— Not long ago, I shared a quote from my “imaginary friend” Morgen as a writing prompt on Pinterest (just because I don’t ever use writing prompts doesn’t mean others don’t find them useful), and since then, more than a thousand people have repined it. More than a thousand! We’re famous… 🙂
— Robert Frost never said, in his famous poem “The Road Not Taken,” that it isn’t possible to take both paths. He only said he couldn’t do it “and be one traveler.”
— Apparently it is possible for humans to be allergic to iron. Grace was talking to someone the other day who said her college roommate had such an allergy. (You had a roommate who had serious trouble with iron? Me, too! …Um. Sorry about the “viewpoint shift” there. Not that “my” former roommate is human, mind you. And if you have any idea to whom I’m referring, you knew about the not-human-ness before you knew about the iron “allergy.” Yeah. I suspect I’ll be writing fiction again soon…)
— There are far too many varieties of Angry Orchard hard cider that I’ve not yet had the chance to try. I need them for, um, writing research and stuff.
— It’s fun to be reading a SF/F novel and realize that you know some of the locations mentioned. Not that I’ve ever ridden a Greyhound bus along the highway from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, but I do know that highway and the shadow the Sangre de Christo mountains stretching across it… (Will anyone have this sort of reaction while reading any of my books? ‘Hey, I’ve been there! We went hiking around Anglin a lot when I was in college.’ Not that I intend a comparison between any of my characters and the protagonist of the novel I’ve been reading. … Shut up, Geoffrey. Figments of my imagination will mind their own business — and not complain or make snarky comments about being called figments of my imagination.)
— For someone who doesn’t do historical re-creation, I sure do get drafted to help make a lot of stuff to be used in same. Also, I resisted making the too-obvious joke in response to my twin’s comment yesterday about redrawing a pattern because he’d lost the original. (C. Grendel, member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, actually has more in common with C. Barimen, protagonist in several works of fiction, than I’m comfortable discussing in detail, not the least because I’m the twin brother of C. Grendel’s real-life self. On the other hand, considering the fictional people I have a lot in common with… *shakes head* Yes, feel free to make the obvious comments. If you can’t mess with your own precognition, mess with someone else’s… or something like that.)