Good Quote

I am currently reading Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings. I came across this today:

“What does the story mean, then?”
“It means what you want it to mean,” Hoid said. “The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”

That pretty much nails it. This is why.

Goals are moving along well. More writing than ever. Soon enough I’ll be caught up with my missed goals and moving on. I can only hope that I am giving you questions to think upon.


Fun with Numbers

I am officially at 10% of my goal for the year. Of course, I should have arrived at that point probably mid-February. Eventually I’ll be ahead of my goal. For now, I just keep moving along.

Speaking of missed goals, I have 52% of my missing words caught up. While I am currently at 14k words,  I should actually be closer to 21k. In due time. I am just happy to be creating.

Are you meeting your goals, whatever they might be?


Our Lego Minotaurus layout.This is our version of Legos Minotaurus. Will let you know how the game goes.


Small Update

Just a small update here.
I haven’t in general made time for updating this lately. Time being finite and all. And wanting to have something worth saying, not just filler. Suppose though that this post counts as filler. I have some writing related posts I want to make, but as I am a relative nobody in the writing field at this point, I doubt that stuff would get read too much anyway.
I guess the bottom line is that the writing is important, all else is secondary. Until I’ve “Made It” (TM) all of this stuff is secondary.
I’ve been working on the midsommer madness over at liberty hall, but at my own pace. I don’t know what made me think I’d be able to keep up with their schedule, that lasted about a week. But the projects Mike created for it have been great. I’m just a bit farther behind than the rest. Still working on it Mike!
My wife got me an awesome hand crafted pen for father’s day. The middle of the pen is made of wood. It’s pictured above. It writes wonderfully. Of course, without me to use it, it serves little purpose. That leads to the obvious conclusion. I must write.
It’s funny, but something so little as writing down the date next to my current writing has prompted me to keep at it lately. Having the date there as made me 1) not want to miss a day and 2) want to write at least as much as I did the day previous.

Should mention that the current project is tentatively titled the Dragon Lords. Or it will have another title and be “A Dragon Lords Novel”. The bingo story wasn’t as done as I’d thought. But now it truly is done, conclusion and all. Need a final read through then I’m sending it out to the wider world.

Thanks to Joshua over at Blue Ink Alchemy for inadvertently prompting this post.

Naming the Unnamed

I used to have such an easy time figuring out a name for characters. Now, more often, I sit there and stare and stare and stare at it, trying to figure out what to use. I think part of it us I’m over thinking it. at the same time, I know there are some word combos I repeat a lot. Since I’ve noticed I do that, I try to avoid it. Maybe try too much.