Y’hallo! Welcome to the Wobbleverse! 😀🤗👋
Salutations! This is my humble little corner of the web. This blog, more than anything else, reflects my personal growth and interests over the years gone by. It’s been a long and winding road! Over the past decade, I’ve dabbled in data science and day-trading, but starting August 2020, this blog has most recently morphed into a container for The Alphabet Game (TAG) and a fiction story. TAG, in its present form, is a daily writing exercise where I’ve been putting ~400 words to paper each day, every single day. I’m happy to report that for three months running now, I’ve kept up the streak! 😁
Originally, TAG started with standalone non-fiction entries and for about two months I tried to build a corpus of material for a data science project called Wobble2. The rules are simple: Write ~400 words about any topic under the sun as long as the first word of the entry corresponds with “that day’s letter”– so, for example, today’s letter (Fri, 10/30) is “Y.” Over the past few months, I’ve written about Calvin and Hobbes, great directors, GPS, The Dewey Decimal System, The Fast and Furious, spirituality, fate & destiny, and public figures whom I really appreciate and admire.
At the beginning of October though, my interests slightly shifted and I embarked on writing a novel! I’ve tried in the past and have never made it very far but this time, things are different; I’d posted about TAG on Reddit and found a new writing friend so together we’ve been writing and posting ~400 words every single day. (And it was following her lead that I decided to switch over from writing daily non-fiction entries to fiction passages. Inspired! ✊🔥🚀)
This is the first time I’ve ever tried publicly writing a story like this though. Writing and posting serial installments every single day honestly makes me feel a bit old-school, like Charles Dickens. But a month in, I’ve gotta say: I like it! Having a writing friend to share daily progress with and get comments/feedback from certainly makes a difference. But also– I’m honestly really liking WordPress and its entire system of tagging and organization. (Tools I never had when I wrote longhand in spiral notebooks before.)
Anyway, if you’re newly arrived, welcome! Upon alighting, good places to start for my non-fiction entries would be The Alphabetical Index or The Mind Map if you like visualizations. And there’s also the TAG subreddit where /u/munchmallowqueen and I give each other comments and feedback. Finally, if you’re interested in my nascent story, I’m currently in the middle of writing Chapter 4; but here’s where you’d go to start from the beginning.
PS. Full disclosure, by the way: When it comes to my non-fiction entries, in order to (try) to keep my identity a secret, I’ve changed the names of people and other minor details (like location names, geography, or dates and times) in an attempt to preserve the anonymity of all parties involved. I write under pseudonym because sometimes I write about sensitive subjects and if I’m ever job hunting, I don’t want a potential recruiter to Google my name, find this blog, and then immediately jump to any conclusions about me based solely on my writings. That’d be muy no bueno! ☹️😦😓