So, as reported in Workbook 3 the other day, I’ve not been a busy boy, at least not creatively. Other than the reworking of a couple of guitar riffs for my band, there hasn't really been any progress made on any of the current projects. Listen, even before I went on vacation for a 4-day weekend, I … Continue reading The Morning Muse 6 | Don’t Stop Believin’
It’s amazing the futility creating in obscurity can be. You’re a virtual unknown with an unproven track record as a creative entity. Sure, you’ve had a dozen or so of your stories published, half that number in poetry published, and at least 50 journalistic articles published, yet still your readership seems ethereal. It may be … Continue reading Journal Juice 12 | A Little Less Alone
No XL, No Problem So this weekend I grabbed three new t-shirts. This particular one is my favorite of the trio. However, given this half of a basketball I call an abdomen, I needed to get it in size XL just so there's room for comfort, especially given the likely shrinkage tendency upon washing that would … Continue reading Daybook 1 | New Locale. New Music. New Shirt.
All current creative projects The week that was . . . Created redundant file backups in the cloud for a more flexible and seamless workflow (or so that's the idea). Reworked a couple of guitar riffs for a n/t/a song written back in March. Tried to fit new lyrics to it but the cadence isn't quite … Continue reading Workbook 3 | July 19-25, 2015 – Late Vacation Edition
Saint Ruckus is the umbrella project name for a few different solo music projects that I consolidated together. It's all one-man-band, producer, self-engineered stuff by me at home in my la-bor-a-tory. This is an anthology of some of the stuff I've done over the years, going back to 2007 up until around 2009 or so. Mostly … Continue reading My Music | Saint Ruckus
I generally hate my writing work immediately after it goes into beta reads, whether that be a writer friend, an editor, or call me neurotic, but especially when it is officially published for the general reading public. I’ve been sharing my writing work publicly for nearly twenty years and I still get nervous about feedback and reviews. … Continue reading The Morning Muse 5 | Warts and All
I remember my time in virtual writing workshops and communities years back, most notably in the Zoetrope Virtual Studio. When I first joined Zoetrope in November 1998, I was quite the novice with maybe a dozen or two finished short stories and a bunch of false-start novels (that to this day are unfinished). At the … Continue reading The Morning Muse 4 | A Brief Glance Backward