Tag Archives: writing

On Being a Twentysomething

Ooh boy. This is one of those posts I knew I’d get to at some point but never really imagined it being here. The weird thing is that I knew exactly when it should be written. Today. I needed it out today because as of today, I am no longer in my twenties. In years past, I’ve tried to sum up only the previous year and what it meant to me. But this occasion is so momentous and it’s more than a year. It’s a decade. It’s Continue reading →

Rust Magazine

I don’t think it’s much of a secret, but I’m not overly enthusiastic about the translation business. It’s not what I see myself doing for the rest of my life but for now it pays the bills. I’m okay with that. That being said, I’m constantly looking for ways for me to advance my career in a different direction. I think of hair brained schemes, I email strangers out of the blue, creep job boards, and even send résumés. More often than not, these actions don’t Continue reading →

My Problem with the Social Web

There’s the long reason why I left Facebook and there’s the short reason. The short reason is that I was tired of people over-sharing for the sake of over-sharing, or having their opinions reinforced, or whatever. It became less and less my thing. I didn’t have time to keep up with it all anymore (not for lack of trying either, I have a habit of reading everything I can about something). Other people’s lives didn’t interest me enough anymore. I cared to focus more on Continue reading →

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 I wrote two days but I never really got going. My excuse was that j had to get my apartment and life in order before people came to visit and Continue reading →

Squandered Potential

I had a bit of a quarter life crisis last night. I stumbled around the online profiles of people who I knew in high school but I have since lost track of them. I assumed they got to the same place everyone else did, like I did. They should all be off working dull jobs to pay the bills and dreaming about something greater. I am. But they’re not. Not all of them at least. Some are fashion models, others actors and radio and TV Continue reading →

I have a bunch of secret projects I’m working on and this one is still a secret

So, there was this project I started last year in the Peace Corps. I think it was last summer but without checking timestamps on files and whatnot, I don’t know. Let’s be honest here, I’m too lazy to do something simple like that for the sake of accuracy (but I would go to great lengths to prove someone else wrong in a more trivial situation). My mind is magical in this way. Anyway, while I’m not yet ready to show to you exactly what the Continue reading →

AWOL No More

I’ve been on hiatus. I’m back now, hopefully more regularly than the past six months. I know I did some writing here and there, and there would be spurts where I’d post a bunch every couple of days, but that’s not what I want. I want to write daily. Those every couple of day posts were all written on the same day and their publishing was spaced out. So really, I wrote once or twice a month for the past six months. I’m terrible. How Continue reading →

Writing Dilemma

I mentioned the other day that I’m working on editing my senior thesis from college into a publishable book (more likely a novella, given the length). So far, I’ve taken care of the tedious work of importing it and formatting it nicely in Scrivener but I’m stuck at a standstill now. My problem lies in where to go from here. I don’t know where to start editing and how to go about editing. I don’t have any writer friends to ask, sadly. I suppose there’s Continue reading →

Another Year Ends, Looking Forward Now

It’s been a year now since I last looked back. I think I’ve come a long way, both physically and mentally. Any year I can say that is a good year, if you ask me. In the first half of the year, I spent much of my time working with students to prepare them for their English competitions. It was also my last full semester as a teacher in Ukraine. I think it was also where I really got into my groove in teaching. Hell, Continue reading →

School, Travel, Work, and Cleaning but no Excuses

Guys, I’m sorry, I’ve been busy. I really want to write every day but…no excuses. Here’s what I’ve been up to. Closing things up and focusing on work I have had trouble figuring out why I’ve been so exhausted this semester. I get home from school and I have so little energy. When people ask what I do, I tell them I do nothing. I’d like to read or do something resembling productivity but I’m too beat. What I think it is is that my Continue reading →