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First Day of a New Year

New Year Resolutions

It's that time of year, time to make resolutions for the new year. Sometimes I do this, sometimes I don't. I almost never manage to keep my resolutions, but I guess that is traditional, and you know how I love my traditions. So this year I'm going to make three, because fewer is easier. Right? Ronn's New Year Resolutions for 2015: I resolve to finish writing Starship Adventure I resolve to finish remodeling my half-bath I resolve to stop drinking soda pop Those are my three for the year. What are yours? Share them in the comments. And of course, I'm wishing you all a safe and happy new year. Enjoy your celebration.

A Resolution Primer

Friends and Family

Quotable Gennifer Albin

"How many times as a writer have you gotten so caught up in the next step of the writing process that you lose sight of the real finish-line: getting to the end? Are you suffering from a case of go-back-and-fix-it, or worse, page-perfectionitis? Stop worrying about editing or finding the perfect word, and just get to the end." --Gennifer Albin

Can't Overcome the Desync

Welcome to a profanity laced tirade on the futility of playing Madden football with my brother. Yes, as I'm sure you all expected, the 1st and Ten second season Super Bowl was a complete flop. We tried three times. We tried three times for the first season Super Bowl. And I think we tried at least four times early in season one. It didn't work then. It doesn't work now. The Online Connected Franchise desync error has pushed me over the edge of madness. I must say my peace. And, as an added bonus, you can occasionally hear junior and his buddy playing Smash Brothers in the background.

It's That Time of Year

Shine Shine Shine

Quotable William Faulkner

"Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window." --William Faulkner

The Eagle Has Landed

I've been trying to get my hands on this big bird since 2010. Finally, I pried it out out of my sister's hands. I think it looks pretty damn good on my shelf. Like it was meant to be there. Might be a little big, but I can deal with it. Merry Christmas to me. Thanks, sis.

Two Weeks Later

Rigging Up The Lights

Rewriting, Rewriting, and Rewriting

Quotable Chuck Wendig

“ We often gain our desire to tell stories from consuming the stories told by others. This often becomes our default mode: we read! We watch! We play! The problem is when it remains our default mode and we never switch tracks from consumer to creator. That’s not to say we shouldn’t still hungrily stuff our mind-mouths with the narrative meals cooked by others — but there comes a time to give our own work that priority. Both in terms of time and in terms of regurgitating staid, tired tale-telling. Your story comes first. All other tales trail after. ” --Chuck Wendig

Fatherhood

No, Really

Starship Souvenir

Today, my Corvette Stingray emblems arrived in the mail. I took the sticky tape off the top one there. I have to confess that I did not expect the beveled base. I was expecting them to be flat. It puts a hiccup in my plan, but I think I can work with it. Original plan was to simply mash them together to create a model, but the new plan is more grandiose. Now I'm thinking of creating a 3D sculpture with lights and such. Imagine a recreation of the Lego Space logo using LEDs, red acrylic, and a half globe. I figure I can sandwich the acrylic strip between the two emblems... it'll be cool. Trust me. It will.