Gentle Reader, I want to apologize. I know things around here have been a little subpar lately; rest assured, I have excellent excuses. I am trying to get Patchwork Narrative into bookstores – by the by, it’s now available from my print-on-demand service, as well as on Amazon.com. I’ve been exhausting myself trying to keep up with my punishing schedule here, my novel, my daily journaling exercise, writing commissions, a few group projects, and a poem a day in lieu of NaNoWriMo. In short, I’ve been overextending myself on the writing front. My quality and enthusiasm have both suffered as a direct result.
I would like to therefore beg your indulgence, and introduce something new: Music Mondays. As you may recall, I’ve been learning to play the ukulele, and I’m not quite as terrible as I was when I began. For the month of November, each Monday you’ll get a video of myself and my painted uke, Chordelia, playing a new song just for you, as well as a video showing what the song is supposed to sound like. Hopefully, you’ll be entertained, and hopefully, one less real post per week will keep my creative juices from atrophying entirely.
Here’s my rendition of Five Foot Two. Apparently, as soon as I turn the camera on, I stop being able to talk or sing or play, so just bear that in mind.
Now, here’s somebody competent playing it. Enjoy!