Focus Fox says: The worst novel on the page is far better than the best novel in your head. Unless placed there by alien tech, then it’s a toss up.
My six-year-old daughter was bringing chapstick to school. “Don’t let anyone use your chapstick,” I said. “Mom,” She huffed then said, “I’m not that kind of girl.”
Focus Fox: Muses
Focus Fox says: If your novel suxs, you can always try burning it in a ritual sacrifice to appease the Muses. Or you could learn from it and make the next one better.
Focus Fox: Try
Focus Fox Says: There is no try, only do, and do not. So be careful which one you use or you could cause a space-time paradox.
KidBit: Bad Name
My 6 year-old daughter was in tears. “He called me a bad name.” “What did he call you?” Referring to the red headed four-year old that held on to my shirt. “A chandelier,” she said. Well, that shed some light on the argument.
What ranks lower than Morse Code
I was thinking about the web of connections we make in our lives and the method we use to communicate. I’m not a super social person. My day-job is a remote position. I spend my days in wall-to-wall phone calls, wading through email tsunami and IM flood. My order of preference for most communication is…
Focus Fox: internet
Focus Fox says: Only by writing first can you keep the distracting internet squirrels at bay. The other option is to shut off the internet.
last minute packers
I’ve a friend who is going to a writer conference in another continent. She also recently lost weight which complicated the packing situation. She talked about starting to pack weeks before the event. I was so impressed. I come from a long line of last minute packers. We are the packers that ten minutes before…
In recent conversation I jokingly said, “I was born in seventy-dos.” What I thought my friend said was, “Is that Spanklish?” I hereby want to create a new word: Spanklish. I debated what it could mean. Here’s what I came up with. Someone who hides spanx under his clothing. (Yes, they have spanx for men: https://tinyurl.com/lg7dsqx)…
My writing life is infested with squirrels. My squirrels try to out do each other and pop up to distract me at the most awkward times. I have at least four. 1. The Squirrel in Armor – She is tough and rattles her saber. Smells like pipe-smoke. May hang out with wizards and thieves. …