Are distractions really that bad?

Betteridge’s Law of Headlines states that if the headline ends in a question mark, it can be answered by the word “no”. And today is no different. But hear me out on this one.

It has begun

It’s officially 2019. That means 85k90 has started. I am approaching this a little differently than I did NaNoWriMo. We’ll see how well that works out.

Loves Last Labor

The predawn air was cool and damp. It was a good day to die. Finally, peace reigned over the small Appalachian town again. It had been a bloody and terrifying three weeks since it all started. Samantha didn’t know how she had managed to keep Jonathan away from the violence and death that had plagued …

It’s been a quiet week

In Lake Wobegon…… No wait, that isn’t right. But if you understand the reference, you’re awesome. If you don’t understand it, you’re still probably awesome. Just not as awesome. Things are moving as planned. It’s kind of scary, actually. I get confused when things are going smoothly. I’m really excited for January 1st to get here …

2 weeks to go

As I am writing this, it is Tuesday December 18th. Two weeks from now, I’ll be starting on a one year journey to maybe actually publishing a book. I hope. (foul language ahead, proceed at your own peril)

Last of a Dying Breed (Preview)

As promised, here is the prologue of my upcoming 85k90 project. This is the story of Jackson Parish, a man with nothing left to lose.

Keeping busy

Things have been hectic this week. I’ve gotten a lot accomplished but I don’t have much to show for it. That’s OK. I’ve got a few projects I’m juggling right now, in addition to my normal writing routine.  

Getting ready for 85k90

In a little less than a month, the 85k90 writing challenge will begin. I think I’m going to be ready, but the best laid plans of mice and men…

Another NaNoWriMo victory. But where do we go from here?

For the second year in a row, I have successfully completed National Novel Writing Month. It took me an extra day this year. 26 days instead of 25. I blame it on having to put new brakes on the car. Today, my brain is mush. My hands are throbbing. But I can’t stop. I have …

O.C.D.Z. (complete and unabridged)

A blast from the past. Originally published in a serial format, posted daily to http://www.shamblingbraineaters.com here is the entire text in one piece.