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Holy Moly. It’s June.

A lot has happened since the last time I posted. I geeked out at PAX, ate my way across Tokyo, and got sunburned in Maui. But the biggest piece of news? I finally FINALLY finished my science fiction manuscript. TWO FREAKING YEARS. It took me two years to finish. Started May 2012. Finished May 2014. 81,000 words. 150,000 discarded words. Six drafts. At this rate, it’ll take me eight years to finish the whole series. You should see my writing to-do list. I got most of ’em boxes checked off, y’all. Writing goals moving forward? Start pitching. Write more. I’m not feeling as textually frustrated as I was last year, so I’m revamping my blog (again). There may be a theme change in the near future. Feels good, man.

On Scrotum Tickling (an update on current work in progress)

I don’t have a scrotum but the words “labia” and “tickling” don’t have quite the same feel to them. I am extremely ticklish though so even the thought of tickling a non-existent scrotum makes me wince. (Thank you, Cards Against Humanity, for yet another fascinating lesson on pairing verbs with body parts. You’re sort of like fuzzy sex dice except you’re not at all fuzzy or in the shape of a dice.) I’m getting to the point. Give me a sec. So I read this short story once about some kids learning how to fish with their bare hands. You wade out to the calmest part of a river, wait until a fish swims within arm’s reach, then you oh-so-slowly slide your hand beneath it and oh-so-slowly tickle its belly. The idea being that your fingers mimic the flow of water to lull said fish into a relaxed stupor. Then (if you’re REALLY good at this tickling thing) you’ll be able to dig your fingers into its gills, scoop it into the air, and toss it …