Alternate worlds: in which art is valued

Jane completes her education and decides she wants to be an artist. She practices her craft, while working part time, until she's managed to create something good enough to present to the artists collective, as her petition for entry. They see it's value and her potential, and accept her. From then on her food and …

Flying far away

I'm getting on a plane to Singapore this evening, to fly across the sea to see my lady's family. And have some fun exploring too! It will be the third time I've done so, and I think I'm getting pretty good at traveling. Bringing less, and having less stress each time. I hope to keep …

A piece to the puzzle…

Still running my mind through all the stuff I pulled out of the aether when writing this novel I'm now trying to rewrite. It is a very satisfying feeling when I find a way to make the pieces fit. A connection clicks and it's like 'ah, yes, that must be what I was really planning …

Connect the dots

Reading through this old pile of words, I feel I'm going to have do do a lot of creative interpreting to make it all fit together and make sense. Which is fun. Sometimes when I'm writing I feel like I'm just scattering ideas out there, and I'll figure out how they are all related later. …

Abstruse

I'm still working my way through The Glass Bead Game. 'Working' being the operative word. The author really likes the word 'abstruse' which, I had not heard before and took to be a combination of abstract and obtuse. I wasn't far off. Abstruse: difficult to understand; obscure That's pretty much the book in a nutshell, too. …