1) Writing prompts are almost universally unhelpful.
Sure, If I'm itching to sit down and pound away some cracky fanfic or something the travelling shovel of doom might be helpful. When I need to actually write something for publication it's like everyone expects me to have my own ideas. Sheesh.
2) My Search History is terrifying.
Like someone said you can't buy a confederate battle flag on Amazon anymore, but you can buy an I.S.I.L flag and I really really want to know, but I'm not stupid enough to type I.S.I.L. flag into Amazon with the rest of my search history. Hello whole new crop of government watch-lists I just found. *waves to the feebs* This is a thing you think about as a writer. No one prepares you for that fact before you're there.
3) Twitter is almost as unhelpful as writing prompts.
Because when I tweet things about writing or questions people have this weird hang up where they will share said tweet but they will not actually answer it. I will dedicate myself to being better about this, but I will probably fail. Sorry, Universe.
4) My keyboard looks like I tape sandpaper to my fingers before I type.
Some of this is because I have fingernails and I type fast and hard, but I feel like someone would make a keyboard that could handle a fictional life without steadily wearing through the first three layers of plastic on my spacebar. Don't ask about E, D, and N. There are actual nail marks in S.
5) The Five-Thing list is the Yoga Pants of blogging.
Not that I don't like Yoga Pants. We're all allowed to have lazy days. Am I the only one leaning on this particular thing a little hard? Yeah? OKay. I'll work on it.
Alright. That's all for today, come back Friday where we'll talk about the 5 strangest Science Fiction Cliches!
Heh. I'm joking. I have actual content for Friday, and it's about one of my favorite things ever. Mosquito Dinosaurs!
Also, check out my short story here, and give it a vote if you like it. :)