The power to create a world, solely from the words written by your own mind, is a gift that should never be hidden.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Random thoughts while driving

Well actually it is a random "thought" for the moment. I had this pop into my head a few days back.

Society is built around
a system of
survival of the stupid.

Yep. I am going to offend someone with that statement but if you really take a minute to think about it you might see where I am coming from. For instance all around us we are buried with signs.

No swimming - set near a waterfall.

Caution, contents hot - your morning coffee.

They are out there. Everywhere. Now take a minute to think about our government. Here in BC we have just won a fight against our own government that started years ago. We have voted to turn back the clock and return to a system of taxation that was changed just this year. Sounds great right? Well it does have it's bonus sides. For instance, gas prices should be lowering since the taxes have lowered.

Who thinks any one of those gas stations are going to lower the prices back to pre-tax levels?
You got it, no-one.

Schools? Did you know that you can not "fail" school anymore? Yes, you can skip, never learn to read, pull your socks off to count to twenty and play on your cell phone all day in class. You will still pass no matter what. How is this preparing children for their working future? It is no wonder so many young people get frustrated when they start looking for jobs.

The list goes on and on. In fact I could go on for quite a while. Yet the most important thing is your thoughts. Any other things about the system we have today that really gets under your skin? Let me know in the comments below. Let's see how long this list can get.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

So you are a writer?

Yes and a resounding no. It turns out that being an editor is a VERY large part of being a writer. I am not an editor. Does that mean I can still be a writer? I don't know. I can see some of the problems in my work but the largest issue is that I can SEE my own work. When I write a scene I see it inside my head. There are no pauses for a breath there is no beating the reader over the head with the smallest details because they are already there.
"A woman walks to her car and unlocks a door. Is it her house door? Of course not since she just walked up to her car."
I see no point in beating a reader over the head with the fact it is a car door. To me that is a waste of time. BUT that being said. I am wrong. You have to do that because too many readers don't seem to be able to remember something like that.
I am having doubts, for the first time since I ever sat at a keyboard and typed a single word I have never felt this low, ever.
I am going to go think for a while.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Diary of a middle aged stalker.

Yeah the title refers to me. It isn't really true actually. While I am middle aged I am not really a stalker. However I do tend to follow a few people on twitter with a little obsession. That is normal though right?
So you may ask... whom do you follow with the most gusto?
Oddly enough. It is this guy.
Now for those of you not in the know. That man is Wil Wheaton. Formerly known as many people in the acting world such as Stat Trek: TNG. However one of his latest acting visitations has been on the hit show "The Big Bang Theory. I have to admit every episode he does is full of awesome. You can see that Wil loves to work in them. Perhaps even more so since he gets to act in them as himself. Really, what more can you ask for? Another thing that really makes me admire this guy is the fact he is an actor that is also a full time father. He is there for his kids (see his posts on twitter) and even though he doesn't claim to understand them he is still there putting in the effort.
On a completely different side note he is even very close to me in age. I like to think that if we were to ever meet in a bar one night after a hard days work that this guy and myself would hit it off. A cold beer and just some conversation would be seriously awesome to me.
So now why am I talking about this so much? Well that is perhaps because I... I... I have no idea. It is just something that has been on my mind lately. I don't think Wil will be stopping in my small town anytime soon. Let alone having a beer on the one night I get to get out and just happen to be sitting there myself but if lightening were to strike. It would be a very cool way to spend an evening.
Do you stalk anyone on Twitter or other? Let me know in the comments below. Perhaps we can swap notes. ;)
P.S. As you can see on the top right I have finished Present Jumper. It is on it's third rewrite now and will soon be up for sale. Keep checking for it!