Month: October 2019

  • Trick or Treat

    40 degrees. Rain-snow mix. Windy. Probably not going to get a lot of kids tonight, but we’re ready for them if they show. Happy Halloween. Have fun. Be safe. Update: Despite the weather we gave sugary goodies to 14 brave souls on this All Hallows Eve. Glad to see them, but sure do wish the […]

  • Amazon Payment Fiasco

    I’ve had my first negative experience with an Amazon purchase experience. This is an actual Amazon issue, not a problem with one of their vendors. Which is impressive, given how often I shop on Amazon and how many years I’ve been using them. The issue was resolved, but it was still a thing. Here’s what […]

  • A Few Locations

    The Five towns province as a populated region is 300 years old and occupies a 4,050 square mile area with an ample population density of 60 people per square mile. The area is roughly 33% arable land and has a population of 240,000. Details: 1,333 arable/settled sq. mi. (853,120 acres) 2667 wilderness sq. mi. (1,706,880 […]

  • Thoughts on Carnival Row

    The concept of Amazon’s new show, Carnival Row, is one that piqued my interest. But then, I felt the same way about Bright and it had some problems in the actual execution of it’s ideas. But Carnival Row is a series, 8-episodes, so it has more time to build and explore it’s ideas. That seems […]

  • Title, Cover, and Some Ideas

    It’s all handshakes and free drinks when you arrive. Everyone is all, “what’s the news” and “tell us where you’ve been.” Everything is great. You’re a herald, a hero, a breath of fresh air. Then you screw the mayor’s daughter or beat the shit out of some oversized farmboy maybe take too much advantage and […]

  • Into the Fire

  • Truckcast #128: NaNo Ideas 2019

    I sat at lunch yesterday and worked out some ideas for this years NaNoWriMo. I came to the recording with a kernel of an idea and if you’d like, you can listen to me walk myself through the idea. The pauses are a bit longer than usual and some of the sentences just seem to […]

  • NaNoWriMo Stuff

    This is not stuff that I’ve done. Really. I still have no idea what I’ll be writing. I found this years NaNoWriMo graphics on tumblr of all places. Since I couldn’t find them on the NaNo website, I figured I’d share them here. Because, you know, this is Grand Central Station for all the novelists […]

  • I'm Working On It

    I spent a good part of yesterday working with the lovely Lady Ronn on her video documentary. We did shot a bit of B-roll, bounced ideas around, and did more than a few takes of the interview. As I write this, I can hear her editing video in the kitchen. I’m very curious to see […]

  • Add Title

    I slapped together a NaNoWriMo 2019 cover based on my last book cover template. I took the liberty of replacing the viking helmet on the NaNo logo with an arohen.com baseball cap, but I kept the iconic blue and brown color scheme. Let’s all hope that this turns into something more inspiring in the next […]

  • Famous

  • I Need This

    I’m out of school and I’m stuck in a rut. I am doing nothing. I’m not working on my projects around the house. I’m not working on any of my craft projects. I’m not doing much for the website. I’m not writing. I really don’t know what I do between 5 o’clock and 10:30. The […]