Horror author Michael J. Riser updates with a blog, new horror art throughout Bookruptcy, and some news on his editorial position at Screen Rant.
So. Hi and hello. It has been… <checks watch> well, it’s been a minute. The last months have been eventful. To be honest, I don’t know what I’ve even updated […]
What have I done?! I could hear myself screaming internally as I looked at the sea of files in my Google Drive. I have so much shit that I’ve written, and so much of it consists only of half-finished ideas, a few sentences about a character or setting or plot. Realizing that I was going to have to convert this stuff was a nightmare realization. And when I started actually doing the conversions, that only got worse, because I realized that this was a clean install of Scrivener.
I had used other methods of storage before, some of which had existing file structures associated with them that I had backed up, and then I also had various pieces I had labored over at work (sorry, not sorry) which ended up getting stored in several work backups and then a massive dump of all that stuff after I left my job. Needless to say, what I ended up with was a working structure of mostly current stuff, backups of that stuff, then backups and dumps of several other platforms and things that I had never fully gotten around to integrating into whatever newer systems I came up with. As someone who was at least attempting to be a professional writer, writing itself was the main thing. All of that busywork and maintenance was stuff I knew I needed to get around to, but at the same time it never mattered enough in the grand scheme of things (unless I needed to dip back to find an older document or some such) to truly hold my attention.
Then it all got worse: I met Scrivener for the first time.
All I want to do is write. Okay, so I know that I haven’t gotten around to finishing writing about my experiences in Japan. Frankly, the last two years and […]
So I’ve been a bit busy lately, as you may have gathered. In the last few months I’ve had a lot of personal stuff going on, including the passing of […]
For the curious, my long absence has come largely from the fact that I did indeed finish my classes, after which I relocated back home to California. I managed to […]
Hello, Stress. I haven’t missed you, because you never go away long enough to be missed. Thankfully, my heart is still feeling well, despite complications with the drugs they have […]
Well, while it may not be perfect (I’m working on it), Bookruptcy is about as good as I can get it for the time being. I’ve salvaged the majority of […]
I will never understand exactly what it is about writing that’s so hard to nail down. Why does it gush out of you on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday wind […]