Wandering Wednesday #4 – Long Beach, CA

It’s been far too long since I last wandered on a Wednesday with you all, and for that I apologize. I truly do enjoy exchanging my written words for spoken ones every now and then, but admittedly I’ve slacked. Blame it on the NBA. Not to worry! Because not only do I have a power-packed Wandering Wednesday video-blog for today, but I can also promise more frequent Wandering Wednesday vlogs to close out this year and open the new one. […]

The Novel Chronicles – Episode 3

So remember when I blogged about NaNoWriMo at the start of this month? I had such high aspirations of completing my second novel after starting it last November. Well, I kinda bailed on this second attempt after just 476 words. And that’s what I’d qualify as an epic fail. I just wasn’t feeling it. So rather than force my creative juices to flow through an impenetrable dam, I decided to start going back through my first novel. It’s probably been […]

NaNoWriMo, Take 2

It’s November. And in case you were ignorantly unaware, this is National Pomegranate Month. But more relevant to this post and to non-farmers at large, it’s also National Novel Writing Month. Or NaNoWriMo, if you’re hip like a mammal with hips. Last November I became a “WriMo” for the first time and undertook the arduous task of writing my second novel in a single month. 50,000 words in 30 days. Blam. Except, well, I kinda failed. The first half of […]

The Novel Chronicles – Episode 2

A couple weeks ago I re-uploaded a classic video to my YouTube channel and blogged about it here on my site. This special video was the very first episode of my Facebook video series, The Novel Chronicles, in which I video-blogged about my novel-writing process/progress from over two years back. But alas, that was only the beginning! Now comes Episode 2, filmed on a sunny (or cloudy) June 20th of 2009. Yes, this video is 11 monstrous minutes long, but […]

The Novel Chronicles – Episode 1

Upon graduating from the University of Georgia two years back, I determined to write a novel. I’d been struck with a story idea my last couple years of school, and once I was finally set free from those academic shackles, I set loose on this novel. To maintain motivation levels along this massive writing marathon, I produced video-blog updates on my novel’s progress. I called these five-to-ten minute “episodes” The Novel Chronicles and usually uploaded an episode to Facebook every […]

TMZ: Dreamer

The most memorable-slash-horrifying dream I ever experienced occurred when I was a child in Pennsylvania. I was standing at the top of our staircase, upon a small rug that was inexplicably placed there, when suddenly my little brother ran up and literally pulled the rug out from under me (note the correct usage of “literally” here). I tumbled backwards down the stairs and before I could hit the bottom, I awoke with a deep gasp and cold sweat. Alas, that […]

TMZ: Creator

No, I’m not the Creator. But I am a creator. I love that the God of the Universe created, well, the universe, and then the universe in turn creates things ourselves. Blows my mind. People are so talented and gifted and creative. Seriously, how did we ever come up with automobiles or guitars or haikus? How did we splice together enough scenes to compile a mind-bending film, or string together enough words to craft an epic novel? We inherited the […]