Concept Art – Poorly Educated but Well Read

Subtitled: “too poor to be classically educated and dwelling on it the more that I read”
OR “my education is so porous, I could fill a red well”

Occasionally I like my subtitles better than my title and get sidetracked in interestingly irrelevant ways.

On to the discussion! Continue reading Concept Art – Poorly Educated but Well Read

Misplaced Missive #157 – Real Love

Told with the fondness of nostalgia,
I grew up with the same few stories,
Like prized childhood memories
Of times considered better.

Where violence was common,
And insults became funny after time.
Because when you’re that young,
Everything seems worse than it was. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #157 – Real Love

December’s Theme – I’m Late, I’m Late, For A Very Important Date….

...No time to say hello. Goodbye! I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!
…No time to say hello. Goodbye! I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!

Aren’t these theme posts supposed to be published on the first of the month? Yes, yes they are.
Are they always? Almost never. Whoops. Continue reading December’s Theme – I’m Late, I’m Late, For A Very Important Date….

NaNo 2015 Recap + December Goals

National Novel Writing Month is finished for 2015, and I’ve taken a bit of a break from my novel. I wrote a few hundred words on Tuesday. Otherwise, I’ve been catching up on Netflix (I just started watching Sherlock with Cumberbatch and Martin. Quick rip: I like it). But I really only want this to be a temporary break from writing to reset my brain. Continue reading NaNo 2015 Recap + December Goals

NaNo Update: The End is Nigh!

I can’t believe November is over in 12 hours. It’s been a long month. I think I’ll have some real lessons to take away once I’ve verified my final word count tonight, but I’ll discuss those in a later post.

After five days of travel for Thanksgiving weekend, my word count sits at 46,628. Continue reading NaNo Update: The End is Nigh!

Misplaced Missive #5: Lost At Sea

Patience that knows no shore,
Washes into a sea of restless waiting for
Effort to come to fruition.
Pleading for permission.
I’m begging you: release me from this prison
Of blind high dives and titanic lies.

Water, water everywhere
And not a drop to drink Continue reading Misplaced Missive #5: Lost At Sea

Haiku Sunday NaNo Edition – Aston

“Aston”

Long-faced child of war-
Soft hazel eyes search the trees
Knowing not for what.

Author’s Note: Aston is the other protagonist (along with Jaed) for my novel, “Aston and Jaed”. Aston looks much like an ethnic Felding; fair skin, hazel eyes, light brown hair, and a tall, lean build. A young man of 19, Aston grew up in the shadow of the Second Clan War, in which his father was killed when Aston was only twelve. Aston has a strong sense of duty for his family, but he also cares for Jaed deeply. He must reconcile his past in order to become the honorable man he wants to be.

MOAR Milestones! …however arbitrary

No, the arbitrary milestone has nothing to do with NaNo, although I will cover that in a bit. I am happy to announce that Red String PaperCuts has reached a new, totally arbitrary and not-at-all-indicative-of-future-success milestone!

2014-2015 Comparison scrnsht Continue reading MOAR Milestones! …however arbitrary

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