I’m about to release another novel. I’m terrified. And that’s okay. Let me back up a bit before I continue. This article’s as much for my benefit as anyone else. Sure, I’m hoping some reader out there will take some comfort from this meandering string of phrases, but chiefly it’s more about getting my mental… Continue reading Release Fears
Friday, January 20th. It’s a moment where I desperately need to pry a thought out of my head. I expect some of you might feel the same way. My wife has a terrible phobia of bees, wasps, yellowjackets; really, anything that flies and stings and makes a home best described with the word “hive”. Phobia… Continue reading We already fear Fear itself.
Sorry to delay the next world-building article, but I sorely needed to get this off of my chest. So bear with me. It’s 2017. I know because I’ve multiple calendars scattered across my workspace. There’s the one on my phone, the one on my desktop, and there’s the one that’s included in this blogging site.… Continue reading Being a “Real Writer”
Hey all, 2016 here. It says MMXVI on the stationary, but that’s because Corporate likes the look of it. Anyway … Yeah … this is awkward. But uncomfortable or not I wanted to talk to you, so I’ve plucked up the courage to do so. Because, really, I don’t think we’ve talked nearly enough during… Continue reading A Note From 2016 To You
MOOD: *ominous pipe organ flourish* Currently working on: The Lexicon Calopa (Timeline, Glossary, New Maps) Music: Dethalbum 1, Dethklok It’s trite. It’s cliché. It’s the fodder for lazy villain writing, and the foundation for an antagonist validating their bad behavior to the protagonist. But now, I get to co-opt the statement for my own positive… Continue reading You Can Do This Too
Hey all. In light of the recent fracas at YouTube, and given that’s where I choose to host my vlog, I though it high time to send them a thank-you note on behalf of the creative community. Enjoy! Dearest YouTube, Hello there. It’s me. Xero. You don’t know me, nor would I be arrogant enough… Continue reading A Thank-you Note to YouTube
Through serendipity—serendipity here having the meaning of a friend winning tickets, and then unfortunately not being able to go—my wife and I found ourselves in a resplendent theater last night for one of the special screenings of the latest DC animation feature, Batman: The Killing Joke. We played Pokémon Go while we waited, as some… Continue reading Batman: The Killing Joke review