The only thing the dark elves and the faerie elves ever agreed on was what to do with a coward. For a coward the choice was between earth or the dark elves' way. The first meant to be buried alive in a grave with worms that burrowed and savored their meals as their secretions triggered … Continue reading Day 28 [Flash Fiction] The Odd Winter
This was taken with a Canon Rebel also from the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. It's called "Audience Wanted" for obvious reasons. I think we seek symmetry when we pursue balance. To be similar to others in a world where everyone is unique. . Photo by Jonathan Pendleton on Unsplash To Unite our efforts to share what we carry … Continue reading Day 25 [Photography] Audience Wanted
Giving myself a week to plan chapter and writing it in a day has been a runaway success in terms of progress but not quality. The priority is still to get the first draft written, so productivity is still the goal. With that being said I also don't want to end up having to edit a complete … Continue reading Day 24 [Reflection]: Immersive Plot Events
6 Hours of Overtime Lunch With Parents Two hours of Writing I am going to go have a much needed drink. I honestly feel really good. This is the third consecutive week I've finished a chapter. It ain't pretty and it's not good, but it's capturing what makes my story unique and different. So that's … Continue reading Day 23 [Novel Progress] Chapter Three Completed
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This was taken with a Canon Rebel in the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. I was there about a month ago to basically feel out how I felt about living in Sacramento. Something about visiting this museum really sealed the deal on wanting to move there. This mask in particularly stood out to me. Just … Continue reading Day 22 [Photography]: “The Totem”
Shot way too late at night with a Canon Rebel. The model is a my friend Elle from the band Angel Sap. I really want to do a less improvised shoot with her and something that's a little more representative of her personality and style. She also happens to have an amazing voice so check … Continue reading Day 21 [Photography]: “A Moment Of Calm”
Between one and ten, with ten being unbearably painful, how much does it hurt to be a writer? Today, it was about a six. Enough to grit my teeth and maybe entertain giving up but no where close to being ready to do it. Enough to put a damper on my day without totally ruining … Continue reading Day 20 [Reflection]: Sinking Below Good Enough
I'm tired of 'funny' comments in writing communities about struggling with writing enough. Sure I believe in writer's block to a point, but something about this progress driven mentality is not sitting well with me. Yes I believe sitting down and writing something, anything at all, has helped make writing a priority. But what's helped … Continue reading Day 19 [Novel Progress]: Value Matters More Than Word Count Right?
This is the second week I've successfully finished writing a chapter. It's not my best writing but it is functional. I've noticed that when I write with plot in mind I tend to write quickly, but with characters I am slow. Instead of fighting it I have decided to embrace it. Right now it's about … Continue reading Day 18 [Novel Progress]: Reflecting on The Second Chapter
It's easy to envy the machine when you you're falling behind It's easy to envy the machine when everything turns to a grind It's easy to envy the machine when the heart is tearing at the seams It's easy to envy the machine when a choice brings harm It's easy to envy the machine when … Continue reading [Day 16-17][Poem] Envy The Machine
Today I felt something I don't know the word for. I had felt it before and lingered on it for the same reason each time. This was however the final time. I am simply tired of this feeling, just because it's toward someone I care deeply about. To begin I found the word I … Continue reading Day 16[Reflection] Finished A Short Story
Life would be simpler if bad choices felt bad and the good ones, good. We wouldn't need things like discipline and restraint. I think a part of me, and a part of a lot of people, wonders if it's possible to live within the confines of discipline and restraint and be happy. One of the … Continue reading Day 15 [Reflection] You should love words, but do so carefully.
I didn't sleep well last night, and as expected my mind's been all over the place. Distracted, a drift and childish. The spiritual hangover for a manic weekend full of friends, fun, and creative inspiration. It was worth it I think, but it gave me some time to think. When I think of fiction, I … Continue reading Day 14 [Reflection] Just Plain Tired
The title of the book should be determined with the cover art in mind.
I stood in the parking lot of the Chicken Pot Pie shop dressed in day old sweat, and a tank top drenched in Febreeze and cigarette smoke. My hair was styled by my friend's couch and his cat's late night cuddle party. Wristbands cling to my wrists like neon bracelets as bright as the sun's … Continue reading [Day 12][Photography | Story]: Sweat, Wristbands, and Breakfast with A Girl
Today was a marathon and a triage scenario combined. It took most of the day to finish the first chapter. Not the worst writing I've done but also not the most eloquent. It's lean and functional. It was also magical. I met a fellow writer. I smoked cigarettes, paced, and wrote line after line all … Continue reading Day 11 : First Chapter completed
Tonight I'm doing this instead of everything else 😁 These are the promises I kept to myself: Do Jonah's Morning Exercises (100 push ups, 100 crunches, 100 body squats) Program for at least an hour a night. Apply for at least One Job. Total Kept: 11 The Promises I will keep tomorrow are: Do Jonah's … Continue reading Day 10(Reflection) We Do What We Want We Don’t Do What We Should