In my recent blog post about my new writing workflow, I touched briefly on the role that Evernote plays, and more or less left it at that. For those of you who want to know more, here’s some further detail about how I’ve gone about trying to make Evernote both useful and manageable.
Now that I’ve settled (more or less) into my morning shift routine, I’ll be using these monthly update slots to provide a general update on my writing activities. While most of my writing happens in the mornings, this will allow me to legitimately include updates on my blog posts, which normally happen in lunchtimes or evenings.
After 20 years of semi-ironic obsession, I finally got to see Roxette live. But after all the missed opportunities and anticipation, the memories I took home from the night were not the ones I expected to have.
Warning: this review will be rife with spoilers. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of sitting through Kingsman: The Secret Service I strongly suggest you (a) do so and (b) don’t come back here until you have.
One of my great unstarted projects for the last five years has been to crack on with writing my first(ish) novel. This week I finally laid down my first words …
One of the things I’ve been meaning to do with this blog is write more reviews. I’ve read a handful of great books over the last few years, all of which deserved to have some written in their praise, but I typically ended up leaving it too late; to the point where all I could really recall was “Oh, I really liked that book!” In an effort to avoid making that same mistake this year, here’s a few words about a book I finished the other day.
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”
— Mark Twain
The problem with Words is that Other People read them.
And Other People won’t always know what you meant when you used those Words.
So they’ll attach their Own Meanings to those Words.
Which is Fine.
Most of the time …
Except that Some Of The Time you end up spending So Much Time talking about whether you were Right to use those Words or Not that you Forget about Whatever it was that those Words were supposed to Mean in the first place.
This wordvomit was mostly inspired by this tweet and the discussion that came before, during and after it.
One of my unplanned goals for last year was to sort out my writing habit: to get the point where I was writing regularly and, most importantly, making time to do that writing. Going into this year I made the very conscious decision to develop a structured workflow and apply that to my writing projects.
A quick update on my writing efforts for the last month of 2014.