Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Tag: novel

I Never Was Good at the Processes of Writing

I really need to find the motivation to finish my novel draft and then start outlining my Peace Corps book. I just can’t and I keep coming up with excuses for “better” things to do. Somebody please help. For example, last month I wanted to write 30,000 words to finish my novel. I started and […]

10 Things I Want to be Remembered For

Someday, I will die. I hope to go peacefully as my grandpa did, lying on the couch in his sleep. I don’t want to be as young as him because he never really got to know any of his grandkids but still, peacefully in my sleep. At the end of my life, I hope someone […]

Working on Publishing

Back in college, I needed to put together a senior thesis for my creative writing degree. What came out of that was The Life of Charles Wright. While at the time I wasn’t completely happy with how it turned out, it has recently grown on me. I still think it needs a heavy hand of […]

Proposed Writing Retreat

If you remember last year, I had an ambitious November. I wanted to take 30 days to make myself a better man, and I did. I wanted to do 100 push-ups and 100 sit-ups each day, and I did. I also wanted to complete NaNoWriMo, and I did. It was ambitious and by the end I was absolutely drained […]

A Novel Idea

Hey, hey guys. Guess what? This notebook: Is completely full of my novel. That’s right, all 96 pages (front and back) have been written in. Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself: Now I have roughly 40,000 words left to write in my new notebook. I’ve kinda been busy lately. I mean, in a […]

Analog Writing for Digital Content

In the next 24 hours, expect to see a spike in my word count to the left. I’ve been busy writing the past few days and today is going to be a day of typing (after I bake a batch of muffins and deliver them). I figured out the secret to me churning out ~4,000 […]

Starting Off Eventually

Today I learned that my running route is roughly 6.7 miles. How, you ask? I took out my old analog map and measured street by street. Then I added each street length together–I took the measurements in centimeters because I’ll be damned if I can find a standard ruler here–to get a total of 63.5cm. […]

Summer Plans

This is the last time that I’m aware of that I’ll get to really enjoy this song in it’s fullness. School ended on Friday and it’s finally time to put my summer plans in motion. I’ve already cleared my bathroom sink of the fiberglass insulation-like clog of hair and gunk. Now for the bigger projects. […]