Author: Bryon Quertermous

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    I’m writing this from my basement office where I finished moving my stuff back in here after trying for the last month or so to work from a desk in my bedroom or at the kitchen table. Those places are a nice break when I need a change of scenery, but for the day-to-day work…

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  • Watch What Happens Next

    Watch What Happens Next

    In my last newsletter I mentioned two things that were going well, and I’m happy to say they are still going well. First, I think I’ve finally found a medicine mix that’s working for me and know I just have my fingers crossed that it stays this way and doesn’t turn on my body like…

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  • Always Starting Over

    Always Starting Over

    I know a post about fresh starts during the first week of spring is a cliche, but sometimes we need to embrace the cliche if it fits. And honestly, I’m doing a little wishful thinking and hoping I can manifest some spring beauty in my life by writing about it. February was another lost month…

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  • Free Short Story!

    Free Short Story!

    Happy New Year! One of the goals I made for myself this year was nurture my newsletter better and grow the audience so I’m not as beholden to the grip of social media. I really like having control over my content so I can up and move it without too much hassle when one platform…

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  • Finishing the Hat

    Finishing the Hat

    This isn’t going to be a long note, I just wanted to share some final words of encouragement to end the year with good momentum. I’m not at all a proponent of hustle culture, but I’ve seen how ending a day, or week, or month, or year strong helps keep the momentum going on long…

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  • Comedy Tonight

    Comedy Tonight

    The last two months have been rough. At first I thought I had taken on too much and was melting down because of it, but it turns out that toward the middle of September my medicine stopped working. I gained almost all of the weight back I lost, I was having trouble sleeping, I was…

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  • It’s a Simple Little System

    It’s a Simple Little System

    After revamping this newsletter to focus on joy and happiness and magic then updating regularly for five months, I disappeared. While this is absolutely a stock move from the ADHD playbook, it had less to do with the immediate effects of my disease and more to do with needing more space and time to process…

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  • People (Who Need People)

    People (Who Need People)

    “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” – Jule Styne and Bob Merrill Since it’s February and we’re thinking about love, I wanted to tackle one of the most enduring toxic literary tropes, especially for men – the lonely tortured artist grappling with the pettiness of life and the weight of…

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  • Everybody’s Gotta Be Somewhere

    Everybody’s Gotta Be Somewhere

    Happy New Year! I know it’s weird to still say that more than halfway through the month, but because of vacation and illness I got a late start to the new year. Then we had a holiday yesterday so today really feels like the first official day of this year to me. Which is great,…

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  • Something Just Broke

    Something Just Broke

    I’m not very big on regret, but I’ve been thinking a LOT lately about wasted opportunities. There was a recent opportunity I had that I really thought was going to change the trajectory of my career, and it did sort of. But after one book I was let go and found myself back to square…

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