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The Great and Terrible Hustle of Ours

There is a thing that happens to a person’s brain when they begin really putting their creative efforts into online work, be it game streaming or podcasting or vlogging or whatever. Suddenly, you no longer have a life. Instead, everything is potential content. Not that this is a new phenomenon. […]

Rebel without a clue

Hey, so, uh, it’s November, yeah? Y’all know what that means… But! For those who don’t, let me ‘splain.  Ya see, November is also known as National Novel Writing Month – or NaNoWriMo for short. A lot of writers in my circle take part, challenging themselves in various ways since […]


I know I promised y’all a story. I swear I have not forgotten. And though I’ve been quiet here, I have been working.  While, I will admit this has not been my most productive month on record, any words is better than no words, right? Right?! Like I said, I have […]


I reached a rather large milestone yesterday. One I wasn’t even expecting. As of May 10, 2021, I have a 1,000 day writing streak on 4thewords. In that time, I’ve written over 1.2 million words on the site. I hadn’t looked at my streak count recently, so the number caught […]

Situation Normal

Those who know the rest, feel free to fill in on your own. In certain writing communities, there are categories for the type of process we use. In the ones I frequent, these are “pantser” (as in fly by the seat of your) and “planner” (which…should be obvious). There is […]