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Posted by Dirck on 23 September, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 20 September
  • 21 September
  • 22 September
  • 23 September
  • Video conference for the Sask. Writer’s Guild
  • Re-reading “The Lurking Fear” to make notes for a story I mean to write.
  • Shopping to replace broken junk in the household…
  • Friendly gabble achieved.
  • Finally done.
  • …because it can’t wait for the weekend.

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Posted by Dirck on 16 September, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 13 September
  • 14 September
  • 15 September
  • 16 September
  • Re-reading “The Lurking Fear” to make notes for a story I mean to write.
  • Also trying to get some updating done on my website.†
  • Nearly done, and getting some useful new insights.
  • Part of a page.

†”Trying” faces more than usual hurdles:

The host is being pestered. If you have a pressing pen question, my slow frequency of updates means that this Wayback Machine capture from January isn’t missing too much.

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Posted by Dirck on 9 September, 2021

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 6 September
  • 7 September
  • 8 September
  • 9 September
  • Not working on the fake-out version of Labor Day.
  • Re-reading “The Lurking Fear” to make notes for a story I mean to write.
  • Plenty of nothing (comrades).
  • About half of it

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Posted by Dirck on 3 December, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 30 November
  • 1 December
  • 2 December
  • 3 December
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Getting some of the power attendant to my new place as a director for the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guide made available.
  • Flogging the thing below.
  • But not a lot because…
  • Banks, man– too much.
  • All over the place

SO, the big news for this week, which I lift entire from my other enterprise:

I’ll mention that the image on the cover… does not represent my contribution, I will say… although “Wilden Klausen” does involve wearing a costume for a seasonal tradition.

I should also mention that the profits for this collection are going to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which given the situation of the world over the last… dozen or two months, at least… seems like a service which could definitely use some funding. Since I’m not in the US, I will mention for those who wish to give directly that there is a Canadian version of the same thing.

Here is a link to pre-order; it will be released on 20 December. 

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Posted by Dirck on 26 November, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 23 November
  • 24 November
  • 25 November
  • 26 November
  • Edits for “Palmer’s Folly”
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Appearing in NewMyths.com on 15 December (!!!)†
  • STILL, MORE, AGAIN, yes.

† Rest assured that I will be slathering links around the place when the next issue goes live. Yes, another story of mine is getting publication. It actually sold quite some time ago, but I thought it best to keep it sub rosa it was about to come to full ripeness.

And I nearly stuck with that, too.

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Posted by Dirck on 20 November, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 16 November
  • 17 November
  • 18 November
  • 19 November
  • Second draft of “Hobb’s Landing”.
  • Um…†

† This is a tricky question, given that I’m usually changing from hand-written to compu-typed in the second draft, but this time it’s all the latter. This means that I wasn’t keeping track of the amount of change happening, and since it’s add-remove-replace-add-move the quantitative difference from beginning to end it almost meaningless.

But I got some work done, for a change.

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Posted by Dirck on 12 November, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 9 November
  • 10 November
  • 11 November
  • 12 November
  • Preparing and launching submissions.
  • Contemplation of sacrifice and the wretched yet often unavoidable foolishness of armed conflict.
  • Background work on my site.
  • With negative returns, another couple.
  • In keeping with the day.

I had thought to get some writing done yesterday, but I put all my creative into getting pictures of pens and ink bottles all prettied up for the site, of which the only visible effect is the functional link to Namiki inks above.

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Posted by Dirck on 5 November, 2020

Day What How Much Pen Ink
  • 2 November
  • 3 November
  • 4 November
  • 5 November
  • Yet more damnable trivia
  • Preparing and launching submissions
  • Heaps.
  • Three of them.

 

Why, yes, I am slightly concerned that this is that Writers’ Block we hear so much about. But it’s also just as likely to be a confluence of stress of personal and international sorts, and since the US election seems to be going both in a hopeful direction and without open insurrection, easier breathing should be just on the horizon.

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BOO! Did I Scare You?

Posted by Dirck on 31 October, 2020

If you’re roughly my age and Canadian, you probably remember Count Floyd from SCTV. If you don’t, you’re on the internet, you’ll find a video soon enough.

I think I’ve mentioned I’ve been busy at work. Yesterday was ridiculous. Thus, here I am, watching the sun set on Hallowe’en itself, the night promising to bring nothing but wind to our door, setting up what should have been yesterday’s bumper crop of scares.

But I image you’re all sitting at home in semi- or quasi-lockdown, too.

Yesterday’s pen, from beyond the grave!… well… on-deck box: Parker 75
Yesterday’s really spooky ink: Edelstein Olivine

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Spoiler Alert

Posted by Dirck on 29 May, 2020

I’ve mentioned I like horror as a genre, both in books and films, right?

Oh, such a disingenuous opening. Putting aside rhetorical coyness, then– today’s film is a small commentary on the unexpectedly repetitive work of one of the great modern names in the genre.

For the record, I think Crimson Peak was an extremely fun film, and given the sort of thing it was set out to emulate, a quite successful exercise in its sub-genre. You’re certainly allowed to think otherwise, of course.

Today’s pen: Parker 75
Today’s ink: Edelstein Olivine

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