ss_blog_claim=8dcabb3175f064b32823a45ed345083b Majik's Thoughts

1/30/2017

A Rare Question

"Excuse me, do you carry any typewriters?"  Was the question I found myself asking this past weekend.  I have been anxious to get back to writing, and I feel that sitting at a computer staring at a blank page in a word processor, lacks the real feel of a typewriter.  Writing with a word processor is still a good thing.  Definitely slightly more environmentally sound then lots of pieces of paper.  Fewer trees will die in the making of a novel.

Regardless of the benefits of a word processor, a typewriter is a good choice for a writer.  The story you are crafting feels more, real.  There is also the benefit of disconnecting from the online world and connecting more closely with the characters you build.  For me, I feel more of a connection with my characters, perhaps even grow to love who they become, with seeing the story as a hard copy.

I could just be a little old fashioned, or maybe it's just the nostalgia it gives me.  Remembering past tales spun on a toy typewriter I was gifted as a child.  I still prefer a good book to read instead of reading one on a screen.  The feel of the pages as you turn through scenes, discovering characters you grow fond of before the end.  Sometimes I am tempted to rip out the last page so the story doesn't have to end.  Well I guess I will have to make do with a word processor, save the nostalgia for another day, perhaps.

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1/26/2017

Time Off

Hello Friends.  I have been forced to take some time off from posting here.  As this is a collection of my thoughts and opinions on current events I will be striving to bring some new content to this blog.  Not being able to spend some time writing has been a little taxing on me and hopefully I will be able to find some more time to write.  Thankfully I haven't suffered from writers block, there are many ideas teaming in my head.  For all those loyal readers who haven't seen anything new from me, I hope you will come back once I have managed to get some more content for you.

Recently I have dug out one of my old manuscripts and I am in the process of finishing it off.  I am hoping to add quite a few more pages to it in the coming days and weeks.  If you are curious about it, the manuscript I am working on currently is the one from my web novel I had been working on a few years ago.  Hopefully I will have it finished soon so I can start looking for a publisher to get it out for everyone to have a read and hopefully enjoy.  I also have a second manuscript that I bounce back and forth from, I am pushing to finish both of them, preferably before the coming summer months.

A writers job is never done, until the next time, Peace and love!

3/18/2014

Stage Fright!

Hello again.  As I write this post, my first show with a fresh new band rapidly approaches.  I find that I am having a little bit of stage fright.  The good thing is, from my past experiences it goes away shortly after getting started.  Like most of my other performances, this one is going to be awesome.  It's a small venue, however the chance to play for other people will be awesome!

In my last post here I posted the song we have on YouTube.  I am not sure how many people have heard it, but playing it live will be an amazing experience.  I'll get my chance to be a 'rock star' for a night, and, fingers crossed, there will be more opportunities to come.  Participating in a live rock show is fun, but it is more fun from the stage in my opinion!

Every time I go up on stage there is always a little bit of stage fright.  Even after playing for many years.  Stage fright never really goes away, it helps keep me sharp.  If anyone else has dealt with stage fright, I would love to hear how you deal with it.  That's all for now, and let there be Rock!

1/18/2014

Awake.

Hello to my loyal readers.  I have been working very hard on my music project.  Now I can share with all of you the fruits of my labors.  I hope you will enjoy our first release. The recording process took much longer than we anticipated, but we are now gearing up for some live performances.

Hopefully with the majority of the recording out of the way I can find some time to get back to writing.  I enjoy writing blog posts almost as much as I enjoy writing music, so its hard to find time to do both.  However I am looking forward to posting more thoughts, hopefully I can get back into the writing routine.  Take care and keep rockin!

7/15/2012

To You, the Best Audience A Blogger Can Have

<p>Recently I published a similar note on one of my other blogs and I wanted to post a thank you, with an update here.  I have been quite busy outside of the world wide web and haven't  had a lot of time to keep in touch with all those who stop by this blog and have a read.  I haven't  forgotten you and I still find inspiration from all of the good comments you have left behind for me.

For everyone who has stopped by and have been discouraged by my lack of new posts; I want you all to know that I have been working on a music project.  I have been drumming for a good bunch of guys and haven't been able to find time for all of my passions.  Hopefully as things progress with my music project I will be able to find more time to give you something to come back to.  In the mean time I just want to say "Thank you" to everyone who has stopped by and left me a little piece of you on the comment section.  God bless.</p>

6/26/2011

Hats off

Let me say "Hats off" to Elizabeth May of the Green Party.  If I haven't said "Congratulations" for your work to get elected on May 1st, I'm saying it now.  I don't normally sway too much from the parties I have voted for in the past, but in the short time since the election, I believe that Canadians need to see more of Green Party.

I have recently had a few moments to read a few of Elizabeth May's blog, and I am starting to think we need more politicians like her.  I was looking through the list of people who are following me on Twitter and I found that both Elizabeth May and Jack Layton are on that list.  I can only hope once in a while they will pop by here and have a read, but I digress.  I was heading towards a tangent.  Anyway, I found her blog through Twitter and I was very pleasantly surprised.  The first post I read told me more about what our elected officials are working towards accomplishing on the federal politics stage.

The New Democrats normally get my vote, I was one of the swing voters in the last election.  I changed my vote when I watched the confidence vote that brought down the last minority government on TV.  I didn't want to go back to the polls...and as much as I despise the Liberals, I have to admit the election was necessary.  I'm sure after all the results are in, everybody was happy to see a Conservative majority with Jack Layton and the New Democrats opposing in the House.  Most importantly we have Elizabeth May in Parliament.  Granted she has a lot to prove to help bring more Greens into House, but I am certain she will go above and beyond not just for her party but for all Canadians.  I think we should see more of Elizabeth May's kind of politics in Canada.  Let me know if you agree with me.