning. A possible job opportunity flagged up and I spent 24 hours thinking of ways to make it happen and get the books done on time. I lost a whole day because I forgot you can’t have everything. Well I can’t have everything. You know that joke that men can’t …

Void Days

Get your head in the game dumbass

Hi Earlier Today Stephen, Do not open your fucking email, internet browser, or messenger apps until AFTER your word count is done for the day. There’s a reason you added that to your first draft checklist, dumbass. Today you were an overconfident, recovering addict. You were a few writing sprints into today, cranking out about 1,200 words an hour (which …

First Draft Flow State

First Draft Flow State Checklist

First Draft Flow State. I have the attention span of a Ritalin deprived cocker spaniel on a coke and amphetamine speedball. In my old life I’d be greeted in meetings with SQUIRREL! That quick pick up/put down thinking works well for brainstorming but makes writing a first draft tortuous failure. I don’t procrastinate, I actively sabotage myself like a split …

Midnighter. Property of DC Comics

Brandish the bloodied corpse of solved problems

Brandish the bloodied corpse of solved problems How I Lived Then. I’m too lazy for Goa. I’ve spent the last 16 months working part time jobs and self-indulgently finding myself from my mid-terrace on the East Coast of Northern Ireland. I’m enlightened on video games, binge watching Netflix, Facebook, and snacking. Fucking useless preparation for anything else. Fear you see. …

i am the toxic avenger

I Am The Toxic Avenger

Unsubscribe Now. You know those people who promise to grow mailing lists by thousands in 30 days? I’m the antithesis of them. I’m the anti-mailing list builder. Based on the rate people have been unsubscribing I’m toxic. That’s ok I can feel me careening all over the place trying to settle on a tone, topic, format and voice. Reading these …

Magic Writing Toolkit

Magic Writing Toolkit

Magic Writing Toolkit. I’m an organizational black hole. Give me too many moving parts, and I’ll lose them, break them, or get distracted by something new, shiny and hopefully blessed with magic powers. It took me a while, but I finally settled on a few tools to help me be productive. Google Drive I store everything on Google Drive, but …

Void Days

Void Days

Regular Service will resume soon I promise I’ll get back to talking about writing soon. Void Days It’s 6 pm. I remember 30% of my day at most. These are void days. I wake up nerves shredded and snarling. I pick up and put down five or ten tasks an hour with big burst starts and screeching Unfinished stops. Every …