2016-06-30 17:00:00 +0000

About two weeks ago, I dropped my Kindle Keyboard when I wanted to put it on my nightstand. This wasn’t the first time this has happened, but each time it happened before, it made a better landing. This time, I was not so fortunate. It hit the ground at the side, causing the e-ink screen to crack and killing 90% of all pixels in the top-left corner.

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2016-06-20 16:00:00 +0000

Ever since the decision to focus on an Epic Fantasy book as my next writing project I have been busy writing down background information for this project. World history, persons of interest, timelines, that sort of thing. In the past, I’ve written down these notes either using a paper notepad, or as a big comment block at the start of the novel’s LaTeX source file (I should probably dedicate a future blog post to why I’m using this format again).

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2016-06-16 14:00:00 +0000

For the past two months (I think?) I’ve been trying to follow a more rigid blog schedule, to avoid large periods of non-activity. This has been going swell so far, except for the past week. The thing is, last Friday my partner gave birth to our first child: my son Jasper. Both mother and child are doing well, though I’m sorry to say I won’t be posting any pictures here.

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2016-06-06 21:00:00 +0000

Last Friday I posted my shower playlist, a bunch of songs I often listen to while taking a shower that help get me in the mood for writing. I was reasonably sure I hadn’t forgotten any of the songs. Turns out I was wrong. I missed no less than three of them, so here they are:

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2016-06-03 10:00:00 +0000

I love taking showers. In addition to the usual benefits like getting clean I find them incredibly relaxing, and they often help me clear my mind, and fill it with fresh ideas. I think that time spent in showers has contributed significantly to my stories, and many of my better story ideas came into being during a shower.

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