Hey friends. We’re in a blizzard here at the Janz Ranch. No one’s vomited for a good while now, so hopefully we can enjoy the white-out in peace. A few updates: 1. I wrote a novella over Winter Break. It’s something I can’t announce yet, but boy, am I pumped about it. Sometimes you hear […]Read more "The Storm before the Storm (with Writing Updates)"
Confession: the concept of mash-ups elicits a negative kneejerk response from me: vague annoyance. When I take a step back and analyze it, I really don’t have a specific reason for my response to things like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and since I haven’t read that or any other mash-up, I admit that I […]Read more "THE DOWNTON ABBEY WALKING DEAD: A Mash-Up Idea from a Guy Who Doesn’t Read Mash-Ups"
Here’s an unsolicited insight into my psyche and emotions: every single thing that I do must be worthwhile to me. That doesn’t make me unique, of course, but the rub is in one’s definition of worthwhile. For me, this magical word means that an endeavor somehow brings about a positive ultimate effect. Whether it’s enriching […]Read more "Downton Abbey"