I write with the garage door open. You can check out my logs to see how I think and capture ideas. This started as an experiment in December 2021, and I’ve captured around 400 logs a month since. It’s basically a public interstitial journal where I dump stream-of-consciousness thoughts all day. It’s both a way to document my life, and to capture seeds for future essays.
97 logs -- I cover AI prompting, writing curriculum, marijuana, architecture school, publishing strategies, slang, astral projection, mold, woo, Twitter, re-association, and the bagel store mysteries.
101 logs -- I cover pseudonyms, exclamation marks, acronyms, editing, the tension of being a teacher that experiments, Fernando Pessoa, doomsday satire, the salary of the world’s top racquetball player, and how writing affects memory.
117 logs -- I cover writing, creativity, nuclear paranoia, my neighbor Wilbur Doyle, counter-culture literature, dreams, Fountainhead, batshit crazy takes on Christianity, the mating rituals of slugs, non-sense, notes from an airplane, baseball, algorithm pimps, virtual reality, and more.
36 logs -- I experiment with bulleted lists running through the day, I also cover inspirations, titles, Hog Island, Maryland, cake, DMT, the universe, dirt, one-way doors, and the role of the writer.
Back in December, I started a public interstitial journal. A few times a day, maybe every hour or so, I'd write down what I was thinking. I was surprised at the benefits of this practice.