The Definition of Stress

Remember that old joke: Stress - (n.) The confusion created when the mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living shit out of some asshole who desperately needs it.   Well, my stress is partly that, but partly this: When the desire to live on your own terms is subsumed by the demands … Continue reading The Definition of Stress

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Moving Forward

  So it looks like it's really going to happen, I'm really going to unleash Andrej, Neko, and Anne-Marie on the world, probably late this summer. This is, quite frankly, terrifying. Honest to dog, I don't know how I'm going to make myself do all the obligatory marketing and selling. I don't want to become … Continue reading Moving Forward

Cover Me

  My time lately has been concentrated on researching book covers: designs, designers, how-to, software, stock photos, pre-made vs. commissioned. What I've decided is since I want to give the book its best chance possible I am going to commission cover art. My reasons are thus: 1. I want good art that will stand out, … Continue reading Cover Me

Weekly Card – King of Cups

This week we have the King of Cups from the glorious Touchstone Tarot. Cups are associated with the element of Water, and emotions. Here's a guy who'll wine you and dine you, nothing's too good for the ultimate romantic experience. All the Kings are associated with Fire, so this guy is Fire of Water. Steam. … Continue reading Weekly Card – King of Cups

Hi Diddle-dee-dee, the NaNo Life for Me

Call me crazy, but I'm going to sign up for NaNoWriMo again this year. Why, you ask? Because I need to get back in the groove of writing every day. Yes, I know, I can hear you saying "What about all that whining about no time to write?" Nothing has changed on that front, I … Continue reading Hi Diddle-dee-dee, the NaNo Life for Me

Weekly Card – Temperance

Temperance from the Victorian Romantic Tarot 2nd edition from Baba Studio is our card this week. This deck is exquisite, with many beautiful cards, but this one is transcendent. Temperance is precisely that, in the sense of moderation, not total abstinence. It speaks to us of keeping things in balance in our lives, avoiding overindulging … Continue reading Weekly Card – Temperance

Weekly Card – Justice!

  Justice from the Victorian Romantic Tarot. Justice is a card of...well, justice. Balancing things, weighing them evenly. Possibly being called to account for your actions. A judgement in your favor. Fairness and the rule of law. Time to think logically, but balance rigid logic with the intuition, perhaps some compassion. Don't let the letter … Continue reading Weekly Card – Justice!