7 Ways to Fill Up a Blank Book

In attempt to regain the usual rhythm of my blog after rightfully devoting my previous two entries to what needed to be talked about, today I look to the delight of blank books (i.e. notebooks, journals, etc.) and all the possibilities they entail. Any blank page is a call for freedom of control over what appears before the surface and for anyone who doesn’t use blanks books regularly may be, at first, intimidated by what to do. This is where I break down just a few possibilities for what can be documented in a blank book, as well as recommendations for what kind of blank books would be wisest to use: Continue reading “7 Ways to Fill Up a Blank Book”

Of Guns and Pens

I can imagine this post to be a bit rambly, as I try to make sense of all that happened last weekend. Already from my previous post, there was a small mentioning of what would eventually become one of the worst weekends ever. I don’t expect to find any resolution of any sort, let alone a silver lining. I just want to explain and analyze from there.

Last weekend was one that I was originally looking forward to, and for two reasons: 1. The red egg and ginger party for my dad’s friend’s new grandson was held (and for those who don’t know what a red egg and ginger party is, you can read about it here) and 2. I got to participate in an event for Barnes & Noble for my very first time. Continue reading “Of Guns and Pens”

justice

Bad and/or stressful events happen in the world all the time. I just can’t seem to ignore the ongoing race for the next president of the United States that won’t have an end in sight for at least another five more months. I also remain furious as our justice system continues to let down rape victims by giving rapist Brock Turner only six months in jail, for raping an unconscious woman last year. As of recent, the year of losing musical talent continues; this time, from gun violence.

It’s a lot to go off of that can bring many spirits down, which is why today’s post is being kept short, in the matters of giving something to read and giving something to do. Continue reading “justice”

When to Stop Expanding a Universe

I’m going to reveal something that I thought about doing that I never told anyone before. A few months after A Moment’s Worth was released, I had thoughts about doing a companion novella to it. It would have focused on the character Baleia, who was most definitely the most vague character of them all, and about her journey. But then I considered otherwise, and made the decision to not pursue it. I realized that if I were to write such a piece, it would take away some of the looseness and mystery that snakes its way throughout the original novel. That, along with the fact that I had finished my time in that universe, and I was ready to move on to something else (that something else obviously being my second novel). Continue reading “When to Stop Expanding a Universe”