• Short Stories,  Writing Submissions,  Writing Updates

    Changing Berters to Gearshifts and Other Writing Updates

    Partial repost from my DeviantART journal plus other things. I haven’t been online for some time due to a massive increase in work commitments and some health issues, but I have been working on Rolamaton stories behind the scenes and planning some changes here and there, too. One of these changes will affect The Berter Family stories, that I’m renaming into The Gearshift Family. I’m changing their last name because “Berter” didn’t sit right with me: it felt more like a placeholder that had been put there waiting for a better name that would really suit an Electronian bot. Well, Gearshift is the final choice. I couldn’t get the name…

  • Personal Diary

    On people who judge my hoarded house

    It’s frustrating. People who come to my house on visit – whether that’s family members, friends or other relatives – have the bad habit to judge my house and the way I handle it (and me with it). They get particularly upset about the piles of stuff I have in the corners, the kitchen that needs some cleaning (it certainly does, but I’m dealing with lombalgy and I can barely stand, so that will have to wait) and my general predisposition to be a hoarder. Well, here’s the thing: I love being a hoarder! Simply because the things I hoard make me happy. Oh yes, sometimes it’s stressing when it’s…

  • NaNoWriMo

    Back with a creative writing sprint: I’m entering NaNoWriMo 2018

    UPDATE: In the end I only managed to get two pages written for the new novel, and I did some revision of the novel I started twenty years ago. I’ve been in distress for several personal reasons so that’s all I could handle. However, I’m still happy to have entered and I might continue the work the next year. Thanks for reading! After a long time struggling to continue working on my novels, I decided to enter NaNoWriMo again. The main reason is that I’m determined to get at least one novel done, so instead of starting a brand new novel, I’m going to write further 50,000 words to what…