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A Confession

Dusty KeysLike many of you, I too started the new year with renewed inspiration and tackled my goals with a vigor that was slightly lacking towards the end of the year.  One of those goals that I had been working on, and continue to do so, is writing.

But, but, you haven’t posted anything all year!

Yes yes, I know, and that’s where this confession comes in.  Part of my blogging endeavor was initially created to put myself on a writing schedule, to have timelines that I had to stick to, and to keep my fingers from gathering dust.  I’m here to tell you that even though I’ve been trolling the internet with little to no presence, I have not given up my New Year’s goal.

I hesitate to say “resolution” because it’s so finite, so easy to fail.  A goal is something to aspire to, something that is obtainable, so different than the typical resolutions that we all commit to at the end of December and then let fizzle out as the new year progresses.

To the untrained eye, it seems as though I have failed in my writing goal for the new year.  Much to the contrary, I’ve been creating something of a storm on my laptop, living room, and even local coffee shops with the flurries of keystrokes that have been going on!  Even though the blog has been quiet, it’s the eye before the storm of literary creation.

The Archivist

If you missed one of the previous posts, To Boldly Go, I am running a comedy LARP next month at DunDraCon up in San Ramon, California.  The story creation and character writing has been going swimmingly.  So swimmingly, in fact, that I’m slightly disappointed to have only slotted 16 characters in the game!  Though unlike some beloved Mutant Sagas that have been going on for years, I will try my darndest to keep within the limits of character creation for this game.  Next one?  I will in all likelihood add a good number of characters to the game list.

So while my presence on the internet may be slightly less active, fear not!  I am, and will continue to use my creative powers for good.  Keep an eye out for less frequent posts, writing updates, and photo shenanigans…

 

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Harry Dresden, Books, Talks, and Creative Motivation

Back in 2008 while I was still living on the East Coast, I was lucky enough to play a part in the student-run SciFi convention known as MadiCon.  That spring we were proud to play host to Jim Butcher, New York Times Bestselling author of the Dresden Files.  At the time, he had just published the ninth book in his contemporary fantasy/mystery series… and I hadn’t read a single one of them.  Not that I wasn’t interested, of course, but I was more along the lines of not-on-the-up-and-up when it came to new(er) books and movies.  As a courtesy to our guest of honor, and so that the Con-Chair didn’t have to, I bit the bullet and buckled down to read a book or two before the con.

Harry and Sue

Harry and Sue

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LARPing: To Boldly Go…

Captain’s log: Stardate 40247.3

At the edge of the Alpha Quadrant, we’ve picked up a distress beacon coming from a nearby M-Class planet.  We initially proceeded with a routine rescue response until our science officer discovered it was not only a beacon of Starfleet design, but it was 17 years old!  Could it be? The lost away team of the USS Krofft?  We would have to send out the away team for these pour souls that Starfleet has waited 17 years for… and bring those people home!

A Star Trek/70s SciFi LARP for 16 people.

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