Friday, November 6, 2015

Writing Update: NaNoWriMo, Easter Eggs, a Spooky Short, and Distributing Flash Fiction

November appears to be shaping up as a busy writing month for me. In fact, I'm kind of upset at taking the time to write a blog post when I have two really big projects I'm currently working on.

Monday, October 26, 2015

My Trip to The Elms Hotel

As noted in a previous post, I started a GoFundMe campaign (per a friend's advice) to raise money to visit a haunted hotel. The point was to get inspiration and specific details in order to write a Missouri themed horror story, which I will be submitting buy the end of December.

The campaign was a success, and this last Friday my wife and I drove the four hours out to the Elms Hotel, and enjoyed quite the evening. Let me tell you about it.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

All the blog posts I didn't write these past few months

Where do I even begin.

Over the pst few months I have struggled with the difficult habit of writing blog posts and then not posting them. It's kind of a pain in my butt, and feels like a waste of time and energy. However, it has been good practice. I have learned a few things, and feel I made the right decisions by not posting what I had written.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

So, I set up a GoFundMe Campaign

I set up a GoFundMe Campaign today. Never done something like that before. It's a strange feeling to ask people for money, especially for something they might not see as important, or necessary. I feel I should try, so there it is.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Let's talk Madden 16

Whenever I review a game, movie, show, etc, on this blog, I like to use a format I call 5 and 5. I pick five things I liked about the subject, and five things I didn't care for. I began this process for Madden 16, and found there were only two things I truly loved about the new game, while the rest were reaches to fill in the three empty spots. Number five was the inclusion of Tim Tebow, which, while cool, isn't a feature or mechanic, just something I'm happy about.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July Updates

It's been a fun month. Let me tell you what's been going on, cause I know you care so much.

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Psalm (2)

Oh Lord, I have failed,
I have not sought you as earnestly as I ought.
I have not been as charitable as you desire,
And have not given you an appropriate tithe.
The list of my mistakes is like a book,
Ever being written.
Now I am challenged by troubles,
And trials are all around me.
I try to overcome,
But my strength is not enough,
And my own arms are too short.
I am not deserving of your help,
Or of your grace and mercy,
Nor your provisions and riches.

I consider my station,
But do I consider yours, oh Lord?

You have declared, oh Lord,
That the prayers of the righteous accomplish much.
You have declared, oh Lord,
That your blood makes me righteous, and redeems me from my sins.
I have not earned your favor,
But you have earned it for me,
So I may enter into your presence with boldness,
Full of thanksgiving and praise.
All that I ask for, you have already offered,
And you hear my prayers, despite my condition.
While I have been faithless,
You have remained faithful.
This is why there is no one like you.
None can match your greatness, or your mercy.
You delight over me, and all of your children,
Desiring to give us good things.
Yes, you have promised good to me.
You are great, oh Lord,
And I am thankful.