The most important question every writer should ask him/herself, and honestly answer, is “will you be happier, if someone would read your work, but won’t pay you, or someone would just pay you, but never read it”.
One of my favorite scenes from “Blade Runner 2049” is where K comes to check if his memories are real or implanted, and is given an answer “someone lived this”. This pretty much sums up what I want my writing to be.
Why, despite all the brouhaha about the blockchain technology, we are still not awash in good and useful blockchain based apps? Because removing the intermediaries and relinquishing control doesn’t go well with any of the business models.
Facebook has just removed my own post in my own Facebook feed saying that it is spam. I know that they are eagerly trying to manipulate everything, but this is way over the top already. What is the next sane social networking platform after Facebook, anyone?
Trying something new on Wattpad.
Going to the dodgiest places for a good story now! Lots of small details which make the difference between a good and a great story witnessed (and captured) in person.
I always like to go and personally see the place I want to put my characters in. Preferably in a way close to what their experiences would be. Luckily, these days it got so much easier with airbnb and alike. Planning another such trip for the next week, let’s see what the catch will be.
Putting aside all the religious and traditional stuff, the default will for the 21st century should look like:
- Securely destroy the brain.
- Any other body parts that have value – sell them.
- Dispose everything else at the current rate for garbage collection.
The best thing about the shoes like Dockers or Grinders is when in late autumn early morning you walk across a freshly frozen puddle, and the thin ice cracks under your boots. I’m afraid I’d be struggling to appreciate that kind of shoes in any warmer climate.
The new novella is now firmly in progress. It doesn’t have a title yet, but the key themes will be relationships, death of the family as an institute in a post-industrial society, and exploring the fuzzy border between the sanity and the sheer madness.