As we come up to the end of the month, it is a good time to mention that I have posted a weekly chapter for about four years now. While free to read, my writing is supported by #Patreon (https://patreon.com/dmoonfire) and Typewriter Press (https://typewriter.press/d-moonfire/) among others.
I don't really do much with tiers at all, $1/month gets you access to all my works in progress, polls for the next projects, and my appreciation. I also try to listen to suggestions or requests to the best of my ability.
One "nearly a mortgage payment" later trip to Costco and I think we're set for food for a few months, boys are at their grandparents, my FIL who had his toe amputated was very pleasant a half hour after his morphine, and I'm sitting down and watching Hobbs & Shaw without ever seeing any of the Fast and Furious franchise.
Today is a bit scattered. We woke up early to take spouse to their third run of the year. They started for the 8k but was having such a problem, they switched to the 5k at the turn off.
Then, as I was trying to get everyone to the finish line so see them come in, the boys insisted on going to the bathroom. Serially. After they got completely through the crowds.
It was fun.
But we're going to Costco, dropping off the boys for the night, and having a nice of movies and chill.
I just thought of a cake in the shape of a Hilbert curve to optimize for the best part of the cake: the edges, then I discovered someone already made it! I'm glad that there are brains out there that think about the same stuff as me.
I Will Hurt You Only Once
Every visit, he points out that I don't have a clear protagonist (intentionally), there is no world saving plot (intentionally), and people get hung up on stupid things like racism (he's racist and hates having that pointed out) or language (he's a proponent to elves speak Elvish, humans speak Common, and every dwarf in the world likes beer).
That isn't for me. :( I don't like reading those stories as much anymore. I do, I'm just writing what I want to read.
My dad rants about my novels as being too complex to get into. The whole conlang, world-building, everything is too deep and he feels that is why I've failed as a writer.
The idea that I'm aiming for a reader who has read fantasy for decades and wants something more in depth doesn't make sense to him. I may not succeed, but I say I'm writing for older readers for a reason which is why I structure my plots and characters the way I do.
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The ghost walked across the room and through the wall.
"See?" I said.
My friend was deathly pale. "You didn't describe his clothes."
"You're the expert. I said I have no idea what period-"
"We're working on that collection now. We'll release it next year."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Sadly, this is what I feel about chat software. https://xkcd.com/927/
It gets worse when I wonder how to have chat about my own stuff (fedran, software).
One thing I dislike about myself is that I rarely get excited about finishing major milestones of a project.
Finish a novel after four years of writing it? Meh.
Publish my first book and hold it my hand? Meh... wait... no, meh.
Hold my firstborn child for the first time? Meh.
It's kind of frustrating. I get joy over time but I rarely get any spike of happiness for anything.
I write fantasy and code. A large repository of useless knowledge.
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