I had an entire tirade planned on the XBox One, but somebody else pretty much summed it up. I was also going to rant about the Ender’s Game movie and Orson Scott Card in general, but I figured powerful people were about to do all they could to distract him with something shiny to keep him from being seen in public for the next little bit. So I figured I’d just hit a handful of small points of things I’d like to talk about, but don’t warrant full-on posts.
Will The Serials Ever Return?
I really, really hope so. I enjoy writing for online audiences. The problem is writing serials is an incredibly time-consuming and complicated process. It’s actually more demanding than writing a novel. Right now, my publisher and I are hitting numerous speed bumps getting our first book together out the door. You’d think this would be the perfect time to do a serial – and you’d be right – but the effort and energy is needed to get that book moving. And I also have an additional consideration two bullet points down.
Is there going to be more content than just once-a-week blog posts?
Yes. I actually plan to start updating on Wednesday…this Wednesday.
Why didn’t you do a Memorial Day Blog?
For starters, because it seemed cliche to the point of being almost inappropriate. Secondly, because I’m a part-time, self-employed individual. See, I actually have a dayjob that I do in addition to writing. I work more than 30 hours a week, but am only allowed to log thirty hours so as not to go over the part-time maximum. I accrue no retirement, no health benefits, and accrue no sick/vacation time. So Memorial Day, as a ‘work holiday’ is lost on me. I have to work today, just like millions of others. As a result, I feel like the holiday is cheapened. Maybe that’s a poor excuse, but the truth of the matter is that if I didn’t work today, I’d have a bill at the end of the month I couldn’t pay.
My friend’s brother’s cousin’s roommate’s personal trainer told him you shouldn’t drink more than two glasses of water a day. Is that true?
While it is true that hyperhydration is a real thing, it is so rare, it might as well be an urban myth. So long as you aren’t drinking a gallon of water in half an hour or less, you are fine. 8 cups, 10 cups, 6 cups, it’s all good.
And keep in mind, that recommendation of ‘glasses’ comes from the misunderstanding of the recommended 8 cups of water. That’s not ‘8 medium cups from MacDonalds’, that’s 8 cups, as in the unit of measurement. That comes out to half a gallon or two liters, over the course of a whole day. Nothing but a thing.
This was fun. We should do this again sometime. Got any questions? Email me or post a comment.