Tag: Life on Shuffle

Nolite te NaNoWriMo Carborundorum!

Nolite te NaNoWriMo Carborundorum!

I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year.  Between work and blogging and work and family stuff and work I just didn’t have the time to commit to it properly.  And that’s okay.  I’ve learned my lesson from past years when I’ve tried to do it just as things were getting crazy and it destroyed me. DO NOT BE DESTROYED, MY BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS. I want to talk to you about this NaNo thing, because it’s something I have a bit of experience doing.  I’ve done 10 total NaNoWriMos.  While I’ve always hit the word count (#bragging) I’ve also finished 8/10 stories during the month. […]

Posted November 11, 2017 in Writing // 2 Comments //
Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

I read novels to get immersed into awesome worlds. Okay, so if I really broke it down I would tell you that characters are awesome, plot is essential, love stories are annoying (I’M SORRY GUYS, I WANT MONSTERS NOT KISSING), and can magic please exist?  But the escapism element?  Yeah, that’s why I read in a single element.  Books are way cooler than real life. For people like me who would rather fly on hippogriffs than sweep the kitchen, having a strong setting that leaves room for the imagination is essential.  In my reading experience, this is best with food. DISCLAIMER It […]

Posted August 5, 2017 in Reading, Writing // 10 Comments //
NaNoNovel Preview:  Sparky’s Cover!

NaNoNovel Preview: Sparky’s Cover!

I’ve been playing around with a new idea for a book, one that is playful and simple and inspired by an episode of Eureka. Details still need to be hashed, but I put together a cover for it today.  Although, I can’t seem to get a lot of the layers to merge properly so the JPG looks the same as the PSD file?  Nonetheless, I like it.  I wanted it to be simple, because so many of my covers are ridiculously complicated and it’s time to have one that stands out a little. Presenting:  Sparky Jones:  Life on Shuffle.

Posted August 30, 2012 in My Stories // 0 Comments //