Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Time to revise.

I received news of provisional acceptance of my Lovecraft/detective fiction paper, which is good, and I have comments from reviewers to take under consideration. Everything is due to the editor on Hallowe'en, which is a nice touch.

Three months, shouldn't be a problem.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Too many things, not enough brain.

I'm done with the Schultz/Joshi text. Excellent read, informative and thought-provoking essays. Lots of notes.

Next: reread journals two through six; update the TOC for journal five; plan what to start working on.

Friday, May 11, 2018

How do I capture all this?

Getting it all down in a coherent way seems like it'll take a long time.

Advice given to me by one of my master's thesis advisors: "Just get the fucking thing written." She'd put that onto a banner in her dorm room when she was writing her dissertation.

“Repeat the mantra: Writing is when I make the words. Editing is when I make them not shitty.”
Chuck Wendig
, 500 Ways to Be a Better Writer

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Twenty-one years.

At age 26, Lovecraft observes:

If one must weave cobwebs of empty aether, let them supply a decorative element to those cosmic spaces which would otherwise be an ambiguous and tantalizing void. (SL 3.147)

Twenty-one years. That's all we got beyond this statement. He died at 47.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Catch-up on notes.

Stefan Dziemianowicz's chapter in Schultz/Joshi has been revelatory. I find that my thoughts run in similar ways to his, at least as captured in this article, and that's like an oasis. Many, many notes from the evening of 5 May.

I know I keep posting this, but soon I've got to review what I have gathered the past few years, then think carefully about where to go next.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Four more chapters in Schultz/Joshi.

I thought I'd quit Schultz/Joshi after the St. Armand chapter, but because my FOMO is largely confined to specific texts, I feel compelled to read four more chapters.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Game idea.

Game title: "Blood on the Scarecrow."

I've got nothing beyond that.