Tag: books

InCase Anyone Was Wondering…

2014-10-03_00011When I first launched this site I stated that At Eternity’s Gate would hopefully be finished in September, or possibly beyond. Well we are definitely in the beyond camp now. It’s not that I haven’t written the book, I most certainly have. I just haven’t written the best version of it that can exist. This is partly due to some life changes, as the summer has been full of new things for me, including but not limited to:

  • Nausea inducing bouts of existential ponderings.
  • Moving away from somewhere I’ve lived a long time.
  • Not having a job (which was planned, except for the crippling anxiety).
  • Adapting to life with cats. Very evil animals indeed.
  • Asphyxiating levels of self doubt and dense waves of depression.

It’s been hard to reflect properly and admit that I haven’t been who I used to be and who I aspire to become. By no means am I unfamiliar to this process. Read More…

Editing with Physical Copy vs. Word Processors: A Battle of Swords & Lasers

Laser vs swordLasers: A laser is weightless and has no recoil. It’s just a bunch of excited photons all having a party as they beam straight toward your eyeball while your older brother has you pinned to the refrigerator. They’re super fun to use because they go pew pew pew and make pretty colors while severing limbs, incinerating three-legged kittens and blowing up planets. But after you’ve used ‘em for a while it can leave you feeling kinda empty, like you want some heft and recoil, real life feedback. I find that using word processors is about the same as wielding a proper sci-fi laser gun. Yeah, of course it’s awesome but relying solely on coherently phased monochromatic light may not be the best way to gear up for your editing assault. Read More…