Focus Fox says: Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment and the chocolate in your hand. paraphrasing Buddha
In a valiant attempt to focus on nano this year, I decided to chronicle my journey creating a humorous short story as a series of blog posts I could schedule over November. (And beyond Bawhahahaha) At this point I have an idea, a character, an archetype, at least thought about the ending twist, reviewed some … Continue reading Short Story: Middle – try fail cycles
Focus Fox says: A New York City detective once said, "I’ve gone into hundreds of fortune-teller’s parlors, and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her." Obviously they needed to clean their crystal balls.
I'm against new years resolutions. It is far too easy for me to make them and when I miss, give up and wait for the next year. So I tend to start my new goals for the year either early or later than January 1st. If I need to reset, I don't have to wait … Continue reading Goals for the New Year 2018
Focus Fox says: Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like no one’s watching, and write like you have a pen name. Paraphrasing an Unknown Author
In a valiant attempt to focus on nano this year, I decided to chronicle my journey creating a humorous short story as a series of blog posts I could schedule over November. (and beyond... bawhahaha) We have already talked about the idea, some character basics, character archetypes, and finding the humor with a journalistic approach. … Continue reading Short Story: Beginning – What does it need to do?
Focus Fox says: The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. So I'm ordering a new pair of eyes online to see if that helps. Paraphrasing Marcel Proust
We had a kid sick with the stomach bug last night. Poor thing. Not sure how interested she will be in Santa Claus. On the brighter side, someone told me that Amazon ran out of coal. I found that hilarious. I'd no idea they actually sold coal. Think it has a gift option? I can … Continue reading Merry Christmas
Focus Fox says: I agree with Christopher Hampton when he said, "Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs." Dogs are scary.
This year was lucky number thirteen participating in Nano - National Novel Writing Month. Like anything else in life, this event was full of opinions about the right way to participate. There were people who turn their noses' up at this event. Their contention was that it's for amateurs. A professional ought to be doing 50K … Continue reading Thoughts on Nano