Saturday, December 28, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Epic! New! Project!
So. If you follow me on Twitter (@ anabstar), you may have seen randomness regarding backers and other things. Well, now that I probably don't have your attention, here's the news you haven't been waiting for.
About the epic new project.
So, earlier this year, mike speegle published Artifice online, in installments. I'm gonna kind of be stealing that same idea, the idea of the serial, published at intervals that will be random, rather than set, but it's still going to be happening.
The cool part is that you all get to help.
Yup. You heard me.
So. Here's how it's going to work--it's kinda like kickstarter but there's only one option and you don't have to pay any money.
What do you mean, no have to pay no monies?
To back the project, all it takes is being a willing conspirator. You mind find yourself receiving random questions and dialogue prompts from me, and if ou back the project, you're saying that you're willing to help... In return, you (or at least my perception of you), become a character in the short. No, not calling this a novel, because right now, it's more like a short improv gig. So, if you happen to respond to a dialogue prompt on Twitter, that's going to get incorporated in, somehow--this whole idea started when molly mullery responded very awesomely to a random tweet, and my brain just went from there.
Okay, bored now, so the rest of the random details... if you're interested in getting involved, you can leave a comment below, give me a shoutout on Twitter, or just keep an eye open for my next call!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Had a frenzied typing session on the Skyriter tonight (oh yeah, if you didn't know it, mpclemens hooked me up with one of my grail machines in his cleanout... I'll get around to posting picturesnstuff eventually, promise), and I had this epiphany of a question, which may have already been asked, but what the hell. I'll ask it again.
What's your typing style?
(Can't figure out how to embed the poll in this post, so check it out at the top of the sidebar!)
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Shifting away from fiction.
Towards... I don't know.
No, not away from fiction.
Just away from the idea that came back and wanted to be worked on.
We're taking some time off.
We need our space.
It kinda feels like getting dumped, when an idea pulls away.
You give it so much time, so much energy, and then all of a sudden,
Just... ignoring you.
For the time being, at least.
I could go back, back to the collected past of ideas,
And pull something out of the pile and see what can happen.
But I don't know if I want to do that.
For so long, writing has defined part of my life.
Who I am.
What I do.
I don't remember the last drought period, but there has to be one.
I could check the books, find it,
And maybe I'll do that.
When I have the time.
If I ever have the time.
That's when I'll go back and find an idea to work on.
But until then?
Until then, the nebulosity of the new and unproven floats around.
Maybe someday, they'll want to come out.
Until then, I'll just be.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Yay. I still lead the Mafia, but I finally punched my Brigade card.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Fauxcast. Even better.
There's another reason. This explains it well.
Update. In the past 24 hours, I have read the 1500+ comic archive of PHD comics. Great source of procrastination.
2nd Update: It also may be part of a strong craving for ramen.
Monday, March 4, 2013
But typewriters? I did my obligatory ITAM post without knowing it was ITAM, so it looks like we're good.
And CLUB? Well, no local or used bookstores that I've found around here, so there's not much point!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
And cowboy rock and roll
Should get in some quick review,
Of the dorsal columns and anterolateral tracts
Or how calcium conducts electric potentials through the heart
But all I can do is sit here,
Thinking about California One.
Monday, January 21, 2013
And the night is still young.
Too bad it's not fiction, right?
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
If you need a pick me up--but with a disclaimer that if you aren't a scientist or aren't familiar with this world, you may not find them as hilariously awesome as I think they are--but still. Check it out.