I have started making this a bit of a ritual, and I am okay with it continuing for the foreseeable future.
I’m still trying
Over the last week or two, I have been trying to sort out the subtitles on my videos via youtube. It’s going well, but I am far from done. I have completed roughly two of nearly 50 I have posted on there. I really don’t think I am going to do them all, especially since the pre-video ones I have been tempted to scrub from the collective memory. Give what I have done a watch. Consider a subscription. I highly recommend the subtitles being turned on, especially during the songs.
i feel silly
I finally discovered how to fix the YouTube generated CC on my uploads.
Yes, it was me being ignorant and arrogant. The new video is pretty well fixed, and I even added something for you at the end!
I’ll fix the others if people want me to.
If you have a google account, why not give me a subscribe?
I always seem to ramble on and on, but I feel really good about this vlog!
Check it out. Subscribe on YouTube.
I am probably going to make a vlog about this in the near future, but I have successfully stretched myself too thin creatively. I am writing a new book, I have one submitted to a new publisher who promises to reply by the end of the summer, and and I keep coming up with vlog ideas instead of blog ideas, if that makes sense.
No, I am not scrapping this site. To be as utilitarian as possible, I use it for advertising and notice of publication and tangents about literally nothing but what is going on in my mind.
Yes, this is a hint that updates will be slower than you may be expecting.
I ask for your ongoing patients and love for the next few months. I will be dipping in and out with nuggets of text and I will always link my latest videos here, as well as flooding my socials with them.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, I have a BuyMeACoffee account. Great way to financially support me and my stupid artistic endeavours. As I mentioned, new book news I hope available soon. New book being written, and NO YOU CANNOT READ IT.
If you haven’t yet, pick up a copy of You’re Not Dead. Or, at the very least, let someone know that it exists. It would be really cool if you gave it a rating, but even knowing that you have read it tickles me to my core.
I just made the realization regarding how long it has been since my last actual blog post, and not just me advertising the vlog and whatnot.
(while I’m on the topic, please subscribe)
Allow me to take your time to remind you that my book is available on Amazon and a few other places.
If you have already picked up a copy, please remember to leave a review! Even just some-number-of-stars and no text is fantastic. It really does help the recommendation algorithm, if such a thing exists. Plus, if I sell just 3000 copies, I can afford to release my next book, which is already complete! Also, I started another one. So, that puts my current list of WIP’s to 3, which is both intimidating and awkward, yet interesting and exciting!
Anyway, I will be taking the rest of the year to catch up on stuff and HOPEFULLY get my shit together.
Have a great festive season, and may your New Years be exciting (in a good way).
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I recorded this because I got thinking about how we put too much pressure on ourselves to be the best at things we claim to love. We seem to forget that we love something because we love it. If you love something, there should not be a goal, unless what you love is the goal. There is nothing wrong with getting better, but your attachment should not be based on skill.
Also, another link to buy my book! It makes a great addition to a Christmas gift!
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Why yes, I did stop numbering these!
There is a great playlist of all of them at the end of each video, so numbering feels unnecessary. Let me know if I am wrong, or if you disagree! I probably won’t listen, but I would appreciate the insight!
Also, I said “new album” instead of “new book”. It was a mistake at time of recording, but I kept it in the final product because the assumed upset was far too exciting for me to ignore. I assumed too high, but that’s okay.
I have started actually scripting a commercial for You’re Not Dead. I hope that it will be all prepared in the next couple of weeks, as it heavily circles the Christmas season.
If you have a quote you would like me to use in the commercial, get hold of me somehow and let me know!
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I have decided that I am going to number each one of these until I hit 50. Then, we’ll see.
The audio on this post is a bit strange because I had a finger overtop of the microphone. I have new ideas for future recordings where that is less likely to be an issue.
Regardless, I have a link in the video to another video that I truly recommend.
I hint at big news later, and I plan on holding myself to that. It also implies that I am not going to share the important information until I have all parts in order.
I suck at silence
Random update on things: I have submitted a new manuscript to my publisher. I won’t know their opinion until the end of November, so you get to know nothing new or exciting about it either.
October has always felt like a busy month for most of my life. When I was in school, it was that month when everything finally came together. When I was working full-time, it was reluctantly gearing up for Christmas. In bands, it was counting things done the year prior for whatever paperwork had to be done. Just before I died, it was a trip to Iceland.
Between the book being submitted, finally, and things finally calming down at the homefront after a tumultuous year, I have this burning itch that something is going to go wrong. I have this burning feeling in the pit of my stomach that I am going to offend someone, or say something stupid, or a plethora of things.
Please allow this to be a blanket apology: if I fuck something up, I probably did not mean whatever I said or did the way it came out. I am just losing my shit, and I am not sure why.
My initial plan was to record this all in a vlog on my channel. Then, I noticed that was last two updates were around 10 days apart. I am not opposed to that, but I do wish to refrain from setting some sort of president that implies that I will update on a regular schedule. I really do recommend subscribing mostly BECAUSE my schedule is so haphazard. I like to pretend it keeps things fresh and exciting! You will NEVER know when I have a new video to harass your everything with!
I’m probably just reading too far into everything again. I’m sorry.