Me: I don’t really know how to write it… Actually I’m beginning to think that every book I write I’m going to start by saying, “Okay, I don’t do this but…” Arkem: I was about to say. Me: The last one turned out okay, though, right? I don’t write thrillers. (But the first real book-like-thing […]
Today’s song doesn’t have a video clip. Technically it doesn’t even have an official existence. It’s a remix. By TheMattSmith.* And it starts with the immortal words, “Now usually I don’t do this…”** Go here and listen: Call Me Maybe vs. Ignition * Which is funny because while I’m pretty sure he has nothing to […]
Me: I need my brain for other things. Arkem: Plotting. Me: Yep. (Pause) It sounds so much worse when you say it. Writers tend to fall into two categories: plotters and pantsers (as in by-the-seat-of-their-pants). I have always fallen into the make-it-up-as-I-go-along category, stumbling blindly through the story woodland and bumping into things and calling […]
I have a… problem isn’t the word, but it’s close. There’s this thing anyway with Drink Me where you can read it in a way that’s… not what I intended. I’ve been aware of it for a while now. And I don’t mind people reading it that way because honestly the idea of following that […]
Personally, I’m hanging out for ThinkGeek’s moodINQ – Programmable Tattoo System to become a reality.
Yesterday one of my readers* came over and we worked through the notes they’d given me on Drink Me. I kind of love doing that in person because it gives me the opportunity to wave my arms and roll my eyes and stick my tongue out at them when I disagree. Which I think helps […]
So I’m clearly not the first to put these two ideas together…