5 billion years old and 5 billion years left.
Traded its cool sunglasses for Aviators.
Passed over for promotion to “regular star” at work.
Telling planets to “get off its lawn.”
Complains about low-H.
Naps during solar flares.
Recovering from bad divorce with Alpha Centauri.
Insists pulsars turn down “infernal” frequencies.
Exchanged asteroid belt for sweatpants.
Calls Neptune when it wants Pluto.
I’ve been challenged by Michelle Franco to list 10 things that make my life an interesting story. I could only think of five.
1. I once met a Ninja Turtle. I can’t remember which one.
2. I still have some left/right confusion. It isn’t debilitating but it takes me slightly longer.
3. I’m incredibly awkward and will often make eye contact accidentally, or say “bye” and continue walking the same way as someone.
4. I repeat lines from poems to myself when I can’t write them down. This might make me seem like a crazy person.
5. I once threw a Harry Potter party where I dressed as Hagrid. Because of the beard.
Thanks to my friend Scott Morgan for tagging me on his blog WriteHook. I’ve known Scott’s writing for some time and was lucky enough to meet him in Dallas last year.
Scott has asked me to answer some questions and pass them around to a couple friends. In the coming days Chris McQueeney and Nikki Sherman will answer these questions as well.
Read Scott’s responses here.
1. What am I working on?
I am currently working on a full-length poetry collection titled Inhale the Night.
2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
Inhale the Night is my first full-length collection. It has a wide variety of different styles ranging from free verse to haiku, tanka, and a short epic. I don’t think I’ve seen so many elements work seamlessly together.
3. Why do I write what I do?
Recently, I have written poetry. I like the challenge and the beauty in finding the right words. I see things differently when I finish creating something and I hope others do too. Also, it keeps me from going crazy and that helps everyone.
4. How does my writing process work?
I’m very meticulous when I write. People will tell you to just write and edit later, but I’ve never managed it. If I see something wrong I stop and work it out. I’m compulsive like that.